J Dorner

Pennsylvania, USA

Author of the Existence speculative fiction book series. Fractions of Existence, book 1, is on Amazon. (Free on KU) Writer's reference book "Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters" is available on Amazon and Smashwords. J runs the Debut Author Spotlight at Operation Awesome. Blogging from A to Z #AtoZchallenge co-host.

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Jan 20 2019

Sunday Stealing for Ravenclaws

Host Bev Sykes of sundaystealing.blogspot.com and the blog “Funny the World”. Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent …

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Jan 13 2019

#BoutOfBooks Reaching Goals and Gasping Reads

Bout of Books 24 Today’s challenge: Stretch Goal It’s the last day of the readathon, so today’s challenge is to take a look at the goals you set for the week (if you have them) and decide a) how you can stretch yourself to complete them or b) how you can revise them so you …

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Jan 13 2019

Twelve Sunday Stealing Questions

Host Bev Sykes of sundaystealing.blogspot.com and the blog “Funny the World”. Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent …

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Jan 12 2019

Book Reviews and Day 6 of #BoutOfBooks has a Dreamcast (Not the Video Game System)

Drawing from The Alchemist

Bout of Books 24 Today’s challenge: Dream cast Share your dream cast for a book that hasn’t been adapted yet I read that as Dreamcast… Perhaps that is why I decided to go with a book that has a videogame system as a big part of the plot twist/ meet cute: Strangely, Incredibly Good by …

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Jan 11 2019

Book Recommendations on Day 5 of #BoutOfBooks 24

Bout of Books 24 Today’s challenge: If you like this, try that Put your recommendations hat on, #boutofbooks-ers. For this challenge, pick a book, author, or trope (or whatever!) from your TBR and suggest similar books. Veronica Mars: An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line Trust Me, I’m Lying Instagram: #bob24igphoto #boutofbooks …

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Jan 10 2019

Rave #BookReview During #Boutofbooks 24

Bout of Books 24 Today’s challenge: Synopsis Rewrite Take a favorite book and re-write the synopsis (book description) from the point of view of the non-main character It was difficult to pick which book I wanted to use for this. I’m going with this one because I think I can do the challenge well using …

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Jan 09 2019

Helpful Readathon Day 3 #boutofbooks 24 Six Degrees of Separation

Bout of Books 24 Today’s challenge: Six degrees of separation from Bout to Books Find an original way to connect the two words (Bout and Books) through six books 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Bouts of Mania – Uses the word Bout Chat ‘Bout: An Anthology of Jamaican Conversations – Uses bout short for …

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Jan 08 2019

#BoutOfBooks 24 Readathon Character Dinner Party

Bout of Books 24 Today’s challenge: Character dinner party You are hosting an intimate dinner party for five of your favorite characters. Who do you invite and what food do you serve? The food I’d serve is how I’m going to pick the characters. Why? Because I don’t cook indoors. Disasters happen. So we’ll be …

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Jan 08 2019

Flash Fiction #FlashFiction The Sunrise Alarm

Found this flash fiction prompt at: fictioncanbefun.wordpress.com The Sunrise Alarm The birds call to each other. Jenny Wren is especially loud about informing everyone in the forest that morning has come. Leaves rustle around me as rabbits hop and squirrels gather. A deer moves a twig as it heads to the stream. I inhale the …

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Jan 07 2019

Day 1 #boutofbooks 24 Readathon #Reading #insixwords

Bout of Books 24 Today’s challenge: #InSixWords #boutofbooks #insixwordsAuthor loves books, dragons, and cats. — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) January 8, 2019 Instagram: #bob24igphoto #boutofbooks View this post on Instagram #bob24igphoto #boutofbooks Currently reading #amreading A post shared by J Lenni Dorner (@jlennidorner) on Jan 7, 2019 at 7:33pm PST Day of the challenge: Day …

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Jan 06 2019

Sunday Stealing has 15 Interesting Questions

I “stole” this blog hop from 2Gators. Host Bev Sykes of sundaystealing.blogspot.com and the blog “Funny the World”. Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard …

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Dec 31 2018

Goals for 2019 #HappyNewYear

Winter book bingo - dec

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop HAPPY NEW YEAR! Time to be accountable for 2018, and check in on my December progress, and also set goals for next year. My lovely A to Z cohost, J R Vincente, made a spreadsheet to track progress for the year. I inserted my own meaning for the 1 to 5 code of …

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Dec 31 2018

Blogging All About These Sparkling Last Book Reviews of 2018

PA foods in the book I Saw Santa in Pennsylvania by JD Green

This is it! The last post of book reviews this year. I had planned to read and review 50 books this year. I only managed 32. (That’s a 64%.) #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic #DebutAuthor #BeatTheBacklist (TBR before 2018) = weather Some reading goals from 2018, updated for the last time: Read 8 Speculative Fiction books — 10 …

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Dec 30 2018

The Definition of Honor and a Book Review

equality equity fence meme

The noun HONOR is defined as strong admiration for someone for a distinct reason. I submit to you that the definition of HONOR is actually the ability to crush those under you because your peers and superiors consider it your right to do and believe that you would crush them the same way they would …

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Dec 26 2018

#NewASH #Books New Adult Scavenger Hunt

The Winter 2018 New Adult Scavenger Hunt is here! Winter 2018 #NewASH team: The New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins at Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 26th and runs through Sunday, December 30th. For more information, visit newadultscavengerhunt.com. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors! Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 …

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Dec 20 2018

#NewASH New Adult Scavenger Hunt for #books is next week!

Hello Everyone! Hope you are excited as I am, because we have less than a week until the Winter 2018 New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins! Here is the Winter 2018 #NewASH team: The New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins at Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 26th and runs through Sunday, December 30th. For more information, …

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Dec 11 2018

The Red Box with the Black Ribbon #FF #WEPFF #WEP

The Red Box with the Black Ribbon Flash Fiction image

WEP CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER – RIBBONS AND CANDLES The Red Box with the Black Ribbon By J Lenni Dorner The black ribbon sways with each oscillation of the fan Evelyn never turns off. Under it, the candle flickers. It seems like common knowledge that fire should be kept away from ribbons. But what is common …

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Nov 30 2018

Goals Brought In By Einstein the Camel in the Snow

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop I made a post yesterday of what’s been going on in my life lately. Here’s the good highlight: I won NaNoWriMo! On the downside, Roundteam has gone down. Which was a big part of the way I supported Diverse Books and Debut Authors. (Lots of Retweets.) I will need to create a new …

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Nov 29 2018

Truth

Nanowrimo 2018 winner

November Prompt: Truth A few truths from this month. Some of which will show up in the goal post tomorrow. I spent the beginning of October planning to do NaNoWriMo with a certain story. Then I thought I’d work on another story. And THEN I started reading a book (Story Genius by Lisa Cron) which …

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Nov 22 2018

Thanksgiving Neighbors

If you saw your new neighbors were hungry, would you feed them? What if those neighbors were very strange and didn’t fit in your neighborhood? Suppose they seemed unaware of how to do even the simplest task. If you don’t feed them, they will probably die in the next few months. What if you do …

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