5-Day Short Story Challenge

Arvon 5-day Short Story Challenge




Sign up below to join the free Arvon 5-day Short Story Challenge…


Each day, between Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April we will email you a handy writing prompt or exercise from short story guru Tania Hershman. By the end of the week you could have a draft of a brand-new short story, all ready to be polished and prodded as you see fit. 


Whether you’re new to short fiction or an expert, Tania’s tips will help you create a story – whether it’s your first or your fiftieth. 


We’ll also be running a competition in conjunction with the challenge for the best 500-word short story openers. First prize will win detailed written feedback on your short story from Tania and one runner-up will win three months’ free Friends membership.





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Arvon Friends gain access to our full library of writing tips and exercises, and priority booking each year on Arvon courses. The money raised goes directly to our charitable work to enable disadvantaged young people and low income writers to attend Arvon courses.