Random Acts of Kindness Day 2: Win, Win, WIN!

How great was yesterday? I loved seeing all the Random Acts of Kindness throughout the writing community. A big thank you to all the great Bloggers & Tweeters & FBers who made this secret blitz happen--just another example of why writers are so amazing!

And now, I get to spring another surprise! Today, The Bookshelf Muse is turning the Random Acts of Kindness Blitz over to the INDUSTRY! All this week, our writing and publishing partners will be offering some amazing RAOK gifts for you to WIN.

When I explained the idea of celebrating writers to Industry Leaders, everyone wanted to get involved. Our RAOK sponsors loved the idea because they see first hand the hard work and commitment within the community. Not only is there a strong supportive spirit of writers helping writers, but there's the incredible dedication to the craft itself. So tune in each day as they show their RAOK generosity and celebrate the contribution of writers. Who knows, maybe you'll win something that will make your writing path a lot easier!

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

RAOK Gift #1: FOUR Scrivener Software packages (2 PC, 2 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 #2: ONE Premium Membership to Query Tracker (1 year)

Many of you are looking for an agent or publisher, and I hope, hope, hope you visit Query Tracker after reading this. Finding the right fit for your book can be a long road, but QT makes it heaps easier. I found my agent through QT, and its searchable database on agents, query acceptance statistics and easy query letter organization were my saving grace. If you prefer to go straight to the source, you can search for and stay organized as your query your way into a publishing home for your novel or NF project.

At QT you can find great info on agents and publishers, read 'real time' feedback from other writers on the query trail and gain a host of supportive friends on the QT forums. And, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention their blog, which features excellent advice on writing and tips for querying. You can join for free (all this, FREE!) but their premium membership is even more amazing, like detailed reports on Agents and Publishers. If you are on the hunt for an agent or publisher, this is a resource to take advantage of.

Want a chance to win these fabulous prizes? Of course you do! All you need to do is two simple things--fill out this FORM, and consider spreading some kindness. Offer a smile. Tell someone you appreciate them. Or maybe you know a special writer you'd like to surprise with a RAOK. Big or small, the best part of kindness is that it is contagious.

41 comments:

Rachna Chhabria said...

What lovely prizes, Angela and Becca. I think this RAOK is simply an awesome idea.

Riv Re said...

I loved ROAK'ing, and this just sweetens the deal. =D Definitely going to enter tomorrow. (Dead tired tonight, need to figure out if I need QT...)
Thanks so much to all the sponsors!

~Riv Re
Riv Reads

Rachna Chhabria said...

Angela, there is a small surprise for you on my blog :)

Rosemary Gemmell (Ros) said...

Wonderful idea - thanks for spreading some kindness and good will!

mooderino said...

Cool comp.

mood
Moody Writing
@mooderino
The Funnily Enough

mooderino said...

Cool comp.

mood
Moody Writing
@mooderino
The Funnily Enough

Shelley Munro said...

How cool. It was fun visiting everyone's posts yesterday and hearing about all the wonderful people put there.

JeffO said...

Mighty nice of you ladies. And I forgot to say 'Congratulations' on bringing the Emotion Thesaurus to light. That's a great accomplishment. Thank you for all you do.

Jemi Fraser said...

I believe I've said it before, but it bears repeating - you ladies are fabulous!! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome giveaway. I'll let someone else win because I have Scrivner and a Query Tracker membership. Loved yesterday!

Susanne Drazic said...

Yesterday was lots of fun! Still trying to visit all of the blogs participating. : )

Cool prizes!

Augusta Scattergood said...

I adore Scrivener so am about to share this on Facebook. I don't need to be added to the drawing though. Just happy to share your great RAOKs.

Augusta Scattergood said...

I adore Scrivener so am about to share this on Facebook. I don't need to be added to the drawing though. Just happy to share your great RAOKs.

Laura Pauling said...

Have Scrivener and love it! Awesome! :)

SA Larsenッ said...

This is fabulous! I have to be honest. Somehow I missed sign ups for RAOK. I even missed hearing about it altogether. But yesterday was awesome! I discovered RAOK after I was highlighted a few times. Needless to say I was shocked and totally humbled.

