|Map from The Way of Kings|
In my SciFi trilogy, I'm going to have to have maps for two continents, and I'd wondered how I was going to come up with a map. Isaac showed a number of photos of random objects that ended up being perfect for map coastline ideas.
- chipped paint on a chair
- splattered water stain on concrete
- the blobby stuff on the lid of a guacamole tub when you first open it
- a messy pile of wet leaves after a storm
- stains on a ceiling.
Brilliant, I say!
But you know what else he said? It can take a HUGE amount of time to create a map. If you're the author, quit working on the map and write the dang book!
Have you ever had to create a map for a book?