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!
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!
Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling.
Britton Minor says
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!
Modern Day Disciple says
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!
Andrea Mack says
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!
nice idea.. thanks for sharing.
Rachna Chhabria says
Congrats on the release of your book, Angela and Becca. Cool idea for a blogfest.
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!
Karla Gomez says
Oh, this is such an awesome idea!
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!
Julie Musil says
Holy moly, what a release day! You two are AMAZING! Good vibes are all over the place today.
Ghenet Myrthil says
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!
Shari Green says
What an awesome idea! Love it! And thank you so much for the download. 🙂
Kathy Collier says
I purchased the book and am enjoying it immensely. Thanks.
R. E. Hunter says
Congratulations on the launch, and thanks for the gift, it looks very useful.
Carrie Butler says
Have I ever mentioned that I love you guys? RAOK Blitz is going so well. Happy Release Day! 😀
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!
Congrats on your release. What a super, fantastic idea RAOK day is! You guys seriously RAOK — I mean, ROCK! 🙂
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!
Jemi Fraser says
So happy for you! And I’m loving your blitz – what an awesome idea!!! 🙂
LaTessa Montgomery says
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. 🙂
Tonya Kappes says
So excited to be part of this! LOVE LOVE LOVE the book!!
Christina Farley says
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!
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.
Charmaine Clancy says
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 🙂
What an awesome way to celebrate your release!
Rena J. Traxel says
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.
Angela Ackerman says
Thank you all for the warm wishes–it means so much to us. Gosh you guys are all just so wonderbar!
Sounds awesome. A big day for you both, Congratulations!!
Congratulations on your big day! You must be so thrilled.
shah wharton says
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 😀 Thanks again. Hope you enjoyed a fabulous mothers day. X
Brandi Daniels says
Congratulations Becca and Angela on launch day!
THANK YOU! What an awesome idea for the week. And a timely gift!
Becca Puglisi says
Dude, this is so much FUN! Thanks, everyone, for jumping in and celebrating kindness!
Christine Rains says
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. 🙂
S. J. Maylee says
Having so much with the Blitz and I’ve been exploring the new emotion thesaurus<--loving it
Happy ROAK day everyone!!
I bought my copy around 3 AM. I couldn’t wait any longer. 😛
I also posted my ROAK Blitz post. 🙂
D.B. Smyth says
Happy release day!!! Love your launch idea. You ladies rock! Lots of hugs & love, ~Deb
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.
Susanne Dietze says
Congratulations on your book launch! Celebrating with a few RAOKs today… blessings!
Rachna Chhabria says
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.
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!
K.M. Weiland says
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!
Leslie Rose says
Hooray for release day. I’m jazzed to be a part of RAOK.
You ladies rock. This is epic!
Denise Jaden says
Congrats on your release (and also on such a wonderful kindness project!)
Mirka Breen says
Happy Birthday Emotion Thesaurus!
Heather RQ says
What a great resource. So kind of you to share! Thank you.
Shannon O'Donnell says
You guys are MADE OF AWESOME!!! Congrats on your book release and one heckuva blog blitz! 🙂
Piper Bayard says
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.
Jami Gold says
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.
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
Jill Kemerer says
Congratulations!! The big day is here!!
I love everything about this release date and had so much fun choosing my RAOK recipient.
Susan Kaye Quinn says
Congrats on your release! And what a wonderful way to celebrate!
Karen Lange says
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! 🙂
Nicole Zoltack says
Congrats and good luck, ladies! And thank you for the download!
Kristin Lenz says
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!
Angela Ackerman says
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!!
Cynthia Chapman Willis says
Congratulations!!!! ROAK is such a wonderful way to celebrate. I’m thrilled to be a part of all the fun and excitement. : )
Michelle Gregory says
again, so glad you gals published this. i still want to participate somehow. thanks for the freebie. another great resource.
Susan J. Reinhardt says
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.
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!
Peggy Eddleman says
Such a fabulous way to release a book! Well done.
Kristi Helvig says
Huge congrats on your book release, and this was such a fun way to help you celebrate! You rock!
Clarissa Draper says
What a great idea! I’m enjoying the posts a lot. I also downloaded your book and can’t wait to use it.
Diana Castle says
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!
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 🙂
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
E. Arroyo says
Alannah Lynne says
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!!!
Laura Pauling says
Congrats! And yay! I’m so excited for you guys. Long time coming! Love the random acts of kindness. 🙂
Traci Kenworth says
Wohoo!! Congrats!! On my way to get my copy now.
Congratulations! And THANK YOU for the lovely gift! 🙂
Susan Roebuck says
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 🙂
Creepy Query Girl says
such a wonderful endeavor! Congrats you guys!
Rachel Morgan says
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 🙂
Sharon K. Mayhew says
Congratulations on your release day and what a wonderful way to celebrate it.
SA Larsenッ says
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!
Matthew MacNish says
What a wonderful gift, and an amazing idea for a blitz! Thanks so much for all you do Angela and Becca.
Christina Lee says
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot WAIT to receive and use my copy–invaluable (just like the two of you)!!!!
Stina Lindenblatt says
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. 😀
Pk Hrezo says
So great!!!! Congrats!!! And this freebie is outta sight coolness! Thank you so much! 😀
Susanne Drazic says
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!
Jessica Subject says
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!
Natalie Aguirre says
Congrats on your book release and an awesome idea! Thanks for letting us all be a part of your release.
Anne Gallagher says
Congratulations! This is such a kind thing to do.
Irene Olumese says
Congrats on the launch. Kindness does make a difference. I can testify of that already. Glad to be a part of this event.
JC Piech says
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!
Rosemary Gemmell says
Many thanks for your blog, and for your gift. I’ll tweet it shortly.
Gwynneth White says
Post is up and people notified. This is SO exciting.
Congratulations, and thanks for the gift!
My post is up and running!
Shelley Munro says
Congrats on your release day. The world can’t have enough kindness 😉
Bonnee Crawford says
Lynda R Young says
This is such a wonderful initiative. Congrats to both of you, Angela and Becca, for your hard work in pulling all this together.
Miriam Forster says
It’s very late here. 😛
Miriam Forster says
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*