Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Kindness is Contagious

In recent years I've made friends with a fair few writers - some I've met in the flesh, some not but it doesn't seem to matter when it comes to the level of support fellow writers are prepared to extend to one another. We laugh about going into bookshops, spotting a novel or picture book by an author we've chatted to on the internet or met at a reading, and putting it in the most prominent spot possible (we do it with our own books too, of course!). We rally around those who have had a knock-back, and write big heartfelt HOORAY's when someone gets a deal or an agent. And okay, there might be pangs of jealousy (and of course you can't like everyone you meet, on- or offline) but the friendships I've formed are really important to me (and their books are truly wonderful).


So it came as no surprise when I read about the hundreds of blogging authors who supported Patry Francis on January 28th, and you can read all about it here.

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2 comments:

Nik's Blog said...

Fantastic, isn't it! Just shows there are a good many Nice People about. I have a list (well, not a real list) of the nicest people I've never met. You're on it of course.

Here's wishing her a full recovery too.

Nik

Claire said...

Yay for the kindness of "strangers" especially those who are officially the best book namers ever.
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