>> Monday, January 10, 2011

Today I am making a map of the world from my new alternate reality fantasy novel. All good fantasy novels need maps in the front, don't they? I'll post it when it's finished.

Above: a map of The Land of Oz


tanita davis January 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM  

YAY for you writing (more - I guess your most recent baseball novel counts, too) fantasy! Can't wait to read THAT!

Budd January 11, 2011 at 11:48 AM  

Have you studied cartography? Making maps, especially good maps is hard work. Good luck.

Alan Gratz January 11, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

Ha. No. I haven't studied cartography. This isn't really a map for publication--it's first and foremost a map for me to get a handle on my alternate reality United States, but it's also, I hope, something that will help me sell the book. I'd of course love to see a map in the front of the book, should it ever get published, but if that happens, it *won't* be my map that makes it. Someone with some real artistic or map-making skills will have to redo it. :-)

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