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Five Mistakes To Avoid in Your NaNoWriMo Novel

Updated on April 8, 2022Writing Tips

It’s National Novel Writing Month, and that means that writers around the world are working hard to write an entire book during the month of November. Congratulations to everyone who has taken on this challengeit’s no easy task!

To help you with your masterpiece-in-progress, we compiled a list of the most frequent writing mistakes we encountered as we edited our 2014 NaNoWriMo project, a crowdsourced novel called Frozen by Fire. When it’s time to proofread and revise your manuscript, make sure to watch out for these common pitfalls.


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Proofreading your novel may not be as glamorous as composing it, but it’s an essential part of the writing process. After all, you put a lot of work into your book. Isn’t it worth spending the time it takes to polish your prose until it shines? Plus, you don’t have to do it on your own. Writing apps like Grammarly can help you spot mistakes you missed and can even suggest stylistic improvements.

What mistakes do you find yourself making, and how do you fix them? Let us know in the comment section or via our Facebook or Twitter feeds.

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