Monday, May 14, 2012

Random Act of Kindness BLITZ!

I'm back from my brief, yet fabulous cruise. I had a brilliant trip and feel wonderfully refreshed. I'll share some of the photos in a future post. In the meantime, let's celebrate the support and kindness so prevalent in the writing community:

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.

I found it difficult to pick just one person for this Random Act of Kindness (RAOK). There are so many of you who have given so much back to the community, so many who have encouraged me in ways you probably don't realise.

After much deliberation, I picked Charmaine Clancy, a fellow Aussie author. She recently decided to go the indie route with her debut middle grade novel, My Zombie Dog. It's a brilliant read. Thoroughly enjoyable.

I met Charmaine at a Sydney Writers' Festival workshop last year, but before that I got to know her through her blog, Wagging Tales. Please stop in at Charmaine's blog and tell her how awesome she is. For example, she's always been a support and I admire her enthusiasm for her writing and her never-die attitude. She is generous with her time, an inspiration and a remarkable person. Because of this, Charmaine, for my RAOK gift, I'm offering to critique a first chapter.

Come join the celebration! Randomly acknowledge someone special. Send an email, give 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?

#RAOKBlitz

Note: I will post tomorrow with my belated announcement and yummy chocolate cake.
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33 comments:

  1. i never be a part of such an affectionate activity,right now i am angry with someone near to me,so try to shower kindness to someone stranger to me.
    :-)
    world is so big yet too small our behaviors,our emotions,basic sentiments do not vary from place to place as distinctly as the geographical scenario.

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  2. Yay for such fab random acts of kindness! Especially on a Monday! Take care
    x

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  3. Welcome back, Lynda! You have been missed.
    I know Charmaine. Random acts of kindness is a wonderful thing.

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  4. Good to hear you had such a wonderful time, and yes, I have been blessed with many random acts of kindness.

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  5. Glad you had a nice time on your trip. And what a neat idea for a blogfest! I'll check it out... :)

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  6. I didn't know about this day but what a great idea. I'm glad you recognized Charmaine, she's a wonderful writer and blogger.

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  7. nice to see you back, Lynda!

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  8. Bet you had a great time on your cruise. Expecting photos later. And what a cool idea to spread random acts of kindness in the blogosphere.

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  9. Welcome back! Random acts of kindness seem to be a part of the writing community. So lovely.
    Congratulations to Becca and Angela!

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  10. Yay ROAK! This is really fun to see how kind everyone is! Good job Lynda. :)

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  11. Yay for Charmaine! Zombie dog... LOL! Great stuff~ :o) <3

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  12. I can get behind random acts of kindness and recognition. Also, Zombie dogs are cool.

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  13. Writing conferences are such great places to get to know people. I'm looking forward to reading about everyone's RAOK's today.

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  14. I think Charmaine is a wonderful nominee. :)

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  15. Hi Lynda! Look forward to seeing your vacation pictures.

    I follow Charmaine's blog. She's such a nice person.

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  16. What a great nominee for a random act of kindness!

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  17. Hi Lynda, Charmaine is indeed a doll. Though, I am just getting to know her, she sends out the warmest vibes :)

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  18. Oh I know Wagging Tails. Great choice. Thanks so much for your RAOK spirit and for doing this with us. I hope everyone participating in the Blitz and those reading these posts has a full heart today. I know mine is!

    Angela

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  19. Great idea! I'll go meet Charmaine now. Thanks for the intro, Lynda!

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  20. I hope you enjoyed your vacation. Greetings.

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  21. I'm off to meet Charmaine! Thanks for introducing her to us. :) It's always so much fun when you can meet a bloggy friend.

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  22. RAOKed! Thank you Lynda! You are such a sweetie. I hadn't heard about this tag yet, but I've been curled up in the fetal position in the corner of the room after the A-Z frenzy :)

    I'll put my thinking cap on and see how I can best help a blogger buddy :)

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  23. Love this event! It's a wonderful, clever idea! So glad to see you are a fellow blitzer! :)

    Have a great week!

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  24. Welcome back, Lynda.

    I'm loving these posts about kindness. Also, I read and enjoyed Charmaine's book.

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  25. I wish I'd written down every time I received a Random act of kindness... So many times:)
    I'll hVe to pick up a copy of Charmaine's book.
    Xx

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  26. So very nice.... What an awesome blogfest.

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  27. Yay for Charmaine! She and her book are awesome! :)

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  28. Glad you enjoyed your cruise, Lynda! :) Happy RAOK day!

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  29. A zombie dog? I'm totally in.

    Happy RAOK day!

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  30. Just looking at the time in Sydney - you won't be in bed yet! So I'm not too late :-) Lovely recommendations and a you have a beautiful site (love book recommendations)

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  31. Thank you so much everyone for your great comments, enthusisasm and support.

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  32. So happy that you enjoyed the cruise,Lynda! Your pic reveals that you had a wonderful time!

    I haven't meet, Charmaine as of yet. I will stop by to meet her!

    I've been the recipient of random acts of kindness all of my life!

    Just this morning a lady that,I meet for the first time was willing to take time out of her busy schedule and provide me with some information that I desparately needed. She really made my day!

    It is really amazing when someone is willing to simply perform a random act of kindness! It truly does make the world a better place to live in!

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  33. My Zombie Dog sounds so cool! I am going to keep my eyes open for that one :) Hope you enjoyed your RAOK week!!

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