Learn more about 30 Days of Show Don’t Tell – June 2022

It’s easier than you think. 

It’s time for our next 30 Days Challenge. This time we’re working on Show, don’t Tell. Improve your writing while you improve your discipline. On 1 June 2022 we will be writing every day for 30 consecutive days. 

It is a flash fiction challenge with special emphasis on Show, don’t Tell. 

What is Show, don’t Tell? Showing brings our stories to life. It helps our characters to jump off the page and it allows our readers to make an emotional connection with our stories much faster.

When we tell, they only observe the scene. When we show, our readers participate in the scene.

The challenge costs US$35.

Every day during June 2022, I will post a Show, don’t Tell prompt on www.deadlinesforwriters.com at 8 am (GMT+02:00).

You will have 24 hours to post your submission.

The word count is not specific for this challenge, but your submission must not have more than 500 words. 

The Rules:

  1. Post one, comment on four.
  2. Be kind.
  3. Post in the correct timeframe/window.
  4. Stick to the correct word count.
  5. English only, please. Sorry, I just don’t have the resources for more languages.
  6. You post on the website at your own risk.
  7. You earn one point per post. The goal is to earn 30 points.
  8. Check out the Welcome page for the IT guide.

Why will a deadline help?

I started Deadlines for Writers because I needed accountability. I know how hard it can be to motivate yourself because I’m a recovering procrastinator. Now, it’s five years later and I have learnt how effective and productive deadlines can be.

You will receive accountability, productivity, and access to a great community along with 30 prompts, 30 deadlines and 30 days to improve your discipline. You will also give and receive feedback to and from your fellow writers on a daily basis. Did I mention you will know how to show and when to tell?

The cost: US$35 per challenge. This is a non-refundable fee. It is non-refundable because it adds to the accountability. 

You will receive:

  • A profile on Deadlines for Writers.
  • 30 Prompts, published daily, which will help you to brainstorm your story.
  • A daily deadline to hold you accountable.
  • And at the end, if you post once per day for 30 days, you will have 30 pieces of writing.


During this month we will be writing for 30 consecutive days. You will post 30 pieces of writing. These will be written in answer to Show, don’t Tell prompts, and if you post every day you will have practiced writing for 30 days and you will have completed 30 pieces of flash fiction. Is it going to be easy? Nope, but you will have the support and enthusiasm of a group of like-minded writers with the same goal. You will also give and receive feedback while you write with and learn from your fellow writers.


I believe in prompts, and I would encourage you to use the prompts for this challenge. You will receive a new prompt every day. The deadlines make the stories appear, but the prompts add the magic. It is a little bit of the unknown to keep you on your toes.    

Want to refresh the theory before the challenge starts? Join me for a free Show, don’t Tell class. 

Want to join?

New members:

  1. Register and make payment.
  2. Visit your Welcome page


Existing members:

  1. Login.
  2. Go to Account.
  3. Show All Membership Levels.
  4. Add 30 Days of Flash Fiction.
  5. Make payment.


  • The first prompt will be published on 1 June 2022.  
  • The last prompt will be published on 30 June 2022.

The challenge is to submit 30 posts in 30 consecutive days.


I will accept and approve posts for the specific prompt from, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00), on the day of the deadline until, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00) the following day on www.deadlinesforwriters.com.

Please ask Google to figure out what time that will be in your part of the world

This challenge will start on 1 June 2022 and end on 30 June 2022.

Join Mia for a free Show, don’t Tell Class