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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Jun 02 2019

Sunday Stealing Movie Questions

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. What was your first movie-going experience without your parents? All of them. But anyway, it was in seventh grade. The Addams Family. Do you still buy DVDs or Blu Rays (or do you just stream them)? Streaming. What is your guilty pleasure movie? What about it …

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May 31 2019

Marvelous month of May Goals

May 2019 spreadsheet goals

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop Pretty good month. The goal-oriented book I read has me altering some of my goals. SPREADSHEET CHECK-IN My lovely A to Z cohost, J R Vincente, made a spreadsheet to track progress for the year. I’m counting blogging as “social media.” MAIN LIFE GOALS: Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction) Survive at …

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May 31 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 5 (Final)

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I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. Learning from my past: 1- What happened the last time I attempted a goal like this? 2- Who did I involve last time? 3- How …

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May 30 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 4

three potatoes sorry for the long post potato image line break

I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. My secret rules: (To idenitfy, destory, and replace.) 1- Do I even like this goal? 2- What’s my real goal? 3- Does the method I’m …

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May 29 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 3

I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. Chapter 5. Hiding places let you get your perfectionism fix while avoiding your goal. Oh, that’s me playing a video game. Even an easy phone …

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May 28 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 2 and Blog All About It Bloom

orange flower

I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from the book. I’m also working in my Blog All About It – May prompt of Bloom in here. ACTIONS from Chapter 3 1- A list of 3 …

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May 27 2019

Giving Myself the Gift of Done Part 1

@JLenniDorner Grit score

I read Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. It was on sale and I had a book credit, so why not? You know what? It was amazing! It really spoke to my kind of thinking. My review is a different post. I’m going over the notes here, doing the actions from …

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May 19 2019

Exquisite #boutofbooks 25 Readathon and #BookReview

Bout of Books 25 Today’s challenge: Stretch Goal It’s the last day of the readathon, so today’s challenge is to take a look at the goals you set for the week To meet my #boutofbooks 25 goals of reading and reviewing 4 books, I have to finish reading and then review ONE more book in …

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May 19 2019

Sunday Stealing Word Association

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. I say … and you think … ? Hurry! :: Slow it down. Dumb :: Well that’s rude. Fudge :: Delicious. Sturdy :: Table. Printing :: Press. Itch :: Redness. Creaks :: Creeks. Paste :: Glue that’s from chemicals or natural stuff? Waste of time :: …

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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

Let the potato rest

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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