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 my longest-lasting critique partner, Judy Burnett Schneider. Her books, time and talent have helped to improve my writing not to mention my life. She is the co-author of the Frantic Woman's Guide to Life, has hosted numerous writing camps for children and is one of the brains behind Fat Plum, a writer's service. She is always ready with great ideas and motivation. She also introduced me to my other "bestest" critique partners, Julie Long and Mary Patioullet. All of these writers have helped me along the way and I am truly grateful. I owe you all a coffee!

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. I talked about my CP today as well. What would we do without them.

    1. Agree. They have given me so many great ideas for my novel, and they probably can recite it word for word, we've been over it so many times polishing it.

  2. I often think the world would be a better place if more people gave coffee as a present. :)

  3. Critique partners are the best, aren't they?

  4. It sounds like Judy is a great writing partner...

  5. Congratulations to Judy! She sounds like an amazing writing partner to have...