Ink and Impact Podcast
Hosted by Dalene Bickel
The mission of the Ink and Impact podcast is to educate, encourage, and embolden God’s writers.
Friend, our weary and wandering world is in need of writers of all ages, races, and nationalities to create quality nonfiction and fiction books that offer Biblical light, hope, and truth.
Even more than that, God is calling His writers to step out in faith and share their God-inspired stories.
If you’re a writer who
* desires to create books that counteract the worldly titles featured prominently on bookstore shelves today,
* takes their craft seriously, and
* understands that God should be glorified in all they do,
then this podcast is for you.
Ink and Impact addresses not only tips and best practices to help you improve your craft and magnify your message, but also guide you through the ENTIRE writing journey.
From overcoming fears and building your faith, to discovering fellow writers and keeping a pulse on the overall publishing industry – the goal is to help you keep God at the center of it all.
Weekly rotating content includes:
* Occasional interviews with Christian authors and industry professionals who will share their insights and experiences to help you navigate your own writing path,
* Book recommendations,
* Listener feedback opportunities (polls, surveys, & call-ins),
* Announcements about author events,
* Occasional giveaways,
* And more!
Be sure to subscribe to Ink and Impact to automatically be notified when a new episode drops, as well as to access show notes, direct links, and additional resources.
Remember: Don’t just write a book. Make an impact.
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Blog versions of each episode (with full links)
An Overlooked Genre: The Why & How of Writing Christian Middle-Grade Fiction with RM Ruiz (Ep.38)
LISTENREADWhether you write middle-grade fiction or not, this episode is packed full of helpful insights and practical tips to benefit you throughout your author journey! Just a few of the topics covered in this episode include: Why middle-grade fiction is needed now...
What Is Your Vision & Mission as an Author? (Ep.37)
LISTENREADIf you listened to last week’s episode you probably heard my faux pas. I’m sure that most of you, if not all you, caught it, but were so gracious not to blast me about it on social. Thank you! Lesson learned - don’t record AND edit in a hurry! Missed it and...
5 Time & Mind Management Tips for Writers (Ep.36)
LISTENWATCHREADDaylight Savings Time occurs this weekend in many portion of the United States. What will you do with your extra hour? You might be tempted to sleep in (that’s my temptation, anyway). But perhaps we could better utilize that hour … and our time in...
Relationship Building for Authors with Naomi Fata (Ep.35)
LISTENWATCHREADIn this interview with Naomi Fata, so much great info is shared that I initially struggled with which part to focus on for the title of this episode: How to know if you're called to write a book? What to do when you feel like an imposter in your...
Your Leadership Role as a Writer (Ep.34)
LISTENWATCHREADWelcome back to another episode of the Ink and Impact podcast! Today we're talking about your leadership role as a writer and the ten characteristics that define leadership as they pertain to writers and authors. This topic came about because of...
Book Cover and Interior Design Considerations (Ep.33)
LISTENREADBook Cover and Interior Design Considerations Since we celebrated Valentine’s Day earlier this week, I thought I’d play off of that theme and ask you: Are you in love with your book’s appearance? Even more importantly, do you know how to ensure that your...
Publishing & Platform Pitfalls (Ep.32)
LISTENWATCHREADAs writers, we need to build a platform. This term has been around for a number of years now and can be defined as the number of people who are willing and able to purchase your books. In theory, the more people you have on your email list and the more...
How to Create a Book: 5 Critical Components (Ep.31)
LISTENWATCHREADI'm kicking off Season 2 with a giveaway (free book, anyone?! See below for full details) and practical advice to help you wrap your mind around the book creation process. Whether you’re planning to indie or traditionally publish, these 5 components are...
Ep.30 – Step Up & Stand Out in the New Year
As you review your writing in 2022, can you say with confidence that it has positively impacted your readers? Sometimes when we sense God prompting us to do a particular thing, we try to talk ourselves out of doing it. But when we push aside our excuses and fears,...
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