If you want to be a writer, keep a notebook. You need to jot down every idea for a story that comes into your head. Don’t think to censor your ideas either! The idea is new and you are too close to it to judge its value. Ten years later it may strike you in a totally different way. I estimate that out of every thirty ideas I jotted down into my notebooks, twenty-nine proved to be worthless. The thirtieth had the potential to be developed into a novel or short story. The bad news was that quite often I found out that somebody had written something similar already!
13 comments on “Maps”
It’s been a long time since I checked out Spook pages. I was rewarded for my visit with these great maps. TY!
It’s my first time here, I was kinda used to the american versions. Thank you!
Would anyone know where Brewer’s Farm would be? It’s somewhere near Topley, I reckon, but I can’t work out where.
The farm’s position because is deliberately vague but it is just north of the village called Topley, south of Chipenden and north of Priestown. If the publisher had wanted a map I would have had to position it more accurately.
did you draw these joseph
No, I do a rough sketch of the maps and then my publisher gives them to a proper artist to refine and finish.
One day when am older and richer I’ll make this spooks
Series a real seasonal movie I love it
Hey Joseph, Do you have a map of the citadel in Greece where Tom’s mam lived? if so that would be great. I can’t wrap my head around that area.
I don’t have one but I will take a look if I get time. I need to re-read that section of the book first!
Hey Joseph Delaney, I have just finished your Spooks Series for the 3rd time that’s 52 of your original books in over 20ish or so years and I can honestly say I enjoyed so much as though I was reading it for the very first time. Please could you do me a favor and offer a more detailed or better quality map of the most prominent areas, I was considering doing a Round book to ground trip with a friend and it would be Amazing if I could accurately relate the book to the ground in real time. Other than that I am actually for the first time going to move on to your spin offs of the Spooks. I cant wait. Please get back to me
Have you seen the map that Lancashire library made – it is in the maps section on this site. It is a bit old now and doesn’t feature all the places from Spook’s but has the main ones.
Did you ever make a map of the lands and Kobalos territory from the A New Darkness trilogy. I’d love to see a map of that place as well.
Sorry there is no map. Had the publisher asked for one I would have drawn a rough version then.