The Extinction Protocol

This short piece has been written for the November 2018 Blog Battle.  To find out more click the link: https://rachaelritchey.com/2018/11/08/blogbattle-educate/ The word for the month is EDUCATE. SOL670 Olympus Colony: "Colony Log Commander James O'Neill: NASA are sending me a priority message on the secure comms channel in about five minutes. I'm not sure what to... Continue Reading →

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Planet Simon’s Weekly Orbit -Blog Date 48-2018

Hi there bloggies - happy Monday! Ok - let me get this out of the way now... sorry. I said I had a few things to post and all I can do is apologise becasue I ran out of week. The way things are going I'm likely to run out of week this week too!... Continue Reading →

How to make a fantasy map with GIMP

A great post from Rebecca on using Gimp to create fantasy maps.

Rebecca Alasdair

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At the end of September, I put up online a map (see below) I had created for my WIP fantasy series Graceborn. I was touched by everyone’s enthusiasm for my map, and I received a LOAD of questions about how I made it! So here it is—the post I promised on how to make a map like mine.

First off, a preliminary note: the program I used is called GIMP (more details below). This post is not a step-by-step guide on how to use GIMP, because there are WAY better sources of information out there on that. I have included one such video tutorial in this post, which I relied upon heavily while creating my map, and you might find useful. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this, and I’d love to hear from you if you make your own fantasy maps!!

Graceborn_map


Step 1 – Sketch your map…

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