Monday, June 22, 2015

How to Map An Imaginary World (for writers)

I don't normally write books that have a physical imaginary world, mostly just in my head, but I love this idea from Melissa Taylor:

Perhaps start with a map of your own yard or town, but pepper it with magic trees, secret tunnels, fairy castles, and tongue-twisting words for ordinary places.
Make a list of all the things one might find on a map, and see how many you can fit in:
Mountains and hills
Rivers, waterfalls, swamps, lakes, and oceans
Cities and villages
Haunted houses
Tree houses
Countries with strange names
Secret entrances to underground cities
Bridges with trolls under them
Robot factories
Harbors with ships
Buried giants
Monsters’ lairs. . . .

Read the full article here

~ Kells

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