The Great World Novel

Be a part of a one-of-a-kind crowdsourced novel for the next generation! #greatworldnovel
Katherine Robinson
Providence, Rhode Island
United States
5 Team Members

We’re a group of doers who want to connect artists of the world -- young, old, big, small, new, and veteran -- in a new way. We can harness the power of the collective creative consciousness of the internet to create something harmonious that spans the globe.  With your help, we want to create a funny, engaging, totally new novel.  

What We Need & What You Get

We need your help!  Write a sentence, a paragraph, or a page to shape the next Great World Novel.  Based on the order in which you pledge your support, you will be sent the previous submission for context. You may take the story wherever you like, as long as you remain within your paid pledge and do not end the story. Feel free to buy as many sentences or combinations as you would like. Anyone who contributes $15 or more will receive a hard copy of the #greatworldnovel.  

A portion of our proceeds will go to support Reading is Fundamental, an organization who's mission is to "motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life." 

Once the campaign closes, we will begin sending out the guidelines and writing as it develops. You will have six hours from when we email you to respond with your content, and if you do not in the allotted time, you will be moved to the end of the list and contacted again later in the process to submit your content.  We reserve the right to make minor changes to your submissions regarding grammar, typos, and inappropriate content.  Depending on the number of submissions, our expected release date is January 1st, 2015.

    Why an IndieGoGo? 

    Many people have tried and failed to create a project like this because they lack organization to do so.  We will use the funds we receive to organize our team of novelists, make hard copies of the book, and support literacy through Reading is Fundamental.

      Other Ways You Can Help

      Help us get the word out!  Share with your network, post on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Instagram!  Use the hashtag #greatworldnovel to share with friends, family, peers, and strangers.  


      We are five recent graduates looking to help create something unique.  We are part of Venture for America, an organization that helps develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.  Check out the VFA website to learn more.

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      raised by 59 people in 1 month
      143% funded
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      $1,000 USD goal
      Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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      This campaign ended on August 31, 2014
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