Gryphon Gray

*Presented here complete, a historical Ontyre tale taking place in the elfin homeland of Mythwyll located in western Ontyre. M’Ameth, follows her brother to a dangerous, uncertain destiny atop a steep peak pursued Continue Reading →

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, Continue Reading →

World Building: Naming a Continent—or Not

It’s hard to believe you can fail to address a decision for so long the task becomes disproportionate to its importance. One world building question of mine went unanswered for Continue Reading →

Molding a Sub-Genre

What genre you write in isn’t as important as knowing what genre you write. Sounds like a joke, but actually I’m quite serious. I’ve had times when I had my Continue Reading →

Map Reconstruction

Carrdia Map. Creator: CA Hawthorne

It’s a long time since I’ve talked about maps, a lifelong fascination. My love of maps is a tale I first told on my WordPress site a couple of years Continue Reading →

New Menu Addition

My online fantasy serial is revised and now placed in the main menu on my website. No more scrolling through over nearly sixty separate parts to read it. Instead, simply Continue Reading →

Adding Mystery: History

Blueprint: CA Hawthorne

Everything you don’t know is a mystery. You know that, of course, but seldom do we consider the mystery that exists in the commonplace. No matter your genre, it’s a Continue Reading →

Providing Mystery: Location

I want to thank you all for joining me, for this examination of mystery in fiction has renewed my enthusiasm amidst summer’s heat. Mystery adds tension and suspense to a Continue Reading →