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Building a fantasy world map using Adobe Illustrator

in Writing on Dec 24th, 2021 | 17 minute read

Why “Building”? Why not “Creating” or “Designing”? Building feels like the better verb here, because although this is the first map I’ve made, it felt like I was building a house. It has foundations, structure and decoration. So the analogy stands. It also feels like a good way to explain what I did, starting from the ground up, as it were.

Researching a novel is as important as writing one, but how do you keep track of your notes? And don’t say Microsoft Word. No. We need something that can format the data into something cohesive and searchable, and I just so happened to be using a little service called Evernote…

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