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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A person could spend a lifetime world building and never capture all the intricacies associated with all the cultures in their fantasy world. That’s why I address the basics and a little bit more. Think of it as a Hollywood … Continue reading
Sick, so sick… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.
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
I’m close to wrapping up the first draft of Stealing Light and remain astonished at how the story has morphed time and time again. The core plot, the one I intended to write from the beginning, remains, but the emphasis … Continue reading
Way back when, the original idea for Ontyre was that it would be medieval world with axes and swords. Visualize, to a degree, Tolkien, but with female characters. I spent considerable time building the magic system and enhanced it over … Continue reading
If your intentions for NaNoWriMo are to try it out and not worry about word count, then this post might not apply to you. Otherwise, if you want to reach the end with +50K, here’s the best (blunt) advice I … Continue reading
Because NaNoWriMo fast approaches I’ve shared how planning was the building blocks to enriching my novels. More specifically, I’m talking about planning for a fantasy novel. For me that means a history, maps, an outline, and finally a draft that’s … Continue reading