Even though we’re only 11 days in, a lot has already happened in 2016! El Chapo has been recaptured, Apple lost $52 Billion, and North Dakota has become a top destination! Most people think of challenges as occurring over a day or a month or a year. What about 11 days? What can happen in that amount of time?

Consider a character who has 11 days to do something. Maybe she has 11 days to convince her landlord to let her stay even though she’s behind on rent. Maybe she has 11 days to decide whether or not to keep her Shiba Inu. Maybe she must drink the rest of the milk in her fridge before it expires in 11 days! Whatever it is, make sure to show us the clock. Make the timeline part of the story.


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