Tag Archives: geography

World of Ontyre: Baris

Given events in Essence Stone, which I’m currently rewriting, my next choice of a location to examine is Baris. The City of Baris in Carrdia is a city best forgotten by characters, but it’s worth remembering for readers, for far … Continue reading

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A Map Comes Alive!

It’s map time! In case you haven’t guessed maps are one of my favorite topics. I dearly love writing—there’s no finer main course—but I love my map making dessert, too, because it provides the opportunity to explore my visually artistic … Continue reading

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Central Hartise

The Map Tour continues, a Map Tour that serves two functions. First, I’m celebrating my new website at christinaannehawthorne.com and I’m hoping folks come by to take a look around (don’t worry, the paint is dry). The site is both … Continue reading

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Southwest Hartise

The Map Tour continues, a Map Tour that serves two functions. First, I’m celebrating my new website at christinaannehawthorne.com and, you guessed it, I’m hoping folks come by to take a look around. The site is both representative of me … Continue reading

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Northeast Hartise

The map tour continues with Northeast Hartise. On my website I’ve added a new menu item (beneath Ontyre on the menu) called Ontyre Maps. I hope you’ll visit, examine the map (it’s BIG), take a look around, and maybe start … Continue reading

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Map Tour: Northwest Hartise

To celebrate my new website I’m taking a map tour and exploring some of the Ontyre maps, beginning with Northwest Hartise. On the website I’ve added a new menu item (beneath Ontyre on the menu) called Ontyre Maps. I hope … Continue reading

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Culture and the Fantasy Writer

Besides the notebooks containing my world’s history and geography/maps, there’s also one describing cultures… When I started my novel I had some ideas and images in my head concerning culture. As I proceeded, though, I realized my world building needed … Continue reading

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Geography and Maps (part 2)

Open a window or go outside. Look around. That’s the map you live in. Fly. Let your imagination soar, but be certain a tale awaits unfolding upon the land you’ve created. Many maps are a delight to behold, but their … Continue reading

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