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Monday, May 14, 2012

Random Act of Kindness BLITZ!


A smile. An encouraging word. A thoughtful gesture. Each day people interact with us, help, and make our day a bit brighter and full. This is especially true in the Writing Community

Take a second to think about writers you know, like the critique partner who works with you to improve your manuscript. The writing friend who listens, supports and keeps you strong when times are tough. The author who generously offers council, advice and inspiration when asked.

So many people take the time to make us feel special, don't they? They comment on our blogs, re-tweet our posts, chat with us on forums and wish us Happy Birthday on Facebook.




Kindness ROCKS!


To commemorate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ.  And because I think KINDNESS is contagious, I'm participating too!

**I am spreading the love today to my blog Sisters, Valerie Kemp and Lacey Boldrev, over at Sisters in Scribe. They are not only amazing critique partners, but have given me endless support and encouragement throughout my writing journey. Since we have done a lot of YA contests and book giveaways over the years, I wanted to return the favor. Valerie and Lacey, for my RAOK gift, in addition to my eternal gratitude, I want to give you each the gift of any YA book you want from The Book Depository. And for those reading, please stop by and tell them how they awesome they are too--they deserve it!**

Do you know someone special that you'd like to randomly acknowledge?
Don't be shy--come join us and celebrate! Send them an email, give them a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way. Kindness makes the world go round. :)

Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up.

Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness?  Let me know in the comments!

16 comments:

  1. The RAOC is a wonderful idea. It has been my experience as a newbie to the internet blog world that writers are very kind to each other and more than willing to share some great information. My hats off to all of you and I thank you all for your help.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. I don't know where I'd be without the help and support of my fellow writers. Thanks for stopping by to share the love!

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  2. Hi there! YAY Valerie and Lacey!

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  3. Awesome idea! It's a great way to acknowledge the people who have touch your life! Congrats to Valerie and Lacey! :)

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  4. Aww, Kristi. You are the bestest. <3 Thank you!

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  5. No, you're the bestest...and you're welcome! :)

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  6. Congrats, Lacey and Valerie! And thanks for spreading the love, Kristi!

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

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    1. Thanks for organizing this--you and Angela did an amazing job!

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  7. Critique partners are worth their weight in gold, excellent choice!

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  8. Lacey is awesome--so glad to see her as your pick :) Thanks so much for participating in this--it really was a wonderful event today. I hope we'll see more RAOK to come in the days ahead!

    Angela

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    1. Thanks for organizing such an awesome event, Angela, and congrats to you and Becca on your book release! :)

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  9. Books are the best gifts ever. :)

    Happy RAOK!

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    1. Miriam--I know! I might have a slight book-buying addiction but there are worse problems to have. ;)

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  10. This is a great post, I love the idea of RAOK...I always try to do something for anyone that helps me on Twitter or my blog, even if it's just retweeting or commenting. Such a small thing can really make you smile, and it always brightens my day when others do it for me. :)

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    1. That's exactly how I feel too, which is why I do the weekly query critique giveaway. I love helping out in any way I can, as I'm so grateful for the support I've had along the way. :)

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