Random Acts Of Kindness BLITZ...For Writers!

WOOO-HOOO, release day! 

I know we've been teasing you with something epic, and so here it is: we are opting not to do a traditional launch day book splash. Instead, we've gathered a ton of people to help us celebrate something much bigger and better: WRITERS!

WHY?  Well, perhaps we're biased, but we believe that the writing community is the best of the best. Filled with people who support and educate, we all learn and grow together.

How many of these people do YOU rely on? 
  • Critique Partners, who spend hours showing us how to make our work gleam
  • Writing Groups, who cheers us on 
  • Writing Friends, who listen, support & and be our rock when we have doubts
  • Authors and Illustrators, who inspire us through their books and art
  • Book bloggers & Librarians, who open our minds to incredible books we might not have otherwise read
  • Blog Visitors & Readers, who spend time with us, sharing their thoughts, ideas and opinions
  • Industry Professionals (Agents, Editors, Copy editors, etc.)  who help us to improve our writing and succeed

Many people are involved with the Writing Community, but at its heart are WRITERS. We love you guys, and wanted to celebrate YOU! And what better way to do that than through a Random Act of Kindness Blitz?


Kindness is POWERFUL. Even the smallest gesture can fuel a person and keep them going.

All over the blogosphere today, you'll see Random Acts of Kindness toward Writers. These are by people who want to share their appreciation for those who have helped or supported them at some point along the Writing Path.

We've seen a lot of changes in the Industry lately. Change can lead to great things, but there's always growing pains that go along with it.  Today is a day to forget what divides us and instead remember what unites us. We all share a passion for the written word. Today, let's celebrate those who write!

OUR RAOK GIFT TO WRITERS

Each and every person who visits this blog is special to us, and because we are hosting this event, we wanted to offer a gift that everyone could enjoy. Our RAOK offering is a free PDF of Emotion Amplifiers, which looks at 15 specific conditions (Pain, Hunger, Thirst, Attraction, Exhaustion, etc) that can alter a character's physical and mental state.

A companion to The Emotion Thesaurus, this guide shows writers how to stress out their characters so their reaction to emotion is HEIGHTENED. Each entry lists body language, thoughts and visceral response choices associated with an Amplifier. You can find the "Free Download" Button for Emotion Amplifiers in the sidebar under the Heifer International Badge.  

We hope this will help you bring about bigger emotional moments when you write. Thank you for helping to make our community a wonderful place to be!

Is there someone special you would like to acknowledge this week? Click on the links below to see how others are celebrating, and if you like, JOIN US!  Use any platform--blog, Facebook, Twitter or email--and offer a kind word or gesture. The very best part of kindness is that it is contagious. :)

If you join in, link your blog up below and then Email Me so I can add you to the PINTEREST RAOK Participants list!

93 comments:

Miriam Forster said...

Yay for release day! And yay for kindess!

My post is up, my tweets are scheduled, and I am now off to bed. Tomorrow I track down my RAOK people. :)

Thanks for doing this ladies, it's a wonderful idea! And I hope your launch day is the BESt. *hugs*

Miriam Forster said...

*Kindness.

It's very late here. :-P

Lynda R Young said...

This is such a wonderful initiative. Congrats to both of you, Angela and Becca, for your hard work in pulling all this together.

Bonnee Crawford said...

Yay!!! :D

Shelley Munro said...

Congrats on your release day. The world can't have enough kindness ;)

Glynis said...

Congratulations, and thanks for the gift!

My post is up and running!

Gwynneth White said...

Post is up and people notified. This is SO exciting.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks for your blog, and for your gift. I'll tweet it shortly.

JC Piech said...

Hooray!! \(^-^)/ Congratulations!!
I'm so happy to be a small part of this special day! Thank you so much for the free pdf, I look forward to reading it!
xx

Irene Olumese said...

Congrats on the launch. Kindness does make a difference. I can testify of that already. Glad to be a part of this event.

