Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Random Act of Kindness

Kindness is POWERFUL! We, as writers, know what it's like day in and day out.  We all have hit the wall, whether it is with a piece of writing, or knowing where to turn for advice, and help. Personally, I don't know what I would do without a lot of you guys! I wrote before the Internet and blogging was there, and believe me it was lonely, scary--scarier than it is now. Some of you have no idea what that was like having no one to turn to, unless you were part of a writing group.

I've come to know a LOT  of kind people out there, and at the end of this post I will be mentioning some of you, so PAY ATTENTION! YOU WILL GET THIS AWARD!

With that said I just want to turn you attention to The Bookshelf Muse who has brought a lot of us together to commemorate and celebrate these Random Acts of KINDNESS. To commemorate their release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, that is free to you when you go to their site, Becca and Angela are hosting their Random Acts of Kindness BLITZ for writers. They are encouraging us to name some people we feel deserve the award. This is like a "thank you" to those people who have helped us in some way--big or small--maybe posting you as a guest on their blog, or maybe they have helped you with critiques, or maybe they have offered kind words when you were down. It doesn't mater how, but the fact that they were there when you needed them.

I'm naming three people today, and I want you to go and visit them.

Shelly Arkon for all her acts of kindess, and helping critique a novel of mine, even though she is as busy as ever, now with her grandchild to take care of. She is someone who will not let you down!  YOU ROCK, SHELLY!

I also want to thank author, Carole Gill, who has been helpful and we are now in a joint venture of blogging and possibly much more in the future. We seem to have a lot in common, vampires are just one of those things. YOU ROCK CAROLE!

And Heather McCorkle was my very first follower, and we both came over from another site, and have been following one another ever since--oh golly, it might be 4 years or more! Could that be right? Anyway, she has always been there, and I've always enjoyed her beautiful writing and we have done guest blogs and will continue to do so. She is one of the more genuine people you could ever know out there. HEATHER YOU ROCK!



  1. This is so unexpected and welcome!
    It is my pleasure to know you, Lorelei Bell.
    You are an amazing person and a very gifted writer.
    You are really a delight to know.
    Thank you very, very much.

  2. Carole, I would say the same of you. It has been a wonderful time getting to know you, and you are a gifted writer--and so busy!

    Emma, yes. You are a wonderful friend, thank you. I think I should just award all of my friends this kindness award!

  3. I love this blitz. It's an awesome idea!

  4. Great choices, and of course I'm thrilled you selected Heather! (She is not only a blog partner but a critique partner, and a truly generous and kind soul, as you've pointed out). Yes to Johnny Depp! Will see that film soon!

  5. Aw, I'm touched. Thank you so much! You're the best hon. Can I award it back to you? Cause you totally deserve it. *dabs at eyes*

  6. Christine, it's a great blitz!

    LInda, I hope to see the movie, eventually.

    Heather, you sure can award me back, and send me that box of kleenex back so I can dab my eyes too!

  7. Hey, L! I gave you an award on my blog, and it isn't one you have to do a bunch of craze stuff for. Just my thanks to you for being, well, you. :)


  8. Awesome, baby! I'm coming over. Get the chocolate out!


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