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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!

Today I am blitzing... Deb Marshall! I am choosing her because I'm am so thankful and find it so admirable what she does for promoting Canadian authors.

If you have a minute, stop by Deb's blog and tell her how much you think Canadian authors rock...and tell her how much she rocks for promoting them!!!

As my gift to Deb, I'm offering her a first chapter or query critique, or a phone call to discuss any of her writing/plotting/characters that she needs help with.

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!


  1. A couple years ago a comment I left on her blog resulted in a request for an interview from Keli Gwyn on her 'Romance Writers on the Journey' blog. Until then I had hesitated putting much about myself online but she made the whole thing quite painless. She surprised me by following up with a mailed note and thank-you-for-participating gift. And a year later, out of the blue, the mail brought a note of encouragement and another little gift... definitely a RAOK. It was such a positive boost to my morale, knowing that another writer "out there" believed enough in what they saw of me online to offer encouragement. It inspired me to pay it forward because, yes, kindness DOES rock!

  2. Oh man... Denise!! Thank you so, so much. Now just need to decide which one to do...thinking the first chapter of a MG that I can't figure out, what the first chapter should be, lol. And yep...Canadian Authors ROCK man!

  3. Denise, I am so glad you picked Deb. She is one of my very favorite peoples! She is absolutely so giving and generous, and her imagination is off the charts. I've never met anyone so passionate for MG & YA books!


  4. Awww, YAY (this is so much fun)! Heading over to her blog! And why wasn't I following you, either?! Huh...

  5. Yay you too participated in RAOK!! Loving it!!! Awesome blitz.

  6. I love Deb, what a great choice!

  7. Love this idea! I was the recipient of a RAOK a little while ago -- a bookblogger friend sent me a surprise package (books! candy! awesomeness!), which was the most amazing thing. It meant so much that she would just do that for me out of the blue.

  8. Wow, Denise! Deb is a lovely person to celebrate. Yay, Deb! :)))

    Hello to all the #wipmadness crew!!

  9. Great choice, Denise. Deb's a great person to Blitz.

  10. Canadian authors DO rock! And so do random acts of kindness! *grin*