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We're diving into what it takes these days to make an impact and an income as a Christian Fiction Writer. Each week, we talk about the creative process of writing a novel from the lens of business decisions and marketing strategies while keeping rhythms of rest a priority.

The Business of Christian Fiction Rachel Fahrenbach

    • Business
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We're diving into what it takes these days to make an impact and an income as a Christian Fiction Writer. Each week, we talk about the creative process of writing a novel from the lens of business decisions and marketing strategies while keeping rhythms of rest a priority.

    Ep 43: Is Kickstarter Right for You and Your Book?

    Ep 43: Is Kickstarter Right for You and Your Book?

    Are you considering using crowdfunding to launch your novel? Listen to Emilie Haney’s tips and advice for using Kickstarter.  ***Check out Emilie’s Kickstarter ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eahendryx/falling-through-the-black?ref=discovery 

    This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something Rachel will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

    📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒
    Topics covered in this episode:
    Knowing if Kickstarter is right for youThe different approaches to using KickstarterWhat point in the publishing process should you do a Kickstarter campaignWhy communication is vital for a Kickstarter campaignProfit margin (and other considerations)
    About Emilie Haney (E.A. Hendryx)
    E. A. Hendryx is an author, graphic designer, photographer, and podcaster living in Indiana with her husband, two dogs, and a cat named Pages. She writes fiction in multiple genres and spends more time on Instagram than she probably should. She grew up on a steady diet of Star Trek and Nancy Drew and believes that every idea is better in space.

    📘 Connect With Emilie
        ➡️ https://www.eahcreative.com/ 
        ➡️ https://instagram.com/createexploreread 
        ➡️ https://x.com/emiliehendryx 
        ➡️ https://facebook.com/emiliehendryx 

    ***Check out Emilie’s YA Fiction (pen name: E.A. Hendryx) ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://amzn.to/3W6W0Bk
    ***Check out Emilie’s Cozy Mysteries ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://amzn.to/3U2P31w 
    ***Check out Emilie’s Rom-Coms (pen name: Bell Renshaw) ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://amzn.to/3JihdRx 

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    Video Editing: Descript
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    We’re on a mission to help 1,000 Christian fiction writers make both an impact and an income from their storytelling. 

    ⚡️FREE RESOURCES: Download FREE worksheets designed for fiction writers: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/resources

    ⚡️BOOK: Check out the Gifted + Guided Quarterly Prayer Journal for Entrepreneurs: https://amzn.to/48kMyOl

    Connect with Rachel on Social Media
    https://rachelfahrenbach.com
    https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach
    https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

    QUESTION — Who would you like to hear from on the podcast? 

    About this video:
    Welcome! Here on The Business of Christian Fiction podcast, we’re diving into what it takes to make an impact and an income as a Christian Fiction Writer. Each week, we talk about the creative process of writing a novel from the lens of business decisions and marketing strategies. 

    • 50 min
    Ep 42: Creating from Rest in 2024 - Part Two: Rachel's Story | January

    Ep 42: Creating from Rest in 2024 - Part Two: Rachel's Story | January

    What do you do when God has asked you to set everything down for a year? What do you do when God has asked you to dig in and grow without striving and burning out? This year, Erin and Rachel are leaning into creating from rest this year and are inviting you into the conversation.  

     

    Note: This is part two of this conversation. For part one, check out Ep 41.

     

    This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something Rachel will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

     

    📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒

    Topics covered in this episode:

    Applying the lessons of Sabbath to regular work rhythms

    What Rachel’s 2024 work-year looks like

    What Rachel has learned so far



     

    About Erin Greneaux

    Erin Greneaux is a wife and mom to three girls in Lafayette, Louisiana. A graduate of Baylor University, Erin has worked in Christian ministry for over a decade in children’s ministry, missions, education in at-risk communities, and curriculum development. Erin is passionate about applying God's Word to everyday life in a way that is clear and creative. Her published works include fiction, non fiction, poetry, and even a board game!

