Editing to Discover Something from Nothing

Last week I shared how I reworked (and reworked and reworked) the opening to Book 2 (A River in Each Hand) in the hope my editing adventure would inspire others. The idea wasn’t to explain the editing process as much as to provide insight into how a first draft can become more than you ever dreamed possible.

Ontyre Map: CA Hawthorne

Ontyre Map: CA Hawthorne

Well, I’m at it again.

Let’s shift back to Book 1 (Trust in the Forgotten) for a new tale.

The Situation
The original draft contained a brief, unmemorable encounter with a demon early in the story (demons in Ontyre possess the ability to feed off a person’s magic). The encounter was nothing more than my protagonist, Ergain, spying a demon watching her from a secluded spot at night. The moment was important only because…

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About Ontyre Passages

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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