So this thread isn't really about time wizards. I just thought it up because as writers, we must learn to manage time within our stories or poems. In a way that makes us time wizards. Anyway, I've started this thread because I want to discuss time in a novel. Granted, every novel is unique and can span any length of time, I want to know how other writers have thought about time. How do you show time passing? How does it affect your characters and the events in the story? How about the pace? Do you go into a project with an idea of the amount of time that should pass within your story? Hours? Days? Weeks? Months? Does time just go under the radar? Does it affect the plot? Hopefully this discussion takes off so we can see how time wizards tell time... or rather, show time.