Friday, October 18, 2013

#GrammoWriMo: Let’s Get Ready to Write!

As those of you who visit here often know, I recently posted a feature about a great website that's sweeping the internet called GRAMMARLY! I've used their editor and I am very impressed. It's a great resource for authors of every level.

I recently received the following letter from Nick from Grammarly. Check out what Nick had to say...
Su, hello.

I hope that all is well! Since we last spoke, my co-workers and I began planning a pretty cool writing project during the month of November that I think you'll have some interest in.

As you probably know, hundreds of thousands of writers sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each year -- essentially volunteering to write one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time. That's a lot of writing for authors who may want to participate in NaNoWriMo, but are running short on free time.

In November 2013, Grammarly will throw its hat into the ring -- but with a twist. We plan to organize the largest group of authors to ever collaborate on a novel; we’re calling the project #GrammoWriMo, and we've published a blog entry here (see post below) to provide additional information on participation.

Since you are probably working on your own project for NaNoWriMo, I wanted to ask you if you have some time to help the Grammarly team spread the word about #GrammoWriMo via social media or on your blog. Let me know if I can provide you with any additional information.

Thanks, in advance,

And I gotta love the guys name, just on principle.
by • October 09, 2013

GrammoWriMo LogoA 2002 survey confirms that 81 percent of Americans feel they have a book in them — and that they should write it. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is as good a time as any to get started, and Grammarly wants to help.
We’re accepting submissions through October 25, 2013 from writers at all levels who would like to contribute to a community-written novel. Signing up with your email address will add you to the queue of authors planning to help write the novel, and Grammarly will notify you when it is your turn to contribute up to 800 words to your assigned chapter.Don’t worry — we’ll provide CliffsNotes so you will always know what is happening!

At the end of NaNoWriMo, Grammarly is aiming to publish a book that boasts the largest number of authors of any novel ever written. We want you to be one of the authors.

WriteOnTo help us decide the plot of this epic novel, you can also complete a short survey here.

At the end of October, we’ll contact you via email to provide additional information and next steps. In the meantime, follow @GrammoWriMo on Twitter to receive updates.
Let’s get ready to write!

Since I'm in the midst of finishing up Rock Star (Book 2 in the Dream Weaver series) and preparing it for the first round of beta readers, I will not be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. BUT, this event sounds like something I can participate in. 

How about you? Whether you're taking the WriMo challenge this year or not, you might find this challenge fun. I hope you'll consider jumping on board.

Thanks for stopping by. And as always...
Dare to Dream!

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