J Lenni Dorner

Author's details

Name: J Dorner
Date registered: April 24, 2014

Biography

J Lenni Dorner is best known for the writer's reference book, "Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters," which is available on Amazon and Smashwords. In May 2016, J became a member of the Operation Awesome Team, and now runs the Debut Author Spotlight on Wednesdays. Blogging from A to Z #AtoZchallenge co-host as of 2017.

Latest posts

  1. Reunions Flash Fiction #WEPFF Stew In The Forest of No Trees — August 15, 2017
  2. Down the TBR Hole Week 9 — August 14, 2017
  3. Down the TBR Hole Week 8 — August 7, 2017
  4. Down the TBR Hole Week 7 — July 31, 2017
  5. Some sum-sum-summertime Goals — July 28, 2017

Author's posts listings

Jun 17 2017

Ask and Answer 2017

The game is a simple one. You ask me a question (normally a “get to know you” open question). Then you also answer that same question about yourself. I’ve already supplied the coffee cups! *Ends August 17, 2017

Jun 13 2017

Would You Rather – The Book Edition – Thanks to @deb_atwood

I was over at the peninherhand.com blog (who, you may recall, I tagged for the Mystery Blogger Award), and stumbled on a “would you rather” game. @deb_atwood wrote: Now I hereby tag … all my followers–yes, I mean you! Onto the 10 questions! WOULD YOU RATHER 1. READ ONLY TRILOGIES OR STANDALONES? I’m a fan …

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Jun 06 2017

Mystery Blogger Award Number Two

Deb nominated me as I was nominating her! Thanks for the recognition! There are rules to this award, of course… Rule 1: Put the award logo/image on your blog. Rule 2: List the rules. Rule 3: Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Deb of bunnyandthebloke.com. And second to:@petrichorclouds @ArleeBird @IsaLeeWolf …

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Jun 05 2017

Mid Year Check in #NewToMe2017 #SpecFic

What’s a #NewToMe2017 book? –First time reading an author –first book in a series –first book you’ve read from a series –first time trying a genre/subgenre –a debut book from an author (even if you’ve read them before) #NewToMe2017 Pick Your Genre Reading Challenge: My genre choice: Speculative Fiction #SpecFic The book just needs to …

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Jun 02 2017

Book Review of 47 Mind Hacks for Writers #NewToMe2017

47 Mind Hacks link

I read: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick #NewToMe2017 – I have not previously read this book or anything by these authors. There were parts of this book that interested me as a writer. It would certainly be more relevant for non-fiction than fiction, but it’s still useful either way. …

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Jun 01 2017

Author Procrastination

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Why am I procrastinating? That’s the subject of today’s exercise. What will happen when I complete my Fractions of Existence book? When there’s no more editing, reasonably speaking, to do? I will have to …

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May 31 2017

Ideal Reader

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. The task at hand is to identify my ideal reader. For the Existence series: 1- Someone who will buy, read, and review my books. (That was kind of obvious, wasn’t it?) 2- Someone who …

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May 30 2017

Genre For Book Marketing

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. For today’s excersise, I’m supposed to find some books in my market, guess what they’re about, and then write why my book is different. Fractions of Existence is an Urban Fantasy. Define= “Urban fantasy …

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May 29 2017

Using Character Archetypes

There’s a great blog post about Lesser Known Archetypes over at http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/05/three-more-lesser-known-archetypes/. I examed my Fractions of Existence book to see how I used these. The Penitent – “that character who’s seeking cleansing, forgiveness, and redemption from a dark past” In Fractions of Existence, that archetype is represented by Xavier. The trouble is, Xavier doesn’t …

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May 27 2017

My Bookish Bingo Spring 2017 Card

Bookish Bingo Spring 2017 Runaway by J.R. Vincente We Can Be Mended (Divergent #3.5) by Veronica Roth Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard Tender Wings of Desire by Colonel Sanders The Virgin Billionaire by Ryan Field Wider Still and Wider by Curtis Bausse

May 26 2017

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

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May 25 2017

Anti Inner Critic

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Note to my inner critic: A few people have disliked the opening of Fractions of Existence. (*Rather, they’ve disliked various openings, as no two people who disliked an opening read more than one.) BUT …

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May 24 2017

Trigger, Action, Reward, Investment in Writing

(If you took part in April, today is the day to stop over at the A to Z Challenge site. The survey results are in!) I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. To create my “pick up plan” I was supposed …

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May 23 2017

52 Weeks of Writing Goals

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. The next step is to break my goals down from the “end” to the next 52 weeks. Current Writing End Goals From the End Goals of an Author post. To consider the feedback of …

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May 22 2017

Can Fiction Create a Reason for More Peace and Less Violence

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. This is another goal setting exercise, but this time it seems to be to determine why a set goal is important. I’m going to start by working with a goal from my previous post. …

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May 20 2017

End Goals of an Author

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Map the end goal If writing a book is a journey, then it’s up to the writer to determine the destination, the point where the author considers it a success. “…end goal where you …

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May 19 2017

Book Opening Analysis

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. I’m going to analyze the style of writing from books I like. Since openings are what I struggle with the most, I’m going to focus there. Red Queen “I hate First Friday.” Right off …

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May 16 2017

Mystery Blogger Award

Janet left me a nomination in the comment of my May goals post. Thanks for the recognition! There are rules to this award, of course. Rule 1: Put the award logo/image on your blog. Rule 2: List the rules. Rule 3: Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Janet Miles of …

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May 15 2017

#BoutOfBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 8 wrap-up

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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May 14 2017

#BoutOfBooks 19 Read-a-Thon #RAT post 7 Book Review

I’m taking part in the Bout of Books 19 Read-a-thon number 19 from May 8 to 14. You may even find a challenge over there created by yours truly! (May 9) The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins …

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