Monday, May 14, 2012

20 Random Act of Kindness Blitz

Kindness can change the world, one act at a time!

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 picking Susan Sipal, the author of the fantastic Harry Potter for Writers blog and sending her an Amazon gift card so she can catch up on all the books that I've recommended lately -- or any other books that she has been itching to read.

Why?

Susan is a fabulous writer as well as one of the most supportive critique partners and fantastic editors I've come across. I started off hiring her to do a structural edit on a manuscript, and we ended up as critique partners. I can't even express how blessed I feel by that. She has been unfailing supportive of the manuscript and all my other writing. We even have short stories coming out soon in an anthology together, which wouldn't have been possible if not for Susan.

If you don't know Harry Potter for Writers, stop by and check it out. Her articles are wonderful. And I have a copy of her ebook--A Writer's Guide to Harry Potter--which I purchased and loved before we became writing partners. It is wonderful as well.

Susan deserves every kindness, because she is one of the kindest people I know. But please, don't let the celebration of kindness stop here. Consider participating in the kindness blitz. Tel someone you know how much you appreciate them. Do something kind for them. Give them a smile, a phone call, a gift basket, a gift card, a book.

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?  Do you want to participate? Have someone who deserves a kind word? I'd love to hear about it!

Happy ROAK,

Martina

20 comments:

  1. Awesome that you're participating too. Susan sounds like an awesome critique partner.

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    1. She is, Natalie! But then, I am so blessed with all my critique partners. I've said this before, but the online writing community is full of amazing people. You're one of them!

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  2. Interesting choice. Many congrats go out to Becca and Angela!!

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    1. Have you seen the Emotion Thesaurus yet? If not, get it! Seriously! It is amazing. I had the good fortune to beta test it, and it rocks.

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  3. The writing community is awesome and I can say that good critique partners are hard to come by! So awesome that you're honoring Susan!

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    1. You should know, because you are one. I MISS you and all the yaffers! :D

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  4. Awesome critique partners are worth their weight in gold. Seriously.

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    1. Aren't they? I suspect we need to do another critique partner hook-up post.

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  5. Hi Martina! Enjoyed your post. Susan sounds like a great critique partner.

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    1. She is, Susanne! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      Hugs!

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  6. Martina, you are way too kind and generous! I am deeply honored, and also very blessed to be able to critique with a writer as talented as you! I'm so glad to count you as a friend.

    And now, how are we going to prioritize that long list of books you've been after me to read? :-)

    Susan

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    1. We'll have to work on that, but I have ideas. It's going to have to depend on what you are going to do with your IDEA. Looking forward to seeing those scenes :D

      And thanks for being so sweet :D

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  7. Susan is an amazing woman! I am SO GLAD you picked her. I wish only for good things to come her way, and yours!

    Thank you for participating in this RAOK blitz. It was such a great day, seeing all these people have RAOK happen and their reactions. You guys really made a lot of people feel special today!

    Angela

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    1. Ange, Susan and I were just discussing the brilliance of your idea this afternoon. I am SO honored to be participating.

      Hugs!

      M.

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  8. Just yesterday my friend gave me a set of vintage 60s knitting supplies she found at an estate sale. Now I have every possible size of everything. I think whomever it had belonged to would be happy knowing it's appreciated. I also just sent off another friend whom I host every year when she's in town for work. I know it's so much nicer for her to stay here than making do elsewhere. And, a bit of a shout-out for my critique partners who do their darndest when I inundate them with excessive chapters.

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    1. Hi Heather,

      That is so cool. Critique partners need to be pampered, and friends are beyond price.

      Hugs,

      M.

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  9. What an awesome choice. It was so much fun seeing some of my friends get recognized today. You guys were on my short list. I was disappointed I couldn't include everyone. :(

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  10. Yay for Susan and Yay for you!! You're both awesome. *throws kisses*

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  11. LOVE Susan's Harry Potter for Writer's blog. She has an incredible and intricate way of analyzing any and all things Potter. Fab choice.

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