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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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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Jul 26 2018

To Complete #NaNoProMo Day 26 Make a Tantalizing Author Platform Behind the Scenes

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo #NaNoProMo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! “Do you know that statistically speaking, if you want to sell 5000 books during the first week of launch, you either have to invest HEAVILY in marketing and promo opportunities, OR you’re going to need an email list …

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Jul 25 2018

#NaNoProMo Day 25 Awesome Idea to Donate Books to Selected Libraries

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo #NaNoProMo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! The post suggests making Bookstore appearances and going to Conventions and Book Festivals, all where I could Pass out business cards, Flyers, and Book swag. None of that is going on today in my world. Name Drop your …

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Jul 24 2018

Day 24 of the #NaNoProMo has Odd Blog Topic Tools

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo #NaNoProMo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! What will your next blog post be about? Some more #NaNoProMo, the goal hop update, some book reviews during Bout of Books… Do you know what your audience is actually interested in? Hopefully in books, writing, blogging, living …

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Jul 23 2018

Seize #NaNoProMo Day 23 with Audacious Thrilling Headline Boosts

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo #NaNoProMo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! Emotional Headlines. This isn’t something I think about normally. I know “clickbait” is all the rage, but I hate when I go to a blog post and it’s barely related to the title. That’s the quickest way to …

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Jul 22 2018

Day Twenty-Two of #NaNoProMo is About Smart Links

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! Amazon is more than just one store— it’s actually 14 different storefronts across the globe! I knew this, as I had to set up my biography in multiple languages. Amazon built the Associates Program I knew this too, as …

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Jul 21 2018

Day Twenty-One of #NaNoProMo is About eBook Design

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! The main point of today’s lesson seems to be driving home that, with ebooks, the reader can change the look of the book, so try not to screw up the base model. Trying to figure out if you’ve done …

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Jul 20 2018

Operation Awesome is looking for Volunteers and Day Twenty of #NaNoProMo

Operation Awesome is searching for three new volunteers to join the Team! Interested? Regularly #read and create a #blogpost #idea about #WriteTip #WritingAdvice #QueryTip ? Know about #writing #WritersLife #authors #publishing #SelfPublishing #IndieAuthors #motivation #inspiration ? Consider volunteering @OpAwesome6 #blog https://goo.gl/forms/oGLdh2gnZER6abSJ2 https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late …

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Jul 19 2018

Day Nineteen of #NaNoProMo is About a Social Media Scheduling Tool

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! My scheduling tool of choice is Buffer. I’ve tried others, this is the one I like. The Chrome extension makes it even easier to use. And I love the “social media report card” that shows me every week how …

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Jul 18 2018

Day Eighteen of #NaNoProMo is About Book Marketing Strategy

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! Set your objectives Have ten book reviews on Amazon by September 2019 Tactics Social Media goal = Offer likable and relevant content, connect and intrigue readers Blog goal = Blog intention: Create a direct connection between myself and my …

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Jul 17 2018

PHOTO CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT #Win #ContestAlert #PhotoContest

Please check out the book sale, and please spread the word! Click here to Tweet, please. PHOTO CONTEST DETAILS BELOW Day Seventeen of #NaNoProMo is About Podcasting https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! I’m a mute. Anyone want to listen to a Podcast of me …

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Jul 16 2018

Day Sixteen of #NaNoProMo is About Writing a Compelling Book Series

Please check out the book sale, and please spread the word! Click here to Tweet, please. https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! get to know my characters ☑ Layers That Build Towards the Next Book ☑ lingering questions at the end of book ☑ Larger …

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