The Keep Writing Challenge

The Keep Writing Challenge


While we’re all staying indoors as much as we can, we’re offering a flash fiction writing challenge until 14 April 2020.

The Keep Writing Challenge is part of the 12 Short Stories and 12 Poems Challenge. If you’re looking for a flash fiction writing exercise that you have to post online every day until 14 April 2020, this is it.

One prompt per day coming your way.

The world is on its head and we’re all staying indoors as much as possible. Keeping busy helps me get through the long days and helps me deal with the worries. So, I’ve decided to keep busy by starting a new flash fiction writing challenge.

Let’s write about it.

The challenge is free. Every day I will post a prompt on www.deadlinesforwriters.com at 8 a.m. (GMT+02:00). You will have 24 hours to post your flash fiction submission. Once the new prompt goes up, the previous prompt is closed. They will all be flash fiction, meaning under 1000 words.

The rules remain the same as the other challenges:

  1. Post one. Read and comment on four others.
  2. Be kind.
  3. Post in the correct time frame/window. If you’ve missed the prompt/deadline, you’ve missed it.
  4. Stick to the correct word count.
  5. English only please. Sorry, I just don’t have the manpower for more languages.
  6. Read the FAQs and How It Works
  7. Read the Website Tips and Tricks
  8. You post on the website at your own risk.
  9. There will be no badges for The Keep Writing Challenge.

Existing 12 Short Stories and 12 Poems members:

This is an additional challenge. You still have to keep up with the 12 Short Stories and/or 12 Poems Challenge if you are participating.

  1. Login
  2. Select Account.
  3. Show all membership levels
  4. Add Level 6: Keep Writing Challenge
  5. Read the FAQs and How It Works
  6. Read the Website Tips and Tricks

New members:

Welcome!

  1. Read the FAQs and How It Works
  2. Register for Level 6: Keep Writing Challenge. You are welcome to add any other levels as well.
  3. Write and submit your story. Please follow the instructions. Read the Website Tips and Tricks
  4. Read and comment on four other submissions.
  5. Be kind.

This challenge will continue until 14 April 2020. I will re-evaluate the dates as the situation develops.

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