     

    📘 Connect With Erin

        ➡️ https://www.Greneauxgardens.com

        ➡️ https://facebook.com/GreneauxGardens

        ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/eringreneaux

     

    ***Check out Erin’s books ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://amzn.to/3whO9Gq

     

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    📱 Subscribe and Listen to the The Business of Christian Fiction Podcast HERE:

     

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-of-christian-fiction/id1645870156

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7CPaxgmw479Q3r31NsdCQM?si=1c4916c3bd7e4f09

    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@thebusinessofchristianfiction

     

    Connect:

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebusinessofchristianfiction

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebusinessofchristianfiction

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    This Video was Filmed & Edited Using:

     

    Web Camera: Logitech for Creators StreamCam 

    Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3Cm0D02

     

    Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR2100X

    Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3GCUrD5

     

    Video Editing: Descript

    Descript ➡️ https://www.descript.com?lmref=r1smdQ

     

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    We’re on a mission to help 1,000 Christian fiction writers make both an impact and an income from their storytelling. 

     

    ⚡️FREE RESOURCES: Download FREE worksheets designed for fiction writers: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/resources

     

    ⚡️BOOK: Check out the Gifted + Guided Quarterly Prayer Journal for Entrepreneurs: https://amzn.to/48kMyOl

     

    Connect with Rachel on Social Media

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com

    https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

     

    QUESTION — Who would you like to hear from on the podcast? 

     

    About this video:

    Welcome! Here on The Business of Christian Fiction podcast, we’re diving into what it takes to make an impact and an income as a Christian Fiction Writer. Each week, we talk about the creative process of writing a novel from the lens of business decisions and marketing strategies. 



     

    • 56 min
    Ep 41: Creating from Rest in 2024 - Part One: Erin’s Story | January

    Ep 41: Creating from Rest in 2024 - Part One: Erin’s Story | January

    What do you do when God has asked you to set your work down for a year? What do you do when God has asked you to dig in and grow your business without striving and burning out? This year, Erin and Rachel are learning what it means to create from rest this year and are inviting you into the conversation.  ***Check out Erin’s books ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://amzn.to/3whO9Gq

    Note: This is just part one of this conversation and so the end cuts off abruptly. Please check out part two in Ep 42.

    This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something Rachel will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

     

    📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒

    What the Creating from Rest episodes will be throughout 2024

    Topics covered in this episode:

    Understanding and apply a “sabbath year”

    What Erin’s 2024 work-year looks like

    What Erin has learned so far



    ***Check out Erin’s books ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://amzn.to/3whO9Gq

     

    About Erin Greneaux

    Erin Greneaux is a wife and mom to three girls in Lafayette, Louisiana. A graduate of Baylor University, Erin has worked in Christian ministry for over a decade in children’s ministry, missions, education in at-risk communities, and curriculum development. Erin is passionate about applying God's Word to everyday life in a way that is clear and creative. Her published works include fiction, non fiction, poetry, and even a board game!

     

    📘 Connect With Erin

        ➡️ https://www.Greneauxgardens.com

        ➡️ https://facebook.com/GreneauxGardens

        ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/eringreneaux

     

     

    ***Check out Erin’s books ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://amzn.to/3whO9Gq

     

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    📱 Subscribe and Listen to the The Business of Christian Fiction Podcast HERE:

     

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-of-christian-fiction/id1645870156

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7CPaxgmw479Q3r31NsdCQM?si=1c4916c3bd7e4f09

    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@thebusinessofchristianfiction

     

    Connect:

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebusinessofchristianfiction

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebusinessofchristianfiction

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    This Video was Filmed & Edited Using:

     

    Web Camera: Logitech for Creators StreamCam 

    Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3Cm0D02

     

    Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR2100X

    Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3GCUrD5

     

    Video Editing: Descript

    Descript ➡️ https://www.descript.com?lmref=r1smdQ

     

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    We’re on a mission to help 1,000 Christian fiction writers make both an impact and an income from their storytelling. 

