In April the Arvon Foundation ran a 5-Day Short Story Challenge using daily prompts that I’d written to guide you through the drafting of a new short story. Over two thousand people took part, and there were such enthusiastic responses, it was a joy to see! I ran it again in May and August – but if you missed it – or if you did it already but would like another week of daily writing nudges – here’s your chance! I’m running it again myself, using the same prompts, from Monday January 18 – Friday January 22. Every day you will get an email with a writing prompt and reading material to kickstart your imagination. Open to anyone anywhere in the world, this is just for you, and you may end up writing something completely different, so don’t worry if it isn’t turning into a short story! The cost to sign up is £5 – which I will donate to Refuge, a charity which helps women and children experiencing domestic violence, something which has only increased during this lockdown. (I am also offering several free places, see below.) Please sign up by midnight UK time on Sunday Jan 17. Click on the button below to pay with PayPal – and let me know at [email protected] if the email address you use to pay with is not the one you’d like to sign up for the daily emails with. If you’d prefer to pay by bank transfer, email me [email protected] and I will give you my details. Free places I am offering a number of free places for those who would find the price a struggle. To get one, just email me [email protected] and ask for a free place, no need to explain.