Half-Light

Give me the gray… black and white has its virtues, and colors bright fill me with delight but the gray places, the shadows, the twilight, those are places my stories Continue Reading →

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 →