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations! This is such a kind thing to do.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your book release and an awesome idea! Thanks for letting us all be a part of your release.

Jessica Subject said...

Hugs! Congrats on your release! I'm so excited for you both. :)

I already bought a copy and I'm anxious to use it.

All the best!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS on book release day!

Thank you for letting me be a part of something as great as the RAOK Blitz. Thanks for the pdf download. I look forward to reading it.

Have an AWESOME day!

Pk Hrezo said...

So great!!!! Congrats!!! And this freebie is outta sight coolness! Thank you so much! :D

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I absolutely love the book and can't live without it.

Thanks, Angela and Becca, for bringing us such a brilliant resource, and for inviting us to be part of the party. :D

Christina Lee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot WAIT to receive and use my copy--invaluable (just like the two of you)!!!!

Matthew MacNish said...

What a wonderful gift, and an amazing idea for a blitz! Thanks so much for all you do Angela and Becca.

SA Larsenッ said...

You know how excited I am for this book release! Congrats, ladies!!

I can't believe I missed this blogfest. :( I've read many posts this morning. Awesome!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on your release day and what a wonderful way to celebrate it.

Rachel Morgan said...

Thank you for the free download! The person who is number 10 on your RAOK list dedicated her ROAK to me and it was such a wonderful surprise :-)

Creepy Query Girl said...

such a wonderful endeavor! Congrats you guys!

Susan Roebuck said...

Better late than never! I've just joined and I'm going to do all the bits lol. Thank you so much for your wonderful generosity :-)

pillowsalamode said...

Congratulations! And THANK YOU for the lovely gift! :)

Traci Kenworth said...

Wohoo!! Congrats!! On my way to get my copy now.

Laura Pauling said...

Congrats! And yay! I'm so excited for you guys. Long time coming! Love the random acts of kindness. :)

Alannah Lynne said...

I just found you today, though Tonya Kappes blog, and I'm so glad I did!!!

Congrats on the release (and thank you for the free download, as well). What a great idea this is, I love it!!!

Through out the day I'm going to do shout-outs on my FB page to various groups of people who have been so kind and helpful to me over the years, and on my "fan page" I think I'm going to do a gift card giveaway. If I don't do that today, I'm definitely going to do it within the next week.

Congrats, again, on the new release!!!

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats!!

elysabeth said...

Congrats on your book release. I found you through Susanne Drazic's blog who bestowed upon me her kindness act by selecting me as one of her people. It is such a nice feeling to feel appreciated for something. Thanks for doing this and I'll pass on the link and everything to my readers, albeit few and far between. E :)

Elysabeth Eldering
Author of Finally Home, a YA paranormal mystery
"The Proposal" (a 2nd place winning April Fools Day story), a humorous romance ebook
"The Tulip Kiss" (a 1st place winning fast and frigid story), a paranormal romance ebook
"Bride-and-Seek" (a Petigru Review selected story), a paranormal romance ebook
http://elysabethsstories.blogspot.com
http://eeldering.weebly.com

Diana Castle said...

I purchased the Kindle edition on Sunday and am already finding it very useful. I will tweet about it as soon as I'm done commenting. Thanks for providing such a valuable resource. Oh, and thanks for the free pdf!

Congrats and good luck!

Clarissa Draper said...

What a great idea! I'm enjoying the posts a lot. I also downloaded your book and can't wait to use it.

Kristi Helvig said...

Huge congrats on your book release, and this was such a fun way to help you celebrate! You rock!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Such a fabulous way to release a book! Well done.

LynNerdKelley said...

I've been waiting months for the release of your book. It sounds awesome! What a wonderful, unique launch! Congratulations on your new book. Thank you for the gift. I'm looking forward to reading both. Have an awesome week!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Congrats on your new book! I've always loved your blog, and I'm glad to see it in print form. This is going on my Wish List. :)

I also love the whole Kindness Rocks idea. Karen Lange blessed me with her comments. I'll definitely be participating.

