J Dorner

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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Sep 20 2018

#TackleTBR Punchbowl of Books Challenge plus Giveaway and a #bookiversary

bookiversary Fractions of Existence by J Lenni Dorner

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s Challenge: Punchbowl of books! List three to five books that “mix well together” even though they’re from different authors and maybe even different genres. Why? Because it’s National Punch Day! It’d be splended if you’d share this image with a quote from my book! Having trouble thinking of some? …

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Sep 19 2018

#TackleTBR Read-a-Thon be worth all th’ doubloons in me treasure chest #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s challenge: Two-Color Challenge from wishfulendings View this post on Instagram #tackleTBR Two Color Challenge (blue and white) #books #readathon A post shared by J Lenni Dorner (@jlennidorner) on Sep 19, 2018 at 9:05pm PDT Yes, I did borrow a unicorn from my niece for this. Blue & White: Pink& …

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Sep 18 2018

#Book Cover Love During the #TackleTBR Read-a-Thon

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s challenge: Today’s CHALLENGE is Cover Love. from katiescleanbookcollection Pinterest Book Covers that caught my eye – I have an entire pin board of these. Here are two glimpses, in case you don’t use Pinterest: Day of the challenge: Day 2 What I read today: Water’s Blood (The Elemental Clan …

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Sep 17 2018

Goals for the Exciting Readathon! I Love #TackleTBR! Plus an #AtoZChallenge update!

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s challenge: Today’s Read-a-thon challenge is the Random Page Challenge!! Open the book you’re currently reading, flip to a random page, and share a quote from that page! “Now she could choose for herself, and she didn’t think New Orleans was dangerous at all. She could hardly believe such a …

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Sep 06 2018

Book Review on #ReadABookDay to #BeatTheBacklist #PlutoLives

My backlist is host to a wide variety of books from many genres. This one happens to be from the non-fiction science section. The Universe (Collins Discover)- August 8, 2006 – by Peter Grego Overall, a pretty good book. It felt like a mini-textbook to me, like the ones from school days in the 1980/90’s. …

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Sep 05 2018

Indie Publishing Path Taken #IWSG #IndieAuthor #IARTG

This month’s IWSG prompt: What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why? Three roads branch in a writer’s elections, It’s inadvisable to travel them all And being an author, long I sat with my reflections And explored traditional, the first direction To where it bent in the query sprawl; Then took the indie, …

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Aug 31 2018

Update On Goal Challenge To Keep Focus

#quote A goal without a plan is just a wish

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop Thoughts from my WEPFF entry: – Intriguing that so many commenters thought Osiris to be a woman. It was based on a true story, but I changed names. I really thought I picked a manly name. “In Egyptian mythology, Osiris is the god of life, death, the flooding of the Nile and the …

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Aug 26 2018

Helpful Readathon #Reading Challenge Is Why I Love #boutofbooks 23

Bout of Books 23 Challenge Day 6: Discover Books Bout of Books is known to add to your TBR instead of reduce it. Embrace it by sharing the books you’ve discovered through Bout of Books. My Amazon Wish List Link Challenge Day 7: Stretch Goal It’s the last day of the readathon, so today’s challenge …

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Aug 24 2018

Exciting Readathon #Reading and #BookReview Results on Challenge Days 2 to 5 of #boutofbooks 23

Bout of Books 23 Challenges: Day 2= Book Plot Emoji Tell the plot of a book with emojis. See below! Day 3= Literary Villain Who are your favorite literary bad guys? Maven Calore Ryzek Noavek Aro, Jane The Eyes in the Shadows The Chandrian Dexter Day 4= Book Trip Share books set in places you …

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Aug 21 2018

A Concealed Beginning Makes a Lifetime of Emerging #birthday

happy birthday Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Blog All About It Challenge prompt: Beginning In the beginning, the Lenni-Lenape tribe, the Grandfathers, the original people, were one nation. A people who valued wisdom above all else. They believed, according to the knowledge passed down to me, in multiple genders, equality, and a wide range of family “structures.” Like the three sisters of …

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Aug 20 2018

Readathon #Reading, #insixwords, latest #BookReview — Announcing Day 1 of #boutofbooks 23

Bout of Books 23 Today’s challenge: Introduce yourself #insixwords Logophile #Leo with a birthday tomorrow. During Bout of Books 22, one of the challenges was to find a book from the year you were born. I posted a book I dug up from 1979. For Bout of Books 23, I finally read it! Day of …

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Aug 14 2018

WEP Flash Fiction A Change of Heart in Bright Eyes Lifetime #FlashFiction #WEPFF

#WEP – Write…Edit…Publish AUGUST Challenge — CHANGE OF HEART A Change of Heart in Bright Eyes’ Lifetime By J Lenni Dorner I get out of my car then turn around, wanting to get back in. My palms sweat, reminding me of the hand that won’t hold mine. I pop a mint into my mouth. When …

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Aug 12 2018

Best-selling Book Review and a Crazy Update

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard I love the lightning in the diamond glass crown on the cover. Everything that I felt should have happened and needed to happen came through in this speculative fiction/ urban fantasy/ future fantasy book. Though I would still like to know how some blood becomes silver, even though I realize …

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Aug 06 2018

Unless You are Holding Yourself Back #writing

I found a Twitter hashtag the other day while surfing the home feed. With a bit of research, I discovered a group of writers doing 500 words a day and supporting each other. Pretty cool. So I posted about it. I missed the beginning of the #AugWritingChallenge this month.But I'm hoping to jump in on …

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Jul 31 2018

#NaNoProMo Day 31 Make an Amazing Hypnotic Brand

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo #NaNoProMo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! read your books develop an understanding of what you offer or write, and that defines who they think you are That makes me think about Stephen King and George RR Martin in a whole other light. Actually, it …

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Jul 30 2018

#NaNoProMo Day 30 It’s Helpful to Crave Blogging Fundamentals

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo #NaNoProMo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! Today I learned that every blog post is meant to be an introduction to my writing and my brand. That every blog post I write is really an ad. (I feel an urge to delete 70% of my …

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Jul 29 2018

Value #NaNoProMo Day 29 Better by Using Informative Editing

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo #NaNoProMo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! “Use a Professional Editor” I did this. http://redlineediting.com I feel like I learned a lot from it. For example, I learned that I didn’t use nearly enough commas. I asked a lot of questions, not because I doubted …

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Jul 28 2018

#NaNoProMo Day 28 Improved Author Brand to Blow Your Mind

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo #NaNoProMo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! Author Brand: “brand the author, not the book” I’m well aware of this. That’s why all my social media goes to my name. My website is what-are-they, isn’t my name, but it is the brand I want to …

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Jul 27 2018

Focus First to Fulfill Goals #GotGoalsBlogHop

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop I’m the “token guy” (wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokenism) in several online communities. That’s true offline as well. The majority of my friends have always been female. One big difference? In the online world, most people don’t know what gender someone is. The drawback to people not knowing? When someone calls me Jenni. “J” isn’t short for …

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Jul 27 2018

Psychology Magic and Owl Spirit and Day 27 of #NaNoProMo Cheer

Click! The first animal you spot will reveal a lot about your personality. I came across this but of psychology. There’s an image. Whatever animal you spot first is supposed to say something about you. I noticed the owl first. If the owl was the first animal you spotted then you are the kind of …

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