Building Your Confidence As A New Writer with @AbbieMood

By Rachel Thompson | Blog

Feb 05
Building Your Confidence As A New Writer with @AbbieMood via @BadRedheadMedia #confidence #writer #WritingCommunity

Sometimes, it can be difficult for new writers, especially self-published writers, because we lack confidence. What right do we have to publish? What happens when imposter syndrome pops up? Or writer’s block? All valid feelings and situations. Thankfully, we have awesome cheerleaders like Abbie Mood Lang (writer, editor, teacher) to help us, my most recent #BookMarketingChat guest! 

I started #BookMarketingChat about five years ago – to help writers learn not only how to use social media (that’s in my book), but also how to use it specifically for book marketing. I also wanted to help writers gain confidence in the writing and publishing process. 

I was really pleased to have the fabulous Abbie as my guest on my weekly #BookMarketingChat! Abbie is a talented writer, copywriter, and strategist. She shared a ton of amazing tips writers can use right now to help gain confidence as we write and grow. See the Q&A below to immediately implement the strategies she uses. 

You can read the entire summary of this chat here. You can also find more detailed information in my updated for 2020 BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge – lots more tips on book marketing and social media as well. 

For more awesome info, join my weekly #BookMarketingChat on Twitter – every Wednesday at 6 pm pst/9 pm est. New guests and topics each week! Just type in the hashtag to join us OR catch the summary on Facebook.

For more tips, read this post - great books to help with your own writing.

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So, let's do this thingy!

Q1: Whether you are a new or seasoned writer, how often do you feel confident? Shaky? Good? Nervous?

Q2: What have you done to clear your head when you feel like you can't get anything going?

Q3: Did you know that reading other writers' work can build your confidence?

Q4: As a writer, where do you go for support when your confidence is low?

Q5: How can goals help build your confidence as a writer?

Abbie lives in Colorado with her fiancé, three dogs, and one guinea pig. She likes to write about a variety of topics, including social/environmental issues, adventure travel, sports, and health/wellness.

For a more detailed plan on developing your book marketing, purchase Rachel’s new book,
The BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge
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About the Author

Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge: How to energize your book sales in a month - created to help authors market their book. She is also the author of Broken Places (one of IndieReader's "Best of 2015" top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival), and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…),,, and Self-Publishers Monthly. Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and two live Twitter chats: #BookMarketingChat (co-hosted with TheRuralVA, Emilie Rabitoy) and #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with C. Streetlights and Judith Staff. She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.

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