Random Acts of Kindness for Writers s still going strong, and today Social Media Expert and Author, Kristen Lamb joins Scrivener in celebrating the writing community.
It seems like every time I check blogs and twitter or read industry news from Porter Anderson’s amazing Writing On The Ether, I see unrest. In an industry like ours, pressure to produce more while worrying about contract terms, sales and what’s going to happen next in publishing…it can kill a writer’s creativity and cause a mudslide of worry and doubt.
Random Acts Of Kindness For Writers is about taking that one DEEP BREATH. It’s about stepping back from the fray and re-connecting with the human side of this industry. There are thousands of writers out there who offer unconditional support and encouragement to others each day. They see success as a group effort and help everyone’s’ feet on the path. These are the people we’re celebrating with shout outs on twitter, blog posts, and through gifts of kindness. If you would like to steal our badge and surprise a special writer you know with a RAOK, please add your blog to our link list at the bottom of this post!
Writers celebrating writers is only half of the equation, and so all this week, Industry partners are showing their appreciation for writers, too. Read on to see what gifts they are offering today, and maybe win something that will make your writing path a bit easier!
Today, you have 3 chances to win, so read on!
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! You can even download a free trial to see if this tool fits your working style!
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: a slot in Kristen Lamb’s Blogging Class!
Kristen Lamb is a powerful force in Social Media, and a strong advocate of not only writers, but all Creatives. I have never met anyone with such vision or passion for what can be, if we pull together and make it happen. Case in point is her #MyWANA following. She turned a simple hashtag into a community for writers bent on supporting and encouraging each other. I mean can you think of anyone MORE suited to the idea of RAOK Week?
Author of two best-selling books, We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer Kristen is a freelance editor and mentor, and guides writers through every aspect of the business of writing including platform building in today’s ever-changing publishing landscape. I’ve known Kristen for awhile now, and the word I would use to describe her is Visionary. And let me tell you, she’s set her peepers on something BIG, but *whispers* it’s still top secret. You’ll have to wait and watch. 🙂
I recommend tuning into her blog and following the #MyWANA hashtag as Kristen shows hundreds of writers how to blog efficiently so there’s always time for writing. Her techniques will put you in touch with your direct market, and help you build a lasting relationship with them. A spot in her virtual classroom is going to change someone’s blog for the better, or help a new blogger jump into the blog-o-sphere in one smooth leap.
Want to win these wonderful RAOK Gifts? Of course you do! Enter this FORM and consider spreading a bit of kindness in the Writing Community. A small gesture can mean so much–let’s show the world that Kindness is contagious!
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.
LM Preston says
Tina Ross just gifted me with a random act of kindness and I was overjoyed. I love this … and am inspired.
Angela Yuriko Smith says
Writers always need love and this blog spreads it 365 days out of the year… thanks for all you guys do!
Christine Rains says
This blitz has been fantastic! Another great day. Social networking really is important.
Matthew MacNish says
This whole things is so far beyond epic I can’t even describe it in words. Besides, I should probably be writing, instead of commenting.
Sabrina Shields says
What a wonderful event! I’ll have to think of how i can pass this on tonight.
I’ve been reading your blog for several weeks now and want you both to know how much I enjoy it. And I just purchased The Emotion Thesaurus for my Nook and can’t wait to put it to good use. Thanks for all the good work!
Carrie Butler says
Thanks for another fun opportunity, ladies! 🙂
Susanne Drazic says
Hi Angela and Becca! This has been an awesome week! The blogging love that everyone is sharing is wonderful. I’d also like to thank all of the Industry Partners for providing the AWESOME giveaway prizes. THANK YOU!
Angela Ackerman says
I have so much gratitude to all our sponsors, and all of you for visiting. Thank you! I hope you enjoy your weekends and get some reading and writing time in 🙂
Karen Lange says
Great giveaway! Happy RAOK!
Henrietta Collins (aka Kage) says
wow, i just found you guys TODAY. lots of catching up to do but i’m so excited to read on 🙂
Irene Olumese says
I thought I was the only one with this problem – I need to know how to blog effectively and still have quality time for writing. Thanks for this.
Janet Smart says
Thanks for the info. Those sound like a couple of great books. I have a hard time making regular posts and also having time for my writing. I need help!
Jemi Fraser says
Awesome prizes again! 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!
Laura Pauling says
Another day of great prizes!
Becca Puglisi says
Hi, Anon. I’m sorry you’re having trouble with Paypal. If you don’t mind, email me at email@example.com so we can talk about other options.
Love MYWANA. Kristen’s doing some very interesting things in the industry. And it bears repeating that Scrivener is still awesome :).
Natalie Aguirre says
Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to check that out once I get on Twitter.
Shelley Munro says
Thanks! I enjoy the #MyWANA stream. It’s very a useful & friendly stream.
I don’t have a reader, so I would rather have the pdf version. So that makes it doubly difficult.
i want to get the pdf version, because I have don’t have a reader currently. So that makes it doubly difficult.
shah wharton wordsinsync says
Brilliant – I’ve so signed up for this 🙂 PS: got your book and its all printed off and in folders – although I kept a bunch out for reference for some scenes. Love it! X
Hi, Angela and Becca, I’m from Africa and a great fan of your blog.I am really desperate to buy the Emotions Thesauraus, but unfortunately, there are some restrictions with Paypal in my country. Are there any other options with payment?
David Purse says
Love this post! And thanks for informing me about #MyWANA, I’ll check it out. I’ve also added you to my blogroll because I love your writing style!
Rachna Chhabria says
Hi Angela and Becca, its a pleasure to see all that you are doing for the writing community. I think we should be giving both of you a RAOK Award 🙂