I love these prizes. Major awesomesaucesome!! Spreading the word.

Peggy Eddleman said...

You two rock. Have I told you that lately?

Patti said...

Great prizes. Off to facebook to spread the word.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Awesome prizes! Off to spread the word. :)

Karen Lange said...

Sounds great! Shared the link on FB. Congats! :)

Alannah Lynne said...

What generous offers! Thank you!

I had decided I was going to continue the RAOK on my FB this week, I hope it's okay that I'm swiping your "logo" to go with it. I'm also linking to your blog.

Thank you!!

Connie Keller said...

What a wonderful idea!

Angela Ackerman said...

I am so grateful to both Scrivener and Querytracker! Both are just amazing sponsors and everything they do shows just how much they care about writers. It's a honor to have them join us for something like this.

Thanks everyone for the comments and for the RAOK support. If I could ask one more thing, it would be to tweet a link to the sponsor's sites or this giveaway, so that we can do something in return to spread the word about these amazing companies!

Clarissa Draper said...

Two things!

One, I bought your thesaurus and it's awesome!

Two, I use Scrivener for PC and love it. LOVE IT!

Ross Lampert said...

Great Stuff, Angela and Becca! I'm spreading the word of what you're doing via today's Great Stuff from the Writing Blogs post on my Cochise Writers blog: http://cochisewriters.wordpress.com. May reduce my chances of winning but your RAOK project deserves the attention.

kittyb78 said...

This is fabulous ladies. What an impact you're making and allowing us to be part of. My hat's off to you both. Thank you so much.

I'm a bit bummed because three weeks of revisions went up in smoke last night.

But I spent the day pouring over the ET and love the changes you've made and all the awesome writing tips you included. Thanks so much.

Elissa Cruz said...

This is a lovely idea! Thank you so much for giving writers some kindness this week.

Simply Heidi said...

This is awesome. You've inspired me to come up with some great acts of kindness today. Commence plotting now.

Angela Ackerman said...

That is great to hear! Let's keep RAOK going all week long! :)

Angela

Susan Roebuck said...

I've been going through all the posts and now have a big smile on my face! How rare it is to get good news and bags and bags of generosity, kindness and just...shucks....

Sally Spratt said...

Thanks for your RAOK. Great giveaway items. I will pass on a RAOK right now. :)

Lynda R Young said...

Fantastic prizes!
The RAOK has been fantastic. It's so wonderful seeing everyone come together for kindness.

Sandra said...

You two are making this so much fun!

Thank you for all the happiness and smiles we are all generating. :-)

Roxanne said...

Wonderful tools that would be beneficial to any writer!

Martha Ramirez said...

AWESOME!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win and for encouraging everyone to RAOK! You guys rock!

Shutta said...

Congrats on the Emotion Thesaurus!! I thought I'd subscribed--but I wasn't getting info. Redid tonight, so I should be able to keep up with your doings. Many hugs to you both.

Carrie Butler said...

You guys are absolute rock stars. :D Thanks for all the fun!

Becca Puglisi said...

Thank you, Scrivener and Query Tracker!! I haven't used Scrivener, but QT is a LIFESAVER when it comes to researching agents and keeping track of submissions. Good luck to everyone!

Brittany Butler said...

Absolutely LOVE this blog! I'm so itching to get my hands on an Emo. Thesaurus so bad, you guys wouldn't believe!

Pia Klancar said...

Thank you for doing RAOK!I wrote a few words about it here ... http://www.mydailyinspiration.eu/random-act-of-kindness/

Ghenet Myrthil said...

That's fantastic!!

Renee Schuls-Jacobson said...

I'm super late to the party, but May was my blogoversary and I was busy giving stuff away right and left. Silly things like handmade cards and the like. So I guess my whole last month was about gratitude because I really am grateful for every single reader. I think this is a wonderful idea. and I wish I had thought of it myself, But you know it bear repeating all over the place. And I guess that's what this is about, right? Thank you for the inspiration.

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