Saturday, August 28, 2010
Behind the scenes
Maps, maps and more maps. You gotta love 'em. I wish I had a photographic memory. I don't. And so I use..visuals. Maps help me get to where I'm going. Or my characters in this case. It also helps to get a sense of direction, topography, weather, people, etc. And you don't have to know how to draw a straight line. You will be the only one to see this. Magic Seeker's blog has a great link for maps. Check it out.
Getting your hands on plans of buildings, ships and any mechanical devices also helps. Though I would love to go to Europe to see, smell, and touch the great castles of old, I just can't do that right now.
During revisions I display as much of the items as I can. I can just look up to get that feeling of being there again. It helps.
What does your behind the scene action look like?