Random Acts of Kindness Day 3: Win even MORE!

WOOT! Day three of celebrating Random Acts of Kindness in the writing community! As I mentioned yesterday, the Industry is showing their own RAOK spirit and appreciation for writers by offering some amazing RAOK gifts for you to win. Yesterday, some lucky writers scored Scrivener Software and a Query Tracker Premium Membership!

Here’s the deal: with all the turmoil in our industry right now, Becca and I felt a bit of kindness could go a long way. And with the help of a ton of bloggers, we blitzed the community with Acts of Kindness!

Now it’s our Industry Partners’ turn. Check out these amazing RAOK offerings, just for writers.

Today, you have 5 chances to win, so read on!

RAOK Gift #1: Two Scrivener Software packages (1 PC, 1 Mac)

Scrivener is billed as ‘your complete writing studio’ and it really is. This software, developed by a writer for writers, is the complete package. How many notebooks do you fill up as you research, brainstorm, outline, create character sketches and finally draft and revise your novel? Well, flipping through that stack of paper or set of binders is a thing of the past with Scrivener. Organize, storyboard, make notes and research all in the same place, and best of all, access it all as you write.

The index card and cork board system is nothing short of brilliant. Simply put, Scrivener is a writer’s best friend. I love how they evolve to serve writers in this new world of publishing, like using the compile feature to export manuscripts to Kindle or epub formats!

More good news: David and the crew at Scrivener loved the idea of RAOK for writers so much they are giving out software packages every day this week!

RAOK Gift # 2: THREE Critique Circle Memberships (1 year)

The Critique Circle has a special place in my heart, not only because it’s where I realized I knew only a fraction of what I thought I did ‘cut my teeth’ as a writer, but because this is where Becca and I met. One chance critique has led to many years of friendship and support, and this is one of the great aspects of an online community like Critique Circle.

CC is a password-protected critiquing site based on the tit-for-tat principle. You critique other member’s  work, and another will critique yours. Each piece you put up will earn an average of 6-8 critiques. This is a lot of feedback to help you get your manuscript ready for publication.   With thousands of members, you WILL find people to critique your work. Membership is free, but as a premium member, you can create private forums & story queues, and form smaller, more intimate critique groups. This site consistently earns Writer’s Digest top 101 sites for a reason! If you are looking for a solid & safe site for your work and want to find a critique group that is all about working together to improve, this is the place.

Want to win one of these Amazing RAOK Gifts? Of course you do! Just fill out this FORM, and one more thing…consider spreading a bit of Kindness.  Visit some blogs and comment. Tell someone you appreciate their help. Maybe even offer up a RAOK salute of your own!


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. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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8 years ago

I grabbed your badge and posted about my own ROAK today. So am catching up on your posts. All I can do is say Fantastic and awesome about your prizes. Awesome! Fantastic! 🙂

Becca Puglisi
8 years ago

Angela and I met at CC, so we’re kind of partial to that site ;). Seriously, a great place to meet other writers and find people who can make the most of your writing.

And I’ve heard nothing but great things about Scrivener, too.

8 years ago

What awesome prizes! Thank you so much for hosting this amazing week of giveaways.

Sharon K. Mayhew
8 years ago

I guess I am totally out of the loop…I’ve never seen Scrivener and haven’t heard of CC.

Jemi Fraser
8 years ago

I’m impressed with the Scrivener people – they’re awesome! 🙂

Robyn Campbell
8 years ago

I’m feeling the need to wanna win something, Angela. *waving* I love giving back. Adding my link to do a RAOK. I heart you.

8 years ago

Would love to win Scrivener! 14 days left on my trial version. 🙂

Thanks for the chance.

Laura Pauling
8 years ago

Awesome prizes! I use both Scrivener and CC!


I just had to pop over and say huge congrats you two! I’m so getting your PDF. You ladies rock!

Carrie Butler
8 years ago

Loving this week. 😀 Thanks, ladies!

Susan Roebuck
8 years ago

Toddled over to your blog and found yet another day of RAOK! Phew! 🙂

Kelly Polark
8 years ago

Amazing giveaways!

8 years ago

I’ve never heard of CC but it sounds mighty interesting! I’m checking it out now. 🙂 love this!

Rachna Chhabria
8 years ago

I don’t think any of us bloggers will forget this book launch. Its super awesome.

Stina Lindenblatt
8 years ago

The is the best book launch ever!!! 😀

Madeleine Maddocks
8 years ago

That is lovely like pay if forward. Wonderful! Thank you

Angela Ackerman
8 years ago

Good luck to everyone! Both of these prizes can dramatically improve the learning curve and I am so grateful to Scrivener & Critique Circle for offering up such generosity.

Alannah, yes each day reenter the form. There’s a new form for each day because the giveaways are different. 🙂

Hugs all around, everyone! Let’s keep the RAOK going!


Cynthia Chapman Willis

You two are so generous and so amazing. This RAOK Blitz week has been tons of fun. And, of course, I’m loving The Emotion Thesaurus! I feel like I’ve already won. : )

Lola Sharp
8 years ago

I think what you guys are doing is beyond lovely. <3


Not entering to win any prizes, but YES to spreading RAKs! 🙂


Cyrus Keith
8 years ago

Elissa, you must join! Become one of us, and your life will never bee the same! resistance is futile. NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION! Oh, wait. I was too early for that one, wasn’t I?

LaTessa Montgomery
8 years ago

Great prizes for today. I’d love the check out Scrivener. And thanks for telling me about CC, I’d never heard of them before.

8 years ago

Love this RAOK idea!

Claire Hennessy
8 years ago

Wow, this is great. I LOVE Scrivener but am only using the trial version. PLEASE PICK ME!!! LOL Kindness is everywhere at the moment – so fantastic. I love it. I will blog on this tomorrow and spread the word and link up. Will also go and investigate Critique Circle. Thanks 🙂

Elissa Cruz
8 years ago

I’ve never heard of The Critique Circle. Thanks for the heads-up about it!

MaDonna Maurer
8 years ago

I just have to say that this is probably the BEST launch party EVER. I’m not talking about the prizes, which are really AMAZING, but the kindness that has overflowed all over the place. Sweet happiness!
btw, please enter me for either prize because they are really great!

Alannah Lynne
8 years ago

One question: Do we need to fill the form out daily, or does one form go for the whole week? Thanks, again!!

Alannah Lynne
8 years ago

It’s been so cool to see the list of people who are blogging about this build over the week!! There can never be too much kindness in the world. Thank you for inspiring us!!

J Q Rose
8 years ago

I have friends with Scrivener and they love it. Please put my name in to win it. RAOK rocks!

Nicole Zoltack
8 years ago

I so happy for you both and I love that I’m still seeing my RAOK posts!

Karen Lange
8 years ago

Thanks so much for the chance to win! A big hearty congrats to you both on the release of the book! 🙂