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: world building
When my stories evolve from one draft to another there’s little that’s as thrilling as witnessing the stages of improvement. That’s the big picture. Looking closer, there are the insights that lead to positive changes to characters, creatures, and settings. … Continue reading
It’s time for a talk with myself… Is it November yet? It feels like it given the way I’m racing the clock this month leading up to NaNoWriMo. For last year’s NaNo I wrote a sequel, which diminished my planning … Continue reading
My mind is in the middle of an intersection at the moment where they forgot to install a traffic signal and there’s been a massive pileup. I’ve done little but edit all year and it’s worn me down. A couple … Continue reading
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
It was her world, that made it special… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.
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
Between working extra hours on the job for the rest of June and trying to finish this edit on Trust in the Forgotten, I’m swamped until July (when I’ll start editing A River in Each Hand. Still, I have something … Continue reading