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Trina Talma

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I have lived all my life in the upper Midwest. I don't know if this has influenced my stories or characters, but it has definitely influenced the settings I use. My characters are likely to be farmers, adventurers or explorers, living in wide-open spaces and often influenced by the land and weather around them.
I grew up in East Grand Forks, MN. My first real taste of writing as work was in high school, where I served for two years as copy editor and one year as editor of the school paper, the Green Crest. My first completed novel, which I am currently rewriting and expanding, was serialized in the school paper during my senior year.
I majored in English at Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead), with an unoffi
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Trina Talma Well, every day I sacrifice a little bit of my sanity on an altar made up of spiral-bound notebooks and dozens of pens... Okay, that's not true. It's…moreWell, every day I sacrifice a little bit of my sanity on an altar made up of spiral-bound notebooks and dozens of pens... Okay, that's not true. It's not every day. It really should be, but it isn't.

Really though my main ritual consists of turning my chair away from my computer screen and over to the other part of my desk where I have room for my notebook. All my first drafts are done the old-fashioned way: pen on paper. I find my thoughts come out better that way - plus if I get stuck I can always doodle in the margins. Usually I start work by typing up whatever I wrote in my last session, then keep the document open on my screen so I can refer to it as needed while I write.

I can write just about anywhere that isn't too noisy. All I need is a chair, a pen and some paper. Some background noise is good -- I prefer music over any other kind of background noise, and over complete silence.(less)
Trina Talma Currently I'm working on two sequels. The first one is a sequel to my YA/speculative fiction novel Cherish the Fire; the other is a sequel to my Zania…moreCurrently I'm working on two sequels. The first one is a sequel to my YA/speculative fiction novel Cherish the Fire; the other is a sequel to my Zania series which features two of Zania's children - daughter Arathel and son Radjann. They don't have real titles yet, but the latter book is tentatively titled This Dark Road.(less)
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I've just launched a creator page on Patreon. The idea behind it is to have a sort of subscription service where people can both get my older books and see my works in progress, both books and short stories, as they're written. There's a longer explanation on the page, which you can find here. Check it out, consider supporting, and tell your friends! Read more of this blog post »
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“Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”
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