Next year… Nanowrimo in a castle (free giveaway for authors!)

Update – I’m almost done with my first month living in a castle for Nanowrimo. I’ll post a wrap-up soon with what I’ve learned… and I set up a giveaway to get started for next year.
>>Sign up here.<<


nanowrimo castle

By 2016 I’ll be a full-time author, which means I can finally do Nanowrimo properly, with zero distractions and 100% focus. SO: I’m going to rent a castle for the whole month of November during Nanowrimo. I’m inviting some bestselling authors to join me – and I’ll be doing a giveaway so two or three other people can come and write novels with us (no charge for them, but they’ll have to get to Europe on their own). If that sounds exciting, sign up on the list below so you don’t miss your chance to win.

This is the one I like and will probably rent, it’s in France (so technically, it’s a chateau).

nanowrimo 2016 castle
nanowrimo 2016 castle

Thoughts, comments, feedback?

I’ve been planning this out and thinking about it for over a year; we’ve also spent six months in Europe looking at castles that would make excellent writing retreats.

But I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

Concerns or questions? Please comment below!


About Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is a book designer with a Ph.D. in Literature. He's been featured on CNN and spoken at dozens of writing conferences around the world. These days he mostly writes young adult fantasy and science fiction, while helping authors build profitable publishing platforms. Find me
  • Wow, that’s awesome! I love Nano. Maybe in a few years I’ll join you at your castle!

    • I’m usually too busy to do it, but I’m changing that. Writing has to be the priority or you’ll never finish.

  • Morgyn Star

    Talk about dream digs!

  • Lis Kester

    Your sign up links in the email don’t work….I just get a ‘page not found’ message.

    • Link should work now, thanks! This giveaway is till the end of Nov. 2015, but I’ll probably do another next year, depending on the castle we book.

  • Lexi Baisden

    That would be so amazing! I’d love to sign up but whenever I click the link, it says “page not found.” :/

  • Eric Hammond

    How does the recommend-a-friend function work? I recommended three through FB.

    Just found your page and enjoy it.

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