J Lenni Dorner

Author's details

Name: J Dorner
Date registered: April 24, 2014

Biography

J Lenni Dorner is best known for the writer's reference book, "Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters," which is available on Amazon and Smashwords. In May 2016, J became a member of the Operation Awesome Team, and now runs the Debut Author Spotlight on Wednesdays. Blogging from A to Z #AtoZchallenge co-host as of 2017.

Latest posts

  1. Barbequing Summer Goals — May 26, 2017
  2. Anti Inner Critic — May 25, 2017
  3. Trigger, Action, Reward, Investment in Writing — May 24, 2017
  4. 52 Weeks of Writing Goals — May 23, 2017
  5. Can Fiction Create a Reason for More Peace and Less Violence — May 22, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. THE GREAT #ATOZCHALLENGE THEME REVEAL #WriteTip — 92 comments
  2. New Year Blog Hop with Contest — 81 comments
  3. A #AtoZChallenge All Intents and Purposes #Fiction #SFF — 79 comments
  4. An A to Z Reflections Post for the #AtoZchallenge including #WRiTECLUB2015 and #boutofbooks mentions — 59 comments
  5. Alpha Male Blog Hop — 57 comments

Author's posts listings

May 26 2017

Barbequing Summer Goals

Bucket List. Current Writing End Goals From the End Goals of an Author post. To consider the feedback of two (already lined up) Beta Readers and then self-publish Fractions of Existence in 2017. Self-publish Anah’s Story by March 20, 2018. Find a way (emotionally, mentally) to complete the high fantasy short story. Redo the longer …

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May 25 2017

Anti Inner Critic

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Note to my inner critic: A few people have disliked the opening of Fractions of Existence. (*Rather, they’ve disliked various openings, as no two people who disliked an opening read more than one.) BUT …

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May 24 2017

Trigger, Action, Reward, Investment in Writing

(If you took part in April, today is the day to stop over at the A to Z Challenge site. The survey results are in!) I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. To create my “pick up plan” I was supposed …

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May 23 2017

52 Weeks of Writing Goals

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. The next step is to break my goals down from the “end” to the next 52 weeks. Current Writing End Goals From the End Goals of an Author post. To consider the feedback of …

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May 22 2017

Can Fiction Create a Reason for More Peace and Less Violence

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. This is another goal setting exercise, but this time it seems to be to determine why a set goal is important. I’m going to start by working with a goal from my previous post. …

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May 20 2017

End Goals of an Author

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Map the end goal If writing a book is a journey, then it’s up to the writer to determine the destination, the point where the author considers it a success. “…end goal where you …

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May 19 2017

Book Opening Analysis

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. I’m going to analyze the style of writing from books I like. Since openings are what I struggle with the most, I’m going to focus there. Red Queen “I hate First Friday.” Right off …

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May 16 2017

Mystery Blogger Award

Janet left me a nomination in the comment of my May goals post. Thanks for the recognition! There are rules to this award, of course. Rule 1: Put the award logo/image on your blog. Rule 2: List the rules. Rule 3: Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Janet Miles of …

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May 15 2017

#BoutOfBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 8 wrap-up

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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May 14 2017

#BoutOfBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 7 Book Review

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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May 13 2017

#BoutOfBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 6 Book Review #seasonsofbooks

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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May 12 2017

#BoutOfBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 5 Book Reviews @kfc ‏@VictoriaAveyard #BookSpineRainbow

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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May 11 2017

#BoutOfBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 4 Fictional Dating Profile for Heath

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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May 10 2017

#BoutOfBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 3 #shelfie4boutofbooks

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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May 09 2017

#BoutofBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 2 Book Review #NewToMe2017 Not A Font

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) Not a Font “Illustrative Typography” That’s what this image to the right is. How do I know for sure? Because I made it with …

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May 08 2017

Bout of Books 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT May 8 to 14 #boutofbooks post 1 #insixwords

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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May 07 2017

#AtoZChallenge 2017 Reflection Post

My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 was an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post was titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with All Intents and Purposes. For BONUS CONTENT, check out the JOURNAL OF ANAH post. Reflection Oh hi! It’s me, your …

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Apr 29 2017

Z #AtoZChallenge Zeal of Zebras #Fiction #SFF

My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with All Intents and Purposes. Zeal of Zebras Ora shakes her head. I’m leaving. Take his coat and follow me. If …

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Apr 28 2017

Y #AtoZChallenge Your Point is Moot #Fiction #SFF

My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with All Intents and Purposes. Your Point is Moot I didn’t knock him out to exact revenge. I did it so …

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Apr 28 2017

May the Forth be With these Goals

Bucket List. 2017 Resolution: This year I resolve to finish at least one of my big writing projects. 2017 Goals: Finish a big writing project Keep Supporting Diverse Books Be part of 5 blog hops/fests 3 down! Keep rocking the Debut Author Spotlight at Operation Awesome Contribute more to the #atozchallenge Co-Hosted! Enter 4 writing …

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