     

    ⚡️FREE RESOURCES: Download FREE worksheets designed for fiction writers: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/resources

     

    ⚡️BOOK: Check out the Gifted + Guided Quarterly Prayer Journal for Entrepreneurs: https://amzn.to/48kMyOl

     

    Connect with Rachel on Social Media

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com

    https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

     

    QUESTION — Who would you like to hear from on the podcast? 

     

    About this video:

    Welcome! Here on The Business of Christian Fiction podcast, we’re diving into what it takes to make an impact and an income as a Christian Fiction Writer. Each week, we talk about the creative process of writing a novel from the lens of business decisions and marketing strategies.

    • 48 min
    Ep 40: Make Money while Writing Your Novel with Ericka Andersen, Freelance Writing Coach

    Ep 40: Make Money while Writing Your Novel with Ericka Andersen, Freelance Writing Coach

    Do you feel the tension between wanting to work on your novel while also needing to pay the bills? Well, today’s guest, Ericka Andersen, has a solution for you: Freelance writing! ***Check out Ericka’s Course ✅CLICK HERE 👉http://bragworthybylines.com

     

    This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something Rachel will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

     

    📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒

    Topics covered in this episode:

    The Pros and Cons of freelance writing for fiction writers

    How freelance writing can be a lucrative option for fiction writers

    Will freelance writing take time away from writing your novel?

    How freelance writing can support your novel publishing goals 

    First steps to getting started as a freelance writer



     ***Check out Ericka’s Course ✅CLICK HERE 👉http://bragworthybylines.com

     

    About Ericka Andersen

    Ericka Andersen is a freelance writer living in Indianapolis with her husband and two kids. She regularly contributes articles to places like the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Christianity Today. She is most recently the author of "Reason to Return: Why Women Need the Church & the Church Needs Women.

     

    📘 Connect With Ericka

        ➡️https://pitchandpublish.co

        ➡️Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pitchandpublish

        ➡️Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericka_andersen

         ➡️Get Ericka's Book Leaving Cloud 9: https://amzn.to/4881NsS

         ➡️Get Ericka's Book Reason to Return: https://amzn.to/3w6Ue8I 

      ****Check out Ericka’s course Brag Worthy Bylines: http://bragworthybylines.com



     

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    📱 Subscribe and Listen to the The Business of Christian Fiction Podcast HERE:

     

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-of-christian-fiction/id1645870156

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7CPaxgmw479Q3r31NsdCQM?si=1c4916c3bd7e4f09

     

     

    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@thebusinessofchristianfiction

     

    Connect:

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebusinessofchristianfiction

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebusinessofchristianfiction

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    This Video was Filmed & Edited Using:

     

    Web Camera: Logitech for Creators StreamCam 

    Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3Cm0D02

     

    Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR2100X

    Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3GCUrD5

     

    Video Editing: Descript

    Descript ➡️ https://www.descript.com?lmref=r1smdQ

     

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    We’re on a mission to help 1,000 Christian fiction writers make both an impact and an income from their storytelling. 

     

    ⚡️FREE RESOURCES: Download FREE worksheets designed for fiction writers: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/resources

     

    ⚡️BOOK: Check out the Gifted + Guided Quarterly Prayer Journal for Entrepreneurs: https://amzn.to/48kMyOl

     

    Connect with Rachel on Social Media

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com

    https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

     

    QUESTION — Who would you like to hear from on the podcast? 

     

    About this video:

    Welcome! Here on The Business of Christian Fiction podcast, we’re diving into what it takes to make an impact and an income as a Christian Fiction Writer. Each week, we talk about the creative process of writing a novel from the lens of business decisions and marketing strategies. 

    • 36 min
    Ep 39: Real Talk about Growing a Platform as an Aspiring Fiction Author (with tips!)

    Ep 39: Real Talk about Growing a Platform as an Aspiring Fiction Author (with tips!)

