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.
* Writers of all ages, races, and nationalities whose goal is to create quality nonfiction and fiction books that offer light, hope, and truth to a weary and waiting world.
* Writers who are ready to step out in faith and share their God-inspired stories.
* Writers who see the overwhelmingly dark titles featured prominently on bookstore shelves and are willing to create alternatives.
* Writers who take their craft seriously and understand that God should be glorified in all they do.
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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Ep.18 – Authentic Platform Building on Instagram with Ruthie Gray
With both indie and traditionally published authors expected to build a platform, they often get discouraged when they see minimal growth in that area. Sometimes it causes them to lose all motivation to stay on social media or even finish writing their book. I...
Ep.17 – Industry Update – Should You Write a Book?￼
With over 4 million new books published last year in the U.S. (self-published and traditionally published combined), is there any room for yours? Isn’t the market already saturated? And with Americans reading at an all-time low (only 19% of Americans now read for...
Ep.16 – Writers, Get Ready! 9 Things to Help You Write, Market, and Withstand the Publishing Journey
Did you know that today, September 15, is National Get Ready Day? Yeah, who knew? I didn't until yesterday, when I was doing a little bit of research. I also don't know who comes up with these day designations. But I decided to run with it for this episode because,...
Ep.15 – 10 Important Tech Tools for Authors
Today I’m going to answer one of the top questions I receive from aspiring authors: What are the best tech tools to help me write and market my book? I want to start by saying that tools are nice, but they aren’t the be-all and end-all to ensure that you write - and...
Ep.14 – Your Identity and Influence as a Christian Writer
The purpose of Ink and Impact is to educate, encourage, and embolden Christian writers. And to date, I think the show has been doing a good job with education and encouragement, especially with a lot of guests that have been on. If you're new to Ink and Impact, I...
Ep.13 – Fall Conferences, Fact Checking, & Book Marketing Tips
August will soon be over, which means here in the U.S., most of our children have already started back to school or are preparing for it. My youngest who is now in high school went back earlier than most; he returned August 10th. Now that the house is primarily quiet...
Ep.12 – How to Create and Distribute a Reader Magnet
Today's episode is all about reader magnets. You know, those freebies or opt-ins that we as writers know that we are supposed to create. Sometimes we either think, Oh, that's super easy, and we dash off and create something really fast, only to discover there are a...
Ep.11 – How to Magnify God in Your Writing, Regardless of Genre
Welcome to another episode of Ink and Impact! Episode 11, to be precise. As I was reflecting back on the fact that ten episodes have aired, I wanted to just take a moment to reflect and think about, “Am I meeting the initial mission of this podcast? Or is it time to...
Ep.10 – Character Development and Believable Faith Journeys with Elizabeth Jacobson
Today I am excited to introduce another author to you. Elizabeth Jacobson is a middle school math teacher in sunny California, who loves the Bible, fantasy and science fiction. She got bit by the writing bug at age thirteen, and has been frantically putting words on...