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      GenoWrites is offline
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    Hello All... I'm Geno. I'm new to cartography, and new to online forums (which is weird because otherwise I rather tech savvy). This is my "hello". It's a little late. I already have two other posts on the forum. I just saw the "introduce yourself" section. So here goes. I'm 37. I'm an author about to publish my first novel, and one of my pre-readers said, "I loved your book. I hated the ending." When I pressed to see why, I was told, "They just leave [one of the characters] to rot and take off traveling north? what kind of ending is that?" When I informed them that the character in question was in a location directly north of the others, they said, "Oh! oh... okay... no... then good ending. When's book two gunna be done?" That's When I decided I needed a map.
    I couldn't have my illustrator do it. I can't afford to pay for one, and all the locations are in my head... So. I set about studying maps to emulate and try to learn how to make a map. That's when I found this site... so this is like a slice of heaven on the internet. Plus people have already been very helpful. (Thanks again Chashio and Midgardsormr) I look forward to contributing to this community (as I learn) and hopefully producing a sufficient map. I'm always... always ... open for critique. If you'd like to check it out currently and comment/critique there are two rough versions at W.I.P map for upcoming novel... would love critique before starting in Photoshop

    Thanks for being here.

    Geno

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    Welcome to the forum!!!
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    Thanks, amberroberts09, I feel welcomed. And, I'm amazed at how helpful total strangers can be. I glad I found this guild.

    Have a great day!

    Geno

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    Welcome. I have been following your progress in the WIP thread. It's very good

    Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
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    Thanks, Jtougas, I appreciate that. Hoping to have enough work time this evening to post something new.

    Have a great evening!

    Geno

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    Welcome to the Guild Geno, and congratulations on finishing your book too btw.

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh

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