    Fed up with platform growth advice that doesn’t seem to apply to your world as a fiction writer (especially if you are unpublished)? Rachel shares what's really working against you (spoiler: it's not the algorithm) and tips for moving forward.  ***GET THE GIFTED + GUIDED PRAYER JOURNAL ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://amzn.to/48kMyOl

     

    This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something Rachel will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

     

    📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒

    Topics covered in this episode:

    Why building an online author platform is so hard as an unpublished author

    What you are actually “selling” right now

    What you don’t know about “Know, Like, and Trust” as a Fiction Author

    What your reader’s REAL problem is

    Two mindset shifts to make 



     ***GET THE GIFTED + GUIDED PRAYER JOURNAL ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://amzn.to/48kMyOl

     

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    📱 Subscribe and Listen to the The Business of Christian Fiction Podcast HERE:

     

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-of-christian-fiction/id1645870156

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7CPaxgmw479Q3r31NsdCQM?si=1c4916c3bd7e4f09

    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@thebusinessofchristianfiction

     

    Connect:

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebusinessofchristianfiction

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebusinessofchristianfiction

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    This Video was Filmed & Edited Using:

     

    Web Camera: Logitech for Creators StreamCam 

    Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3Cm0D02

     

    Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR2100X

    Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3GCUrD5

     

    Video Editing: Descript

    Descript ➡️ https://www.descript.com?lmref=r1smdQ

     

    =============================

    We’re on a mission to help 1,000 Christian fiction writers make both an impact and an income from their storytelling. 

     

    ⚡️FREE RESOURCES: Download FREE worksheets designed for fiction writers: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/resources

     

    ⚡️BOOK: Check out the Gifted + Guided Quarterly Prayer Journal for Entrepreneurs: https://amzn.to/48kMyOl

     

    Connect with Rachel on Social Media

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com

    https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

     

    QUESTION — Who would you like to hear from on the podcast? 

     

    About this video:

    Welcome! Here on The Business of Christian Fiction podcast, we’re diving into what it takes to make an impact and an income as a Christian Fiction Writer. Each week, we talk about the creative process of writing a novel from the lens of business decisions and marketing strategies.

    • 22 min
    Ep 38: 5 Decisions to Make as a Writer in 2024

    Ep 38: 5 Decisions to Make as a Writer in 2024

    As we step into 2024, Rachel invites you to make five intentional decisions in the new year for your writing plans and publishing goals.  ***GET THE GIFTED + GUIDED PRAYER JOURNAL ✅CLICK HERE 👉https://amzn.to/48kMyOl

    This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something Rachel will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

    📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒

    Topics covered in this episode:

    Leaning into Your Strengths

    Trusting God’s Wisdom

    Praying Daily for Your Decisions, Plans, and Goals

    Discipline

    Creating from Rest

    Gifted + Guided Prayer Quarterly Prayer Journal for Entrepreneurs 

    ****Get it here: https://amzn.to/48kMyOl



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    📱 Subscribe and Listen to the The Business of Christian Fiction Podcast HERE:

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-of-christian-fiction/id1645870156

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7CPaxgmw479Q3r31NsdCQM?si=1c4916c3bd7e4f09

    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@thebusinessofchristianfiction

    Connect:

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebusinessofchristianfiction

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebusinessofchristianfiction

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    This Video was Filmed & Edited Using:

    Web Camera: Logitech for Creators StreamCam 

    Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3Cm0D02

    Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR2100X

    Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3GCUrD5

    Video Editing: Descript

    Descript ➡️ https://www.descript.com?lmref=r1smdQ

    =============================

    We’re on a mission to help 1,000 Christian fiction writers make both an impact and an income from their storytelling. 

    ⚡️FREE RESOURCES: Download FREE worksheets designed for fiction writers: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/resources

    ⚡️BOOK: Check out the Gifted + Guided Quarterly Prayer Journal for Entrepreneurs: https://amzn.to/48kMyOl

    Connect with Rachel on Social Media

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com

    https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

    QUESTION — Who would you like to hear from on the podcast? 

    About this video:

    Welcome! Here on The Business of Christian Fiction podcast, we’re diving into what it takes these days to make an impact and an income as a Christian Fiction Writer. Each week, we talk about the creative process of writing a novel from the lens of business decisions and marketing strategies. 

    • 10 min

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