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 randomly picking Sheri Larsen, who is amazing. She created an epic FB group - Writers Support 4U! It's a wonderful and supportive group and I love every member. Sheri, for my ROAK gift, I'm offering to critique your query or first chapter or synopsis - whatever you need!

If you have a minute, please stop in at Writers' Ally and tell Sheri how awesome she is!

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!

17 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Sheri's getting lots of love this morning. :D

I love the thesaurus. It's my new BFF. :D

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sheri's awesome. What a great choice!

SA Larsenッ said...

OMGosh, Nicole. This is so nice of you! Brought a tear to my eye. I'm thrilled that the FB group is loved by so many and doing just what I intended it to do - be a safe place for writers to support each other without interruption from the noise of the world.

Joanna said...

Love this RAOK idea and so glad that Sheri is your recipient, Nicole!

LTM said...

Yay yay yay!!! Sheri is AWESOME! Great choice~ :o) <3

LD Masterson said...

A lovely blog idea. You've got my thinking of who I should do a RAOK for.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I'm so glad you picked Sheri! There are so many awesome people in this blogosphere, and Sheri has a special place in my heart too!

Janet Johnson said...

I love Sheri! So many great people out there. :)

E. Arroyo said...

Yay Sheri...She is amazing!

Christina Lee said...

*jazz hands for Sheri* (great minds think alike?)

Angela Ackerman said...

YES! Sheri is so worthy of this and she embodies kindness and support!

You both rock! Thanks for doing this with us!

Angela

Johanna Garth said...

Random acts of kindness are wonderful. I'm feeling inspired to buy coffee for someone or make cookies for the neighbors!

La-Tessa said...

Excellent ROAK gift. I see lots of CP's getting recognized today :-)

Heather said...

Sheri is fantastic, what a great choice!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Sheri is awesome! She gives so much encouragement to so many of us. :)

jamieayres said...

Never heard of this award but it's pretty awesome! I'll be sure to pass it on to someone next week:) I LOVE The Bookshelf Muse!

Miriam Forster said...

This week just keeps on being awesome. And apparently we writers LOVE our crit partners. :)