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    Title Reveal

    The journey to finding the title for my debut novel. Picking the title for your book is hard… I started writing my novel last summer and I had an early title that I used for the file name. I didn’t think too much about it.  Time passes, you write the manuscript and rewrite and then you get it ready for early beta readers. So you need a name. You throw a name on it that you like and send it out. No big deal. It’s just beta readers. Everything is a work-in-progress, prose, characters, plot, everything. The title is still the least of your concerns You get feedback you go…

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    City Maps

    “The Cities of Territhmina” Inside the Fantasy world of The Binding Tempest To follow up on my world map post here is one about my city maps.  While there are plenty of software apps out there to help you produce fun and interesting world maps, there are very few options for creating a city map. The tools I used to create mine, where wonderdraft, Adobe illustrator and Adobe photoshop. I have a lot of worthy cities that I could make a map for, but the four most deserving were; Adalon, Marathal, Aquom, and Ravenvyre. I always start with a sketch and develop the layout based on how I imagine the…