Recently, I came across these two quotes from Rebecca Solnit used to describe to the influence of place on writers.
“…places become the tangible landscape of memory, the places that made you, and in some way you too become them. They are what you can possess and what in the end possesses you.”
“Every place deserves an atlas, an atlas is implicit in every place, and to say that is to ask first of all what a place is.”
The latter can be found on Hi, a new storytelling platform that is narrative mapping the world. Yes, narrative mapping is used as a verb and it helps to have a smartphone in order to do it. You can also narrative map the old-fashioned way (albeit without the instantaneous feedback) like Faulkner did.