Fantasy novelist saying hello!
My name is Tim Stretton and I've been fascinated by maps for almost as long as I've been writing. Drawing a map is one of the first things I do when I'm starting a new story.
It's ironic that my one commercially published novel doesn't include a map (but I used one when I was writing the book). Publisher's choice rather than mine!
Maps are great way to kick-start creativity as well as grounding the story's practicalities.
I'd have loved maps even if I wasn't a writer. As well as their inherent beauty, they are full of possibilities, limited only by our imagination.
I've used Fractal Terrains quite extensively, having also used AutoRealm, Campaign Cartographer and Terragen.
Looking forward to hanging out here!