A Few Words to Say Hello
By Rich Feitelberg
Hello everyone. I'm new here and thought I'd begin by introducing myself so you can get to know a little about me. My name is Rich Feitelberg. I'm a fantasy novelist and poet. I've written five novels in my fantasy series, the Aglaril Cycle, and a collection of poetry, Paraphernalia in My Pocket, and four collections of short stories. You can visit my website, feitelberg.net for details if you're interested.
I was fascinated by maps too, especially old ones. And it didn't take long for my to doodle and create imaginary lands for my adventures. Later, I got more serious about it and got into world building, role-playing, and character development.
So when I thought about what to blog about here, I immediately jumped to questions I've got from other writers are book fairs: "How did you create the map of your world?" They are referring to the large map I display at such events. It is a portion of Thalacia, the land in which my fantasy series takes place. It draws people in and sometimes helps me sell a book or two.
But the actually process of mapmaking and world building for a fantasy novels (or series of novels) is a topic I think readers of this blog would enjoy. So that's the journey in front of us. Hope you'll stick around and join me on the voyage.