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 – 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 August 10 – Friday August 14. Every day you will get an email with a writing prompt and reading material to kickstart your imagination. The cost to sign up is £5 – half of which is to provide me with a small amount of income, and half 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 Sunday August 9. 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.