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 have several friends who have helped and advised me. Some have been with me from the beginning and others have just recently become great friends. Today I want to recognize three specific people with a special thank you and a shout out so everyone knows how great they are.

I am Blitzing Linda Cassidy Lewis, Natasha Alexander and K. McGee.

Not very long ago, Linda Cassidy Lewis elegantly swooped in like a superhero and helped me with a very difficult decision. She was there to offer encouragement and words of wisdom when I needed it and her advice was just what I needed. I don’t think she realizes how incredibly helpful she was at the time, but hopefully she does now.

Natasha Alexander and K. McGee have been by my side from the very beginning of this journey and because of them, I kept going. For years they’ve been here to help with not only professional and writing issues but some big personal ones too. For that, I’m eternally grateful.

Thank you, Linda, Natasha and Kim. These ladies (and writers) embody the true spirit of the Random Act of Kindness better than anyone I know. It’s also the reason I chose to recognize them today.

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 thoughts on “Random Act Of Kindness Blitz

      1. Oh God, where to start? I think a huge big thanks goes out to blogger extraordinaire, Shaz Goodwin, at Jera’s Jamboree. She really taught me the ropes when I first launched myself out there, comletely hapless. And the best thing was that she was really nice and casual about it, so it was all very easy and obvious. It only dawned on me much later just HOW much she had done for me.

        And then there’s my writing buddy, the amazing Sue Fortin, blogger and author over at Love Reading, Love Books and also at loveahappyending.com. She read my second novel while I was writing it and was always on hand with advice, guidance, encouragement, feedback or just listening to a rant.

        Here’s to Shaz and Sue! There are plenty of other people I ought to be thanking but then I’d be taking over your blog! XX

  1. Wow, what an honor – and a GREAT way to start a week! Thank you so much, Dana! What’s particularly interesting to me is that when I think of random acts of kindness from the writing community, you, Kim and Linda float right to the top of my list as well.

    1. Do you know how hard it was to do this list. I wanted to add everyone. I guess I just should have but it would have been a long list. Including Merrilee for all her wonderful workshops. Oh the pressure…

  2. That’s easy. Lisa Regan has had my back for nearly two years now. She’s mentored me, tutored me, taught me how to write and critique, and has generally made me a much better writer. She is my best friend in the whole world! I love her like a sister. She’s kept me sane during the worst of times and celebrated with me during the best. I love her!

  3. I agree with Natasha, what a wonderful way to start the week. Thank you so much, Dana. And I’m proud to be named with such great company.

    I, too, am lucky to have found incredible support from other writers online.

    And no, I didn’t realize you found my advice so helpful. I’m very glad I offered it.

    1. You were a huge help, Linda.
      The support from other writers has been overwhelming. When I first starting writing, I found the helpfulness of others a welcome surprise. It makes my wonder if it’s the same in other crafts. Are musician and visual artist as helpful to each other as writers? Hummm… 🙂
      I’m thankful to be a member of such a great group of talented people.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing these three kind and supportive ladies with us! It was a pleasure to get to know them a bit better!

    Thanks as well for joining in today–I hope you had as much fun as I did!:)


  5. Awww. I just returned from my mandatory (self-imposed) – “You can’t get anything done if your hanging out on the internet all day” – weekly separation from the internet and saw this post. What an honor to be recognized and in such wonderful company.

    I have to say that I feel much the same way about you, Natasha, and Linda. Especially since you guys have put up with my flip-flops on where I stand with my writing and my the long ongoing process of self-discovery.

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