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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Aug 21 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 10 plus #Birthday and #insixwords #boutofbooks

Welcome to the day I claim as my birthday! Oh look, it’s a list with a link to presents I’d enjoy. Ha ha ha In truth, I’m donating my birthday this year. Click for the Bout of Books 20 SIGN UP! Birthday celebrating reader, writer, author interviewer. #InSixWords My goals for Bout of Books 20 …

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Aug 15 2017

Reunions Flash Fiction #WEPFF Stew In The Forest of No Trees

August is a very exciting month! I’m writing, editing, reading, and celebrating my birthday. Assumably. Technically, it’s the day I was assigned. You can skip the astrology and numerology because the date on that sheet of paper is just a what someone put down. It’s barely even an educated guess. I’ve said it before, but …

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Aug 14 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 9

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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Aug 07 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 8

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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Jul 31 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 7

I mentioned how great doing this has been, how much I’m learning from it. (See post.) 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 …

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Jul 28 2017

Some sum-sum-summertime Goals

Good-bye to Ju-ly! This was a messed up month. I ended up in the middle of nowhere for a ceremony. See above image for a Google view of nowhere. This month also included the tragic loss of a friend’s six-month-old, who has since been cremated. Then my cousin’s son was born. And three days later, …

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Jul 26 2017

July Book Reviews #NewToMe2017 #DiversityBingo2017 #SpecFic #DebutAuthor

The books I finished reading in July 2017 were: Everything I Never Told You Cat Tales: An anthology of short stories (The Book A Break Short Story Anthology 1) Space Cats from Space Meandros Major Arcana The Brain Works: X-Train Your Brain Volume 1: Basic Warm Up (Brain Works (Sellers)) Everything I Never Told You …

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Jul 24 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 6

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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Jul 17 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 5

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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Jul 14 2017

PhotoBucket Error

It seems that Photobucket is no longer hosting 3rd party sites with my paid plan (which is not nearly as costly as other paid plans). So yes, I see all the error messages on my blog and other places. I have around 3000 links to update as I migrate to another host. (Yes, I should …

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Jul 10 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 4

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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Jul 07 2017

A #BringBackTheLikeButton @Pinterest Idea

Pinterest, like every other social media giant, has made a change. And, as always happens with change, some people don’t like it. The #BringBackTheLikeButton hashtag is going around sites like Twitter. Asking for change that you don’t like is always a good idea. Will the company listen? Unless there’s a serious drop in users (and …

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Jul 05 2017

An Antagonist Honey-Do List

Thanks to Tyrean Martinson who offered this writing prompt. Writing Prompt: If the villain/antagonist of your story created a “honey do” list, what would be on it? Does your villain/antagonist have a significant other? The villain/ antagonist in my story is actually a group of people (unless you want to go into the subplots of …

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Jul 03 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 3

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 30 2017

Celebrating 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 September 2017. Self-publish Anah’s Story by March 20, 2018. Find a way (emotionally, mentally) to complete the high fantasy short story. Redo the …

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Jun 27 2017

Survey from Facebook

This was a fun survey with 25 random facts about me. Figured I’d share.

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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