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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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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Apr 21 2019

Happy Easter Sunday Stealing

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For those who celebrate it, happy Easter. For those who enjoy reading Easter essays from the point of view of fictional characters: Gwendolyn’s Easter Essay Xavier’s Easter Essay You can find the characters here: Sunday Stealing is a blog hop I joined earlier this year. Weekly questions to get to know each other. Fun times! …

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Apr 20 2019

Recommend #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 Recommend Would you recommend the book, and why or why not? Who, or what groups, do you think might enjoy it, or should avoid it? Do you know who the book was written for, who the original target …

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Apr 19 2019

Quote #AtoZChallenge Writing #BookReviews as an #Author and #IndieAuthor

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Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for Quote Is there a short quote, excerpt, or passage you especially enjoyed? Or one you especially hated? Copyright laws have a gray area on how much you can include in a review. The current rule of thumb is …

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Apr 18 2019

Propagate #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 Propagate Propagate! Meaning to wildly spread and promote the review you write! Don’t hide your thoughts in the shadows. Be proud that you are literate, that you were able to read and comprehend a book well enough to …

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Apr 17 2019

Occurrences #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author and #WEPFF Jewel Box

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for Occurrences What occurrences caused you to read this book? Did something, or someone, specific motivate you? Perhaps you read a blog post, a book review, or were told about it by a friend. How did you get a …

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Apr 16 2019

Needs Editing #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 needs editing Was the editing done well? If not, provide up to a dozen examples of failure types, mentioning the locations in the book. There are three good reasons to include editing information in a review. Readers want …

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Apr 15 2019

Might also like #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 Might also like There are some books you might recommend to others. This doesn’t mean you should put in a review, “If you like Twilight, read the Vampire Diaries!” Instead, try to phrase it like, “if you enjoy …

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Apr 14 2019

Filling In Blanks for Sunday Stealing * #AtoZChallenge #WRiTECLUBDFW Equity and Giveaway

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Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. It’s always nice when there’s fresh coffee when you need it. Oh, that winning story is mine. It’s a sure sign of a good day when someone says something nice about your hard work. Are we having an attack by spammers again??!. My heart soared when …

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Apr 12 2019

Knockout Plot #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 Knockout plot! The plot is the cause and effect of the story. Because “A” happened, “B” happens and “C” might happen, and then “D” becomes an available choice. Did the book have that sort of natural plot flow? …

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Apr 11 2019

Jubilant #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author #BonusContent

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Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for jubilant Did your own life or mood impact how you feel about a book you’re reviewing? This is touched on briefly in the book. This post is more detailed. BONUS content! Sometimes when reviewing, if the reviewer is …

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