300 Published Authors, One Great Novel

by • April 23, 2014

In November, Grammarly worked with around 300 writers from 27 countries (and 44 U.S. states) to write a group novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). We called the project #GrammoWriMo; and, clocking in at a total of 130,927 unedited words, we are proud to say that our draft was among the 41,940 completed!

We kicked off the editing process right away by running the text of the novel through our automated proofreader to check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes. Here are the top five writing mistakes that our writers made in this first draft:

GrammoWriMo Mistakes

Our novel, The Lonely Wish-Giver, is being sold on Amazon.com as an e-book for $0.99. All proceeds will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation in keeping with the theme of the book.

“What you don’t wish for will always be beyond your reach.” ― Micheal Ende

Thank you for all of your contributions to our 2013 GrammoWriMo e-book. We’ll look forward to working with you in 2014 — where we hope to learn from some of the mistakes we made in the process to improve our technique!

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