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.
Author Archives: Ontyre Passages
It took so long… To read the new poem posted on the website please join me HERE. Advertisements
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.
Given that it’s NaNoWriMo prep season I’m going to revisit some of my World of Ontyre posts from a different perspective so you can see how fantasy location prep aided drafting. I’ve already shared basic facts about Transgamete, the Carrdia … Continue reading
It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo. This will be my fifth, the first four successful. While not everyone plots, NaNo is a different beast. NaNo is sprint, and that’s assuming you can write everyday. If you’re in the US there’s Thanksgiving, … Continue reading
After so many years, the long awaited hand to her hand… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE.
Oh how I’ve looked forward to this post. I almost wrote about the city of Meldenphire the first week of this series, but decided to restrict myself to Carrdia cities initially. It’s time. This week’s look at locations in the … Continue reading
Time is running out. What time? The time I don’t have, but will somehow stretch. It’s the power of a self-imposed deadline. When I launched into Essence Stone I was rather casual about finishing, believing it’d go quickly, but then … Continue reading
They called her Polly Chromatic… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE.