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.
- Another NaNoWriMo, Another Antagonist
- A Slave to Her Soul
- My NaNoWriMo Self-Motivational Rant
- Running Down the Rabbit Hole
- My Conflict Mix for NaNoWriMo
- A Specter Waiting
- The Struggle Between Burnout and Inspiration
- Dreamer’s Cavalcade
- Hyper Creativity
- Passing Worldbuilding Through the Magic System Filter
Tag Archives: writing
When it comes to racing clocks, October’s clock has long legs and the determination to reach November sooner than I can plan my way there. Tick-tock, tick tock. Another day, another task for planning my November drafting. Extensive background and character … Continue reading
He was back again where he shouldn’t have been, stepping into her story… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.
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
Awed by what she saw that no one else could see… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.
It’s October and outside the leaves are turning after our premature bought of freezing weather. Inside, I’ve become more serious about planning for my sixth NaNoWriMo. NaNo has become more about production, learning, and camaraderie than winning at this point. … Continue reading
Born into death, breathing her last before her first… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.
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
What she knew, and what was true… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.
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