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.
Tag Archives: creativity
And so it begins… My novel planning process initates with tiny pieces swirling around in my head. At a certain point critical pieces come together, the accumulation of dust and gas that in space would be a planet forming. NaNoWriMo … Continue reading
Magic systems. They’re central to fantasy no matter what your brand of fantasy is. Writing down what you develop to keep the system consistent is advice I’ve stressed countless times. It’s equally important to use that system as a filter … Continue reading
Yet again NaNoWriMo is on the horizon. It’s still over two months away, but it’s the thinking now that leads to formal preparation in October. This year might be my sixth NaNo in a row, but it’s going to be … Continue reading
Memories. In a story they serve many purposes. Often they’re backstory, but if presented just right they work as mysteries. They can also be a window into a character’s heart, mind, and soul. There’s another aspect, though. As I’ve advanced … Continue reading
It’s amazing the strange routes my mind takes on the way to exploring a part of my world. Back in November, 2015, and after finishing my second NaNo project, I launched into writing short stories. They’d finally clicked for me … Continue reading
My Riparia Dellbane series will be five novels. There, I’ve said it and I’m going to stick to it. In my gut I’ve known for awhile, but today, as I was completing my editing pass on Bk2, it struck me. … Continue reading
Sometimes, it’s just dumb luck that I get something right. The entire time I’ve been editing Bk2, A River in Each Hand, I’ve been thinking exactly that. Actually, it was a double-dose of dumb luck. That’s right, I’m admitting it. … Continue reading
When this is posted it’ll be Independence Day here in the US so I’ll keep this short with an update. I’m participating in CampNaNoWriMo this month. I’d have been editing anyway, but it will serve to light a bit of … Continue reading
Once, she’d tried to turn away… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.