Blessings,
Susan

Michelle Gregory said...

again, so glad you gals published this. i still want to participate somehow. thanks for the freebie. another great resource.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations!!!! ROAK is such a wonderful way to celebrate. I'm thrilled to be a part of all the fun and excitement. : )

Angela Ackerman said...

Oh my goodness, everyone! I am....totally overwhelmed by all the support & kind words!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Seriously it is so wonderful to see all of your RAOK, and I am getting TONS of email from people who are joining in, which is what this is all about.

Kindness is Contagious!!

Kristin Lenz said...

ROAK is a wonderful way to celebrate your book launch. I started out at Literary Rambles, now I'll visit some of the others. Congratulations!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats and good luck, ladies! And thank you for the download!

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations on the release! I'm very excited for you both, and can't wait to get a copy!

Congrats also on the RAOK! It's a wonderful idea! :)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Congrats on your release! And what a wonderful way to celebrate!

Jill Kemerer said...

Congratulations!! The big day is here!!

I love everything about this release date and had so much fun choosing my RAOK recipient.

Enjoy today!!

LTM said...

You guys are too cool, and I'm loving all the LURV going around the interwebs today. Yay for RAOK! And best w/the thesaurus! :o) <3

Jami Gold said...

Congratulations on your release! *tosses confetti*

I'll be keeping the kindness chain going tomorrow when I announce my RAOK on my blog. Love you guys and I can't wait to get my hands on the paper copy of the Emotion Thesaurus.

Piper Bayard said...

Congratulations on your release! This is awesome! Seriously, this is be best writing tool since Strunk & White. Thank you for taking the time and effort to gift the writing community with your amazing talents.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

You guys are MADE OF AWESOME!!! Congrats on your book release and one heckuva blog blitz! :-)

Heather RQ said...

What a great resource. So kind of you to share! Thank you.

Mirka Breen said...

Happy Birthday Emotion Thesaurus!
(See- HAPPY)

Denise Jaden said...

Congrats on your release (and also on such a wonderful kindness project!)

Heather said...

You ladies rock. This is epic!

Leslie Rose said...

Hooray for release day. I'm jazzed to be a part of RAOK.

K.M. Weiland said...

Super huge congrats! I just bought my copy, and I'll be sharing this on Twitter and Facebook as well. Hope you sell a gazillion copies!

Z said...

SO excited for the release of your book! And the kindness is too great! My post is up and I'm just so tickled to have been a part of your happy day!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congratulations Angela and Becca for the book launch. The blogfest RAOK is a super cool idea. Hugs to both of you and wishing the book loads of success.

Susanne Dietze said...

Congratulations on your book launch! Celebrating with a few RAOKs today... blessings!

csoontornvat said...

Hooray for kindness! The Bookshelf Muse has always been a giving site. I'm so not surprised this is how you are launching your book! Congrats.

D.B. Smyth said...

Happy release day!!! Love your launch idea. You ladies rock! Lots of hugs & love, ~Deb

kittyb78 said...

I bought my copy around 3 AM. I couldn't wait any longer. :P

I also posted my ROAK Blitz post. :)

S. J. Maylee said...

Having so much with the Blitz and I've been exploring the new emotion thesaurus<--loving it
Happy ROAK day everyone!!

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on your release! Sounds like an awesome book. Plus, this is an awesome initiative. Kindness does matter even if only in little bits like comments we receive on our blogs. :)

Becca Puglisi said...

Dude, this is so much FUN! Thanks, everyone, for jumping in and celebrating kindness!

Taffy said...

THANK YOU! What an awesome idea for the week. And a timely gift!

Brandi Daniels said...

Congratulations Becca and Angela on launch day!

shah wharton said...

I just had to say I found this blog by Googling body language for writers and flipping heck - I'm so chuffed I can't believe it. I bought your book and downloaded its FREE companion - It's just what I was looking for and will help enormously with adding details into my MS throughout the edit. And your blog offers so much more - even weather! Brilliant idea for a writers resource blog. You are so in my blog roll :D Thanks again. Hope you enjoyed a fabulous mothers day. X

cleemckenzie said...

