Competitions are fun. Let's do another one.
the map. I was never really happy with it: the fonts were wrong and the colour balance and compas didn't sit right with me.
Luckily I have a student who is a bit of a calligrapher, and she helped me out with some awesome dragons. I was going to get her to do all the place names too but that seemed monumental, and she really needed to spend her time actually doing her school work. Anyway, thanks Jasmine for your help. You have been added to the long list of acknowledgements for this book.
But the point of this post is to announce a little competition of my own. I've been inspired by the blog campaign, and so my plan is to have some fun. This one is easy:
In 150 words or less, describe one of the places on the map. Be creative (of course) have fun, and don't worry about whether your conception of a place matches what it might be in the book.
One of the hardest things about writing is setting down a short concise description of a setting without eating up 1000 words, so lets see what you've got.
Post your entries in the comments below, and I will announce the winner on the 22nd of September, Australian time. Say around 8.30pm.
Oh yeah, and the winner will get an A3 full resolution print of the map mailed to wherever in the world they might be. For whatever it's worth i'll even write my name on the back and say something nice about you.
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