My NaNoWriMo Rhyme

National Novel Writing Month

It’s time for NaNoWriMo, time to jump off that literary plank. Take my hand, dear, there’s nothing to fear except blank-screen horror. Collect the clues, it’s what you do to Continue Reading →

Last Word Before Dying: update

I’m presently posting a revised edition of Last Word Before Dying, my online serial. Too, each post will contain an entire chapter and each chapter will appear on the menu to 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 →

Providing Mystery

Everything you don’t know is a mystery. There’s the mundane: “Are those leftovers in the fridge still good?” There’s the unsettling: “Why is someone watching my house at night?” There’s Continue Reading →

#mywriting Process Blog Tour

Christina Anne Hawthorne

A treasured friend, Kath Unsworth, from Australia’s south coast where she lives with her family and countless animals, kindly asked that I participate in the #mywriting Process Blog Tour so Continue Reading →

Website News!

Header, Facebook Version.

Big news! Laird Sapir at Memphis McKay has completed the design work on my website here at christinaannehawthorne.com that I’ve been talking about for a long while. I’m so proud Continue Reading →

My Beloved Mountains

How I love mountains around me… Well, okay, they aren’t mine in the sense that I own them, but they sure feel like they should be mine. I’m an advocate Continue Reading →