Christina Anne Hawthorne
Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
Monthly Archives: October 2018
You’re the beginning… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE.
If your intentions for NaNoWriMo are to try it out and not worry about word count, then this post might not apply to you. Otherwise, if you want to reach the end with +50K, here’s the best (blunt) advice I … Continue reading
So late in the hour… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE.
Because NaNoWriMo fast approaches I’ve shared how planning was the building blocks to enriching my novels. More specifically, I’m talking about planning for a fantasy novel. For me that means a history, maps, an outline, and finally a draft that’s … Continue reading
Another year. Another NaNoWriMo. Another pitch on my part to inspire writers to pen their fantasy novels using a map. Yes, a map. Here I go again talking about maps or, more specifically, your fantasy map. I want that others … Continue reading
It took so long… To read the new poem posted on the website please join me HERE.
It’s NaNoWriMo prep season and I’m revisiting select World of Ontyre location posts to provide a different perspective. In those posts I gave basic information about certain locations or regions, but this month I’m examining how my work before and … Continue reading
I used to seek that perfect system to plan a novel, that one method where I could simply input my data and out would pop my outline. It’d be like taking a test and discovering I was an INFJ. I … Continue reading
She was born into herself… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE.