#GrammoWriMo FAQ

by • October 30, 2013

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What is #GrammoWriMo?

In November 2013, in honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Grammarly has organized the largest group of authors to collaborate on a single novel—we’re calling the project #GrammoWriMo.

How many people are participating?

More than 750 people have signed up to participate in #GrammoWriMo. We’ve divided the novel into 30 chapters—between 25 and 26 writers have been assigned to contribute to each chapter. One person is assigned to contribute to each chapter per day (30 writers each day), so the entire novel will be written simultaneously.

How can I submit my entry?

You, along with the other 25 – 26 writers assigned to your chapter, should have received a link to a shared Google Doc for the chapter. Although you will be able to write in this document at any time, we ask that you only add your text to the chapter on the day you have been assigned to write.  (Please see the Rules of Participation for additional clarification.)

If you have questions or comments about another writer’s contributions, please feel free to use the comment feature in the shared Google Doc in real-time.

How do I comment on my chapter’s Google Doc?

If you would like to make an edit or suggestion, but it is not your turn to write, please use the comment feature. Here is a quick tutorial explaining how: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOrdesAOqBQ

Can I delete or edit another writer’s writing?

No. You may add comments to your shared Google Doc, but edits are up to the discretion of the Grammarly team during the month of December.

Please see the Rules of Participation here.

Can I still sign up?

Sign-up for #GrammoWriMo 2013 has been closed. However, you may follow the story development in real-time here.

What if I can’t write on my assigned day?

If you are unable to write between one sentence and 800-words on your assigned day, please connect with others in your chapter Facebook Group to see if there is anyone who can switch with you.

If this is not a possibility, please let us know at socialmedia@grammarly.com.

I received a chapter assignment and a date to write. What do I do next?

There are up to 26 writers contributing to each chapter, so you are not independently responsible for the content in your assigned chapter. For this reason, it is important to write only on the day you have been assigned so that everyone has a chance to contribute.

You may watch your chapter unfold in real-time in your shared Google Doc, comment on others’ writing, and share ideas in your chapter-specific Facebook Group. When it is your turn to write, you may add your text directly to the shared Google Doc.

How much do I need to write?

You may write as little as one sentence or as much as 800 words.

What should I write about?

You can see the entire #GrammoWriMo Plot Summary here. This should give you some ideas about what to write about in your specific chapter.

How can I get in touch with other writers working on my chapter?

Follow the chapter development in your assigned chapter in Google Docs. Feel free to use the comment feature to comment on other writer’s work with suggestions and ideas. However, please refrain from writing or editing another writer’s work directly on the text page.

You may also connect with other writers in your chapter via designated Facebook Groups.

How can I get in touch with Grammarly?

You can reach us on Twitter at @GrammoWriMo, post to your chapter-specific Facebook group, or email your questions to socialmedia@grammarly.com.

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