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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May 18 2019

Readathon #BookReviews #boutofbooks 25 Growing TBR and Most Read Authors

Quote Grumpy Old Gods: Volume 1

Bout of Books 25 Today’s challenge: Share the love! Share the books, websites, etc., you’ve discovered this readathon. I made quite a few new friends on Instagram during the challenge. There might be more, and I don’t know if they’re all BoB fans. But here’s a screenshot from today: I looked up a few other …

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May 17 2019

#BoutofBooks 25 Favorite Hero, Villain, and Feel Good Read #Books and #WriteClubDFW Scorecard

#writeclubdfw 2019

Bout of Books 25 Today’s challenge: Favorite hero/favorite villain You got this. Who’s your favorite hero? Favorite villain? Share each for today’s challenge. View this post on Instagram #boutofbooks #BoB25IGphoto Favorite hero/favorite villain You got this. Who's your favorite hero? Favorite villain? Share each for today's challenge. Hero= Kvothe (King killer Chronicles) #patrickrothfuss Villain = …

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May 17 2019

The Magic Misfits #BookReview and #BoutofBooks 25 #BookRecommendation #MustRead #FavAuthor

@penminion Jamie.Writer signed copies books #boutofbooks

Bout of Books 25 Today’s challenge: If you like this, try that. Put your recommendations hat on, #boutofbooks-ers. For this challenge, pick a book, author, or trope (or whatever!) from your TBR and suggest similar books. View this post on Instagram Challenge: If you like this, try that. #bookstagram #books #boutofbooks #BoB25IGphoto #reading #readathon #readingđź“– …

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May 15 2019

#BoutofBooks 25 #CoverLove #BookishFavorites

I just updated the 1000 posts giveaway. Three prizes unlocked! Winners: Prize: $5 US Amazon egiftcard Cassandra Prize: $5 US Amazon egiftcard Ace Prize: Live, Love, Laugh, Learn Magnetic Bookmarks Nicki Bout of Books 25 Today’s challenge: Book plot emoji Tell the plot of a book (recent read, favorite, whatever) with emojis. Book plot emoji …

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May 15 2019

#BoutofBooks 25 Favorites and #Fandom #GeekingOut and #DiverseReads

#WeNeedDiverseBooks #DiverseReads Fractions of Existence by @JLenniDorner

Bout of Books 25 OMG!!! Guys, I’m geeking out over here. I may have mentioned my love of the Red Queen series. (“By ‘mention’ you mean not shutting up about it?” Umm… yes…) Today, this happened: I’ll grant you that she’s tagged in the tweet, because it’s my bookish favorites and NATURALLY I put one …

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May 13 2019

Raving about Readathon Love for #BoutofBooks 25

#InSixWords #boutofbooks My autobiography in six words: rebel, strange, author, man, American, Lenape

Bout of Books 25 Today’s challenge: Introduce Yourself #insixwords Instagram: #bob25igphoto #boutofbooks View this post on Instagram Currently reading: The Magic Misfits Vol 1, Grumpy Old Gods, #WriteClubDFW entries #boutofbooks #BoB25IGphoto #bookstagram #NPH A post shared by J Lenni Dorner (@jlennidorner) on May 12, 2019 at 4:05pm PDT Day of the challenge: Day 1 What …

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May 12 2019

Mother’s day Sunday Stealing Questions

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. 1. Do you own your things or do your things own you? I own them. 2. Would you rather lose all of your old memories or never be able to make new ones? Have some pretty bad old ones. And have been making good new ones. …

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May 05 2019

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Reflection of a Co-Host

J Lenni Dorner blog numbers April

We celebrated our Tenth Anniversary at the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge. #AtoZchallenge. The blog hop that made an online community by asking bloggers to spend the month of April using the English alphabet as inspiration for their posts. The Reflection post is an A to Z Challenge tradition. It gives us a …

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May 05 2019

Sunday Stealing 15 Questions

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. 1. Name three things you love about yourself. I love that I’m a writer. I love sharing stories with the world. I love that I decend from the Lenni Lenape. I’m proud of my heritage. I love that I support communities of bloggers, readers, and writers. …

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May 01 2019

Behind the Curtain of a Flash Fiction Story #WEP #IWSG

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May 1 question – What was an early experience where you learned that language had power? My answer gets really dark, as it’s about using words to break the spirit of a child (me). And I’m not going there. So here’s something about language and writing, with an IWSG tie in, that ends with a …

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Apr 30 2019

The Lovely Fickleness of April Goals #BookishResolutions #BoutofBooks #AtoZChallenge

April 2019

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop I am utterly exhausted from the A to Z Challenge. If I didn’t have a two-day breakdown in the middle of the month, I’d have made it to my 300 blogs visited goal. So close! I’ll be heading off to the woods later this month for much-needed Rest and Relaxation. There’s a Giveaway …

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Apr 30 2019

Zero Lines Crossed #Writing One-Star #BookReviews as an #Author #AtoZChallenge

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge. And an extra big thanks to those who commented on my blog, or at least read these tips. Stay tuned next week for the REFLECTIONS post. Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make …

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Apr 29 2019

Yippie #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for Yippie Were there any strong emotions this book evoked in you? An example would be making you shout “yippie” when your favorite character is victorious. What someone is looking for when they read your review is your personal …

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Apr 28 2019

Sunday Stealing and Melanin

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Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. Your favorite songs Kennedy Your favorite bands Kill Hannah Your favorite actors or actresses Tom Hanks, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Momoa, Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Rodriguez Your favorite books Moonless (Maiden of Time Book 1) by Crystal Collier, The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, (and my …

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Apr 27 2019

Xenophobia Triggers #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for xenophobia Fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign. There are many people who are triggered by reading something like that. (Triggered is when someone feels hurt, offended, upset, or like …

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Apr 26 2019

We Need Diverse Books #WeNeedDiverseBooks #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an Author

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for We Need Diverse Books Is the book your reviewing diverse? Are there diverse main characters? Does the author mention having a diverse identity? Diverse: “The diverse book movement recognizes all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, …

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Apr 25 2019

Visual Appeal #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for Visual appeal Is it a good cover? Does it have visual appeal? Does it match the story or contents? This is your chance to remark on the work of an artist. Authors, as you probably know, do not …

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Apr 24 2019

Universal Life Lessons #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author

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Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for Universal life lessons Did the author convey the theme well enough that you got the overall purpose of the book? Themes are universal life lessons. Authors are expected to notice themes. For non-fiction or reference, did the book …

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Apr 23 2019

Typical #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for Typical Is the book you’re reviewing the typical genre you usually read? If you aren’t sure, you can check what categories the book is in and determine if you’ve read any other books listed there. Is this the …

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Apr 22 2019

Skeptical #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author and Sweet Blog All About It

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for skeptical and sweet Today’s post will discuss one reason why a less-than-five-stars review isn’t the worst thing. (Next week, for Z, there will be a post about 1 and 2 stars reviews.) What if disliking a book is …

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