30 Days of Writing: #14

14. How do you map out loca­tions, if needed? Do you have any to show us?

(is it just me or are these questions getting stale)

I’ve mapped out, officially, the landscapes of Nagnomei and, more succinctly, that of its capital region the Royal North.  There isn’t anything dramatically awesome about these maps.  They were mostly just done by my hand for my  own political reference – hopefully, if the are published, they will have been redone by somebody more “in the know” of such things.

I also map out certain buildings.  I bought a graphing notebook from my student store and sat down to trace out exactly the scales and arrangements of character houses/apartments/etc. that I want, since lots of scenes take place in such areas.  It’s really helped me out, especially since some places were not exactly clear in their layout in my head and this helped force me to write out exactly how they should be – I always enjoyed doing that kind of thing anyway, haha.

You can see the maps for Nagnomei in its official download page.  I’m way too lazy to upload them here again. =P