--Hand-drawn. These are the kinds of maps that fill my childhood notebooks. They work well if a) you’re trying to give yourself a quick, basic idea of what something looks like or b) you are a (much) better artist than I am, and are capable of hand-drawn masterpieces.
--Paint programs. There are many, many programs out there that you can use to draw or manipulate images yourself. Some cost money, like Photoshop or Photofiltre Studio. Some are free, like Paint or GIMP. It’s easy enough to draw maps with these programs, especially simpler maps like rooms or building layouts.
|I made this map just for this post, fyi.|
|Usually my characters aren't this fancy.|
--Google Maps. Honestly, I wouldn’t have thought of this, if not for awesome co-blogger Kate Hart. But this kind of map would be very helpful for keeping track of locations in a real-world setting.
I bet these aren’t the only ways to map out your fictional world, but I hope, if it’s something you’re interested in, I’ve given you some ideas.