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. Down the TBR Hole Week 2 — June 26, 2017
  2. A Myers-Briggs ESTP Personality has this Superpower — June 23, 2017
  3. Theme and Plot – Fractions of Existence — June 22, 2017
  4. Bridges #WEPFF #FlashFiction Reverse Poem — June 20, 2017
  5. Down the TBR Hole Week 1 — June 19, 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

Jun 26 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 2

During the #GetSocial17 hop, I found a blog (thanks Amy of bursting with books) participating in Lia’s “Down the TBR Hole” meme. From the Lost in a Story blog: Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end …

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Jun 23 2017

A Myers-Briggs ESTP Personality has this Superpower

I found this site while on Pinterest. I’m an ESTP. According to the site, this means I have super agility. Actually, that makes a lot of sense. (I’ve been a fantastic tree climber since I was old enough to stand.) It also says I’m good at finding logical solutions and that I’m good in a …

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Jun 22 2017

Theme and Plot – Fractions of Existence

Today I’ll be giving this image (which I found on Pinterest) a try. I’m using my Fractions of Existence book because that’s what I’m polishing this week. What should go wrong? Xavier’s attempt to reunite his kind, The Existence, to stop the Eyes in the Shadows (who are working to bring about the apocalypse), should …

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Jun 20 2017

Bridges #WEPFF #FlashFiction Reverse Poem

Write Edit Publish Here’s a book with the word bridge in the title: Rook (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #1): Bridge & Sword World by JC Andrijeski A covered bridge in my region: Lehigh Valley, PA — covered bridges Bogert Covered Bridge — Fish Hatchery Rd. Allentown, PA 18103 USA The oldest bridge in Lehigh County, …

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Jun 19 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 1

During the #GetSocial17 hop, I found a blog (thanks Amy of bursting with books) participating in Lia’s “Down the TBR Hole” meme. From the Lost in a Story blog: Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end …

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Jun 17 2017

Ask and Answer 2017

The game is a simple one. You ask me a question (normally a “get to know you” open question). Then you also answer that same question about yourself. I’ve already supplied the coffee cups! *Ends August 17, 2017

Jun 13 2017

Would You Rather – The Book Edition – Thanks to @deb_atwood

I was over at the peninherhand.com blog (who, you may recall, I tagged for the Mystery Blogger Award), and stumbled on a “would you rather” game. @deb_atwood wrote: Now I hereby tag … all my followers–yes, I mean you! Onto the 10 questions! WOULD YOU RATHER 1. READ ONLY TRILOGIES OR STANDALONES? I’m a fan …

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Jun 06 2017

Mystery Blogger Award Number Two

Deb nominated me as I was nominating her! 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. Deb of bunnyandthebloke.com. And second to:@petrichorclouds @ArleeBird @IsaLeeWolf …

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Jun 05 2017

Mid Year Check in #NewToMe2017 #SpecFic

What’s a #NewToMe2017 book? –First time reading an author –first book in a series –first book you’ve read from a series –first time trying a genre/subgenre –a debut book from an author (even if you’ve read them before) #NewToMe2017 Pick Your Genre Reading Challenge: My genre choice: Speculative Fiction #SpecFic The book just needs to …

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Jun 02 2017

Book Review of 47 Mind Hacks for Writers #NewToMe2017

47 Mind Hacks link

I read: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick #NewToMe2017 – I have not previously read this book or anything by these authors. There were parts of this book that interested me as a writer. It would certainly be more relevant for non-fiction than fiction, but it’s still useful either way. …

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Jun 01 2017

Author Procrastination

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Why am I procrastinating? That’s the subject of today’s exercise. What will happen when I complete my Fractions of Existence book? When there’s no more editing, reasonably speaking, to do? I will have to …

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May 31 2017

Ideal Reader

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. The task at hand is to identify my ideal reader. For the Existence series: 1- Someone who will buy, read, and review my books. (That was kind of obvious, wasn’t it?) 2- Someone who …

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May 30 2017

Genre For Book Marketing

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. For today’s excersise, I’m supposed to find some books in my market, guess what they’re about, and then write why my book is different. Fractions of Existence is an Urban Fantasy. Define= “Urban fantasy …

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May 29 2017

Using Character Archetypes

There’s a great blog post about Lesser Known Archetypes over at http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/05/three-more-lesser-known-archetypes/. I examed my Fractions of Existence book to see how I used these. The Penitent – “that character who’s seeking cleansing, forgiveness, and redemption from a dark past” In Fractions of Existence, that archetype is represented by Xavier. The trouble is, Xavier doesn’t …

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May 27 2017

My Bookish Bingo Spring 2017 Card

Bookish Bingo Spring 2017 Runaway by J.R. Vincente We Can Be Mended (Divergent #3.5) by Veronica Roth Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard Tender Wings of Desire by Colonel Sanders The Virgin Billionaire by Ryan Field Wider Still and Wider by Curtis Bausse

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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