June 6, 2016

A Map full of Ideas

When I read fantasy, I always like to have a map in the front cover. If the author hasn’t put a map in the cover I feel that there is something missing in the story. When I look at the map, I like to see how close other locations are compared to others. For example, when I was reading the late Anne McCraffery’s book Dragon Flight there is a scene where she explains the conquest of one holder of several nearby holders. When this happened I flicked back to the front and checked out the map. I have read that book several times after and I do the same thing every time. I always prefer her books with a map in them. So when it was time to write my first fantasy book, I was convinced that a map was a good idea. […]