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Your Novel Idea Could Win You a Writer’s Retreat in the British Countryside

United Kingdom News
by Eben Diskin Dec 16, 2019

A cottage in the British countryside might be the perfect environment in which to write that novel you’ve been mulling over for the past decade, and now you might just get your chance at that idyllic retreat. Holiday Cottages, in collaboration with UK book publisher Pan Macmillan, is offering a seven-night getaway to one of its three properties in the UK, all located in the bucolic countryside that has inspired some of the world’s most famous authors.

Winners will be able to choose from a cottage in East Sussex that was once home to Virginia Woolf and Rudyard Kipling; a house in Carmarthenshire, Wales, where Dylan Thomas was inspired by the surrounding lakes and hills; and a third property in east Scotland, a region often frequented by Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Burns. Whichever accommodation you pick, you’ll have everything you need to bring your novel idea to fruition, including a typewriter, dictionary, thesaurus, notepad, pen, coffee, and reading material for inspiration.

To enter, tweet a summary of your novel idea with the hashtag #WriTweet by midnight on January 24, 2020. The best entry will be chosen by Elizabeth Macneal, a New York Times bestselling author.

And if you can write up to 10,000 words during your stay, Macneal will provide expert feedback on your work.

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