15 Minute Fantasy Writer Video 6: Map Making Extravaganza

map making extravaganza

Welcome back to the 15 Minute Fantasy Writer video series!

We are going in depth to the tips shared in video 6, which was part 3 of world building. There we delved into the steps of how to create a fantasy map. Why? Because they are for more than your readers!

A good map, heck even a rough map with lots of squiggles you’d never show to your fans, will help you add new and realistic detail to your story like travel distance between towns (that stays consistent), landscape surrounding villages, climate, weather, and some hurdles you might not have thought of otherwise (like crossing that swamp. ugh!).

All that sounds good, but if you aren’t a fan of drawing, creating a map can feel intimidating. Not to worry! In this extra long episode (it goes over 15 mintues, sorry!) I show you the steps to creating a map and how rough it can be to start out. You have to start somewhere and this video will give you the confidence to give it a try on paper or in Photoshop like I show.

Are you ready to create your map? I hope so. And if you do and it helps your plotting and writing, let me know in the comments! Or if there are any details that are unclear, tell me that too. I can always create a new video. 😉

Look for next video soon. If you missed any of the previous, check them out on the 15 Minute Fantasy Writer page. AND if you want to pick up the Map Making Cheat Sheet for FREE, check it out here.

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Written by: Autumn

Autumn (also known as Weifarer) is an indie author, conservationist, & world traveler with plans for many more adventures both real and fantastical! She is currently on the road in North America in a Four Wheel Camper along with her husband, Adam, and Cairn terrier, Ayashe.

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