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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

    Thanks for being here.


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    Welcome to the forum!!!
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."-Confucius
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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!


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


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