J Dorner

Pennsylvania, USA

Author of the Existence speculative fiction book series. Fractions of Existence, book 1, is on Amazon. (Free on KU) Reference books Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters is on Amazon and Smashwords and Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier is on Amazon and Smashwords. J runs the Debut Author Spotlight at Operation Awesome. April blogging from A to Z challenge #AtoZchallenge co-host.

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Jul 10 2019

Even Negative Feedback Can Be a Positive for a Writer

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I entered the 2019 WriteClub contest. I didn’t make it this time. But, for the first time this year, feedback was offered. Goodie goodie, a chance to learn! Here are my takeaways. No writer can ever please every reader. That just isn’t possible. My story was a YA for adults who read YA, because it’s …

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Jul 08 2019

Sunday Stealing Questions

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. Are you satisfied with the way your life is right now? Yes, for the most part, yes. Do you drink enough water? Most days, sure. When was the last time you ate at Burger King? I don’t know. There was pie. Do you prefer the beach …

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Jun 30 2019

Blog All About It – Risk

Is it a risk not to use this month’s prompt for a post before June is over? Is it a risk to blog about children in cages? Is it a risk to be a child who follows the adult in charge and then is punished because of it? Is it a risk to the soul …

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Jun 29 2019

Goals Check in for June Day 179 of 365

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Nearly halfway through the year. Time to check in on my goal progress. https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop My emotions were heavily taxed this month. But it was a good month overall. I am behind in blog commenting, Sunday Stealing posts, and Photobucket image fixing. Also, I need to devote less of my time to social media and …

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Jun 26 2019

#NewASH New Adult Scavenger Hunt July 2019 #Win #Books

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Welcome to New Adult Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors and a chance to win some awesome prizes! During this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, but you also …

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Jun 18 2019

Book Comparisons in Best Sellers in New Adult & College Fantasy

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I was checking out the Amazon Best Sellers in New Adult & College Fantasy. (NOT an actual screenshot.) One of my big goals is to get Fractions of Existence on the top ten of this list one day. By comparison, the top ten books when I looked: Six were about an academy. (There is an …

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Jun 17 2019

The Infinite Pieces of Us #BookReview #Bechdel #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BeatTheBacklist

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The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane Amazon Kindle genres: #14 in Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age Fiction eBooks #13 in Teen & Young Adult Romantic Comedy eBooks #9 in Teen & Young Adult Romantic Comedy GOODREADS GENRES: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction Romance Publication Date: November 1, 2018 #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BeatTheBacklist Author I …

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Jun 14 2019

Hogwarts House Sorting Time

I found this Hogwarts House Sorting game on Twitter. https://twitter.com/whosnhi/status/1138862721087094785 I’m a Ravenclaw. (Already knew that.) Here are copies of the blanks, if you want to play along.

Jun 13 2019

Anah’s Plausibility Cage #WEPFF #FlashFiction #WEP #IWSG

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I had a tough time deciding what story to share this time. Ultimately, I went with a scene from ANAH ON TENTERHOOKS, the YA speculative fiction I’m working on turning into a novel. I’ve used this character for a WEP entry before. WEP Writing Contest link Scene set up– Anah and her parents are telepaths. …

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Jun 06 2019

Book Review Time #goals #nanowrimo #writetip #ShowingTelling

Ever finish a book about finishing and goal setting… and then fall behind? It’s been a rough week. Sick friend. Taking care of our niece. Been kind of out of it (am I getting sick?). Anyway, it’s book review time! I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. #BeatTheBacklist (2017), Author …

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Jun 05 2019

#IWSG Favorite Genre to Write #SpecFic #SFF

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June 5 question: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why? My favorite genre to write is Speculative Fiction. annieneugebauer.com “Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre encompassing fiction with certain elements that do not exist in the real world, often in the context of supernatural, futuristic …

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Jun 02 2019

Sunday Stealing Movie Questions

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. What was your first movie-going experience without your parents? All of them. But anyway, it was in seventh grade. The Addams Family. Do you still buy DVDs or Blu Rays (or do you just stream them)? Streaming. What is your guilty pleasure movie? What about it …

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May 31 2019

Marvelous month of May Goals

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https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop Pretty good month. The goal-oriented book I read has me altering some of my goals. SPREADSHEET CHECK-IN My lovely A to Z cohost, J R Vincente, made a spreadsheet to track progress for the year. I’m counting blogging as “social media.” MAIN LIFE GOALS: Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction) Survive at …

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May 31 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 5 (Final)

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I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. Learning from my past: 1- What happened the last time I attempted a goal like this? 2- Who did I involve last time? 3- How …

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May 30 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 4

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I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. My secret rules: (To idenitfy, destory, and replace.) 1- Do I even like this goal? 2- What’s my real goal? 3- Does the method I’m …

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May 29 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 3

I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. Chapter 5. Hiding places let you get your perfectionism fix while avoiding your goal. Oh, that’s me playing a video game. Even an easy phone …

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May 28 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 2 and Blog All About It Bloom

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I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. I’m also working in my Blog All About It – May prompt of Bloom in here. ACTIONS from Chapter 3 1- A list of 3 …

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May 27 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 1

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I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. It was on sale and I had a book credit, so why not? You know what? It was amazing! It really spoke to my kind of thinking. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from …

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May 19 2019

Exquisite #boutofbooks 25 Readathon and #BookReview

Bout of Books 25 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 To meet my #boutofbooks 25 goals of reading and reviewing 4 books, I have to finish reading and then review ONE more book in …

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May 19 2019

Sunday Stealing Word Association

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. I say … and you think … ? Hurry! :: Slow it down. Dumb :: Well that’s rude. Fudge :: Delicious. Sturdy :: Table. Printing :: Press. Itch :: Redness. Creaks :: Creeks. Paste :: Glue that’s from chemicals or natural stuff? Waste of time :: …

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