Congratulations on your big day! You must be so thrilled.

lena said...

Sounds awesome. A big day for you both, Congratulations!!

Angela Ackerman said...

Thank you all for the warm wishes--it means so much to us. Gosh you guys are all just so wonderbar!

Rena J. Traxel said...

This is great. I publicly thanked a fellow writer for helping me with my work today. But I did that before heard about this so I'm going to have think of who I can do something nice for. I can't wait to get a copy of the emotion thesaurus.

lbdiamond said...

Congrats, ladies!!!

What an awesome way to celebrate your release!

Charmaine Clancy said...

Wonderful idea. I've been humbled and honored to be nominated by Lynda at W.I.P. - now I need to think about whom I should tag! Will add my link as soon as I do :)

Patti said...

This has been so much fun. I love reading who everyone's choices are and what they give them. Can't wait to get my hands on this book.

Christina Farley said...

Congratulations on your release day! I've been stuck in my revision cave and the world is passing me by. I love how you are celebrating this. Such a positive emotion!

Tonya Kappes said...

So excited to be part of this! LOVE LOVE LOVE the book!!

LaTessa Montgomery said...

Happy Release Day!! And thanks for using the RAOK theme as part of your release. I was able to thank a special writing partner, as well as read about others out there helping others become successful.

Kudos! I just picked up my copy via Kindle and I plan on pulling it out shortly as I work on my new scene tonight. :-)

Jemi Fraser said...

So happy for you! And I'm loving your blitz - what an awesome idea!!! :)

chris-almeida said...

Kudos for the initiative! Cecilia and I both jumped in! A very nice way to thank those who have made a difference in our lives and careers! Congratulations on your release!

Marcia said...

Congrats on your release. What a super, fantastic idea RAOK day is! You guys seriously RAOK -- I mean, ROCK! :)

NancyCWeeksAuthor said...

Happy Release DAY!!!!Thanks so much for this wonderful blog. I can't tell you how much it has help me become a better writer. Love you guys!

Carrie Butler said...

Have I ever mentioned that I love you guys? RAOK Blitz is going so well. Happy Release Day! :D

R. E. Hunter said...

Congratulations on the launch, and thanks for the gift, it looks very useful.

Kathy Collier said...

I purchased the book and am enjoying it immensely. Thanks.

Shari Green said...

What an awesome idea! Love it! And thank you so much for the download. :)

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Happy Release Day! It's so exciting to see how many people are participating in your ROAK blitz. :) I hope to do my own ROAK soon!

Julie Musil said...

Holy moly, what a release day! You two are AMAZING! Good vibes are all over the place today.

Alina said...

So happy for you! I was surprised and thrilled to be a ROAK recipient today. What a fun way to kick off an amazing new book. Congrats to you ladies!

Karla Gomez said...

Oh, this is such an awesome idea!

SistarB said...

Congrats on the release of your book. I got blitzed yesterday by Irene of touchinglives4good.blogspot.com. It is just amazing how you start something so simple yet so powerful. Thanks for setting the ball rolling. Blessings!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congrats on the release of your book, Angela and Becca. Cool idea for a blogfest.

Anonymous said...

nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

Andrea Mack said...

Thanks Becca and Angela! This was an amazing event (I'm hoping you'll consider doing it again next year). It is just awesome to see so many people reaching out to appreciate others.

I'm also thrilled to be able to buy your Emotion Thesaurus. It's a very valuable writing tool!

Modern Day Disciple said...

This is so perfect - it coordinates with my 1 year anniversary of Blogging. Congrats and thanks- I will link up with my post asap! Thank you, thank you! Found you through the Lovely Shah W @ Words In Sync!

Britton Minor said...

This is great-and I shared it with my FB writer's group. Love the book, and the warm, "pay it forward" marketing. Best of luck!

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