I belong to Stevenage Writers’ Group where each quarter we undertake a challenge to write a new, self-contained piece of about 5000 words. The content can be anything you choose and you can build in your own personal challenges. These pieces are not tested or graded, but within the group we discuss the benefits we have derived from the exercise. I have collected historical 5k Challenges here, others, are on my general writers blog.
The Challenge was renamed ‘The Quartely’ in August 2015