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There are 5 deadlines, or ticking clocks, that consistently show up in bestselling novels.
In the last post, we talked about the Story Deadline. If you haven’t read that one, I strongly encourage you to go check it out. Today, I’d like to focus on another deadline common in bestsellers – the Resource Deadline.
Before we dive in, here’s a quick review of all 5 Deadlines:
5 Deadlines That Show Up in Every Bestseller
- Story Deadline
- Resource Deadline
- Character Deadline (life and death)
- Chase Deadline
- Disaster Deadline
Ok, now back to the Resource Deadline. Like all deadlines, the Resource Deadline consists of a time limit (the deadline) and consequences (threat to the character, goal, story). Both elements must be present to maximize reader impact. While the Resource Deadline can be blended with the overall story deadline to encompass the entire narrative, this deadline (as with the other remaining…
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