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Old 11-30-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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Newbie alert from far north!

Hi everyone!

Yet another newbie here. My name is Katri, and I write together with my husband under a pseudonym T. K. Trian. We've been doing this for several years now. For some reason writing together really works for us.

We write, broadly speaking, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. We once tried writing a YA novel, but in the end it didn't turn out so well, so currently we're working on books for adult audiences (well, kind of like, say, Joe Abercrombie's or Stephen King's works are often for adults though teens read them too...). Our heroes are usually heroines. Oh, and we strive for realism, even in fantasy, and tend to get nitpicky about fight scenes xP

Anywho, we are planning to self-pub our first novel, Solus, sometime soon, but suffice to say we're still fledglings in this trade. Learning new things every day! Hopefully here as well

Special thanks to admins for creating a Newbie Guide! That was excellent and useful, kind of makes things equal for everyone, so even if you're a long-time boarder, you aren't allowed to be a jerk I think one cannot underestimate the importance of guidelines especially on international forums as I've come to learn communication and (im)politeness conventions can mean different things to different people (I'm Finnish. For instance we don't even have a word for 'please').

Thanks for having me and see you on the boards!

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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Welcome.

It must be fun writing with a partner. You can just say, "I don't wanna do this," and push it on the other person. :P

You might want to swing by the Self-publishing sub-forum, and possible the SYW forum.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thanks both of you. Yup, it's nice to co-write 'cause we rarely suffer of a writer's block at the same time

Regdog, I checked the Guide and thanks for the tips!
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Hi Katri, welcome to the forums.

I've been thinking of going to Finncon, maybe this year, maybe next - it sounds like a great event.

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:32 PM   #8
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Hi Katri, welcome to the forums.

I've been thinking of going to Finncon, maybe this year, maybe next - it sounds like a great event.

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Finncon 2012 would've been so sweet 'cause the theme was the end of the world, apocalyptic and dystopic stuff, the kinds I just love, but then couldn't make it well, maybe next year since it's closer to where I live, in Helsinki. Hope you get to go there too!
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Welcome. It sounds like you write stuff I would enjoy reading.
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Thanks everyone!
@rwm4768: we have a sample chapter of Solus in our blog if you wanna check it out. If you write stories in a similar vein, we (my hubby and I) would be interested in (beta)reading yours in return.
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