2016 Nanowrimo in a castle (free giveaway for authors!)

For the past couple of years I’ve been talking about buying a castle to run as a writer’s retreat.

That dream may be a few years off, but from 2016 I plan to spend at least several months living and writing out of castles full-time. So I decided to host a giveaway and invite authors to come and join. During Nanowrimo 2016, I’ll either rent a whole castle for a month, or stay in a nice castle hotel.


And I’m giving away one of the rooms. This contest is for:

  • authors or want to be authors
  • people who participate in nanowrimo (but it’s OK if you haven’t)
  • primarily fiction authors (but it’s OK if you want to write non-fiction
  • people who can take a month off and get to Europe next year (travel isn’t included in the prize).

This contest is just to test the waters, and I’ll see how things go based on demand. If we rent a whole castle, I’ll probably run another giveaway later for another free room.

To enter, click here.


PS) It may not be the castle pictured, but that’s kind of what I’m going for. It will be remote, comfortable, spacious and possibly cold (November in Europe, after all). No distractions, no responsibilities, just writing every day and working on a publishable book.

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  • Reply Katie Lyn December 9, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I love this idea. I would enter the contest in a heartbeat if I didn’t have a 13 year old dog that is having more issues the older he gets. Oh to write in a castle for a month. In Europe. Marvelous. A dream. Well, I’ll have to dream, and I hope the idea works well for you. I’m sure it will be so exciting for someone.

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