by Kris Kahrs
Are you ready to take a fantasy vacation? The kind you can only get from a good book? Good, because we here at The Pen and Ink Blog have your map.
Feel like fighting some crime with the likes of Batman, then a trip to Gotham city might be right up your alley.
Or get your geek on and visit the LOTR project for an interactive experience with a map of Middle Earth. It has a timeline and statistics of Middle Earth and a continuously updating genealogy.
Bigthink.com has a delightful recreation of the layout of Sherlock Holmes' rooms, but if you want to go further and travel in his footsteps, then check out mapchannels.com which uses Google maps to map out the London locations mentioned in Conan Doyle's novels.
For your trip to Oz, Hungry Tiger Press has a wonderful map of Oz wallpaper for your computer desktop. As the website says, "this map of the marvelous land of Oz was drawn by Professor H.M. Wogglebug, T.E. back in 1914. The most curious aspect of this map is the little known fact that East and West are reversed in Oz."
We hope our links have given you some ideas for your summer vacation as well as a good tip for your manuscript. If you're having trouble with the timeline in your story, it can sometimes help to map it out. Try it. It works.
Keep on writing!