My Work-In-Progress involves an imaginary town with a road,
a river and buildings. I drew a map and wrote the draft. Somewhere in the third
revision, I discovered geography problems. Some of my characters were on the
wrong side the river, and there is no bridge. I re-drew the map, but there were
still issues. Finally, I decided I needed to see the town in 3D. I got a very
old, very dusty set of Duplos from the basement and built the town. The model
helped me identify where the problems were. Now I’m revising with geography and
geometry in mind.
Sometimes it takes more than a map. Here's some Duplo-building music.