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.
Articles specifically about writing, including but not limited to: characters, scene-building, descriptions, style, tone, voice, methods, note-taking, research, world-building, monologue, dialogue, pacing, filtering…
This is the first article in a series where I explore the creative process I used embarking on my debut novel: The Path and the Way and the tools (like Evernote and Miro) that I used to get there.