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.
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Last weekend I finished the initial edit on Riparia’s Bk4 (#3 is a prequel that she’s barely in). Simultaneously, I completed the revision map that will kickstart my next editing pass when I return to Bk4 in the future. Book … Continue reading
In a violation of some rule that exists, but has never been seen, I find myself in the wrong place on my life’s journey. Good. Too, I’ll warn you now I’m going to praise myself in this post. No humble … Continue reading
What drives us to write, or to create in general, for that matter? Not just that, but to do so against the odds? Those are questions that easily arise for me at the moment as they have in the past. … Continue reading
Many people, if not all people, have their safe places, those locations, physical or otherwise, where they go because they’re more comfortable there or need time alone. I have a novel, one I wrote a couple of years ago, that’s … Continue reading
Like other writers I draw from many influences and experiences, good and bad. This past Tuesday I had my bi-annual visit with my pulmonologist. He’s done the impossible, my lung function steady for two years now (following seven years of … Continue reading
If you want to write one of the keys is to establish a writing habit to enable your skills to grow and aid your productivity. As it happens, there are a couple of events coming up that would help start … Continue reading
I thought I’d do something different this week and list facts about me, some of them a little unusual—or not. Many people do similar posts that are interesting. Me? Probably not nearly so interesting, but we’ll see. Here we go… … Continue reading
Writer within… To read the new 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