Sometimes you need a good solid map to keep things straight. There’s just nothing better for wide ranging action and adventure.
In the process of rewriting The Diary of the Wolf, I finally came to my new Chapter 16. Once upon a time it was Chapter 12, but that was when I had such silly long chapters.
Chapter 16 is pretty much non-stop action. Unfortunately when I wrote it I was living the adventure in my head and it all made perfect sense. In hindsight, perhaps I should have written a clearer chapter, but that’s what rewrites are all about.
In order to make it clear in my mind, I drew a map.
I then went through the chapter, picked out the key points and mapped them out.
Then I kept doodling and added loads of trees. It would have made more sense not to draw the trees, sure the whole map is covered with woodland.