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    Hi there,,

    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!

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    Community Leader Gracious Donor ravells's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Guild emphyrio! This is a great place to improve your mapping skills. As some of the other authors in the Guild might tell you, mapping is so much fun you may put your writing in second place!

    What was the name of your published novel? I'd love to have a peek at it! :: Edit :: Just found it on Amazon. I think I'll order it! (It is 'Dog of the North' right?)


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    Welcome Aboard!
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

    Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.



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    Welcome to the guild!
    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

    Gandwarf has fallen into shadow...

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    Thanks, all.

    Rav, it is indeed The Dog of the North. Hope you enjoy!

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    Welcome to the guild!

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    Hey and welcome! I'm a writer as well
    Yesterday today was tomorrow.
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    Well, that's a change of pace to have an actually published fantasy novelist to counterbalance all us poseurs, wanabes, and future-fantasy-novelists (such as may be the case, and I mean that in the most loving way I can say it... being one in heart and mind and purpose with all those as well). There's at least 4 of us, that I'm aware of.

    So, a hearty welcome to you, then.
    I think, therefore I am a nerd.
    Cogito, ergo sum nerdem.

    Check out my blog: "The Undiscovered Author"
    It's the story of a writer... follow me in my simple quest to get published, and share your own writing stories, adventures and writerly tips.

    Pimping my worldmap here. Still WIP... long way to go, but I'm pretty proud of what I've done so far...

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    Heyyy, I know you from the Vance plane. Welcome!

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    Hey, cool! Welcome aboard, Mr. Stretton! Anybody think a published author might qualify for the industry professional tag?

    Myself, I'm more of an unpublished(unpublishable?) wannabe poseur future science-fiction writer, but hey...
    Last edited by su_liam; 10-24-2009 at 04:05 AM. Reason: single e double t

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