J Dorner

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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Jul 08 2018

Day Eight of #NaNoProMo is About Book Marketing Tips and Ideas

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease I’m not really sure who to ask for what. How about this… I’m looking for fellow bloggers who are interested in featuring an author who – has a New Adult book out – …

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Jul 07 2018

Day Seven of #NaNoProMo is About Social Media

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! I think I’ll do my responses using bulletpoints. The only social media sites that I don’t “get” are G+ and Tumblr. I feel like there should be a “how to” video out there that better explains them, like ways …

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Jul 06 2018

Day Six of #NaNoProMo and Book Tag: How Do You Organize Your Reading Life

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! Day Six was a recap and winner announcment day. readathomemom.com/2018/05/book-tag-how-do-you-organize-your.html Thanks to the Blog All About it Challenge, I came across this post. I needed something more for today, and this suits that need. Enjoy! How many books do …

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Jul 05 2018

Day Five of #NaNoProMo is About Books

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! The day five post suggested some books to read about marketing. I added to my TBR pile. What’s your favorite book marketing book?

Jul 04 2018

Day Four of #NaNoProMo is About the Quadrant Method

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! Day four suggests filling this out. Which is great, except I’m doing NaNoProMo largely because I don’t have any ideas I haven’t tried and/ or feel I could do. Thus, I’m not sure what to put here. Today is …

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Jul 04 2018

IWSG July 2018 Goal Question

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Insecure Writers Support Group What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)? I’ve been taking part in a monthly goal blog hop, which posts on the last Friday of every month, since Feb 28, 2014. Thanks to that, I can answer this question in a fairly organized …

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Jul 03 2018

Day Three of #NaNoProMo is About Fun Details and Quotes

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! It was a fun read, completely outside of my book. These details weren’t mentioned in this paranormal romance book, but they served to elaborate on the setting and give some “behind the scenes” details to my readers. That quote …

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Jul 02 2018

Day Two of #NaNoProMo is About Media Appearances

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! Schedule a Blog Tour & Book Blast Book Ongoing Blog and Podcast Appearances Pitch to Traditional Media Outlets I had two book blog tours in April and May. I “appear” on the Operation Awesome blog and the #AtoZchallenge blog. …

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Jul 01 2018

Day One of #NaNoProMo is About a Novel Reader

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! To come up with a reader avatar, you’re going to think about the person who picks up your book and is going to LOVE IT. What kind of professions are they likely to have? Again, doesn’t mean they are …

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Jun 30 2018

June Goals Include Roaring Loud to #KeepFamiliesTogether

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com There are things going on in America that have taken my time and attention from other goals. As some of you know, I was taken from my birth parents when I was a child. It wasn’t by the government, but that doesn’t keep me from sympathizing. And no, I don’t have any living children, …

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Jun 10 2018

Surviving Thesaurus Suggestions with Humor

http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/survivor Having a rough day? Feeling poorly? Remember that the opposite of being a survivor is being a main meal. That’s something I never thought about before. Perhaps the thesaurus thinks highly of the role insects play in body decomposition. Also, remember that another word for being a survivor is “survivor”… which doesn’t make a …

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May 26 2018

May Goals Organize

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com I fell so far behind that I didn’t even publish my goal post at the end of April. And this one is a day late. I also have my ORGANIZE post for Blog All About It smack in the middle of this. So break out the potato, because this is gonna be long. What …

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May 21 2018

Reviews #BoutOfBooks and #BlogTour #BookTour

I read three books during this read-a-thon. #boutofbooks #bob22igchallenge wrap-up = 3 books read King's Cage @victoriaaveyard V-card @aliciamichaelsauthor 500 low glycemic index recipes (Logue) A post shared by J Lenni Dorner (@jlennidorner) on May 21, 2018 at 9:02pm PDT King’s Cage #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic This book has important (though unnatural) weather, and therefore counts toward …

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May 13 2018

#AtoZChallenge 2018 Reflections and such

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Reflections I’m so grateful the 2018 blogging from A to Z Challenge happened. I’m thankful to have been such a huge part of it, taking on the role of team captain. Next year will be the TENTH ANNIVERSARY. That’s incredibly exciting. There were a …

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Apr 30 2018

Z #AtoZChallenge Zero #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “Attie, we have to go.” Jenesis holds my face in her hands. They’re slippery. “Your palms are sweating.” She gives me a sympathetic look. It’s not right; sympathy looks wrong on her. “It’s not sweat, is it?” Her thumbs rub my cheeks. She kisses …

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Apr 28 2018

Y #AtoZChallenge Yellow Blobs #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “Technically, she’s a widow. On her world, you and her four children all died. She practically jumped at the chance to be abducted. Phaeton isn’t a planet there. It’s an asteroid belt, not one more dot in the night sky. Granted, they lied to …

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Apr 27 2018

X #AtoZChallenge Ximena #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “I’m not fighting my own brother to the death! Jenesis, clothing.” I bark the order. As soon as her shaking fingers peel my uniform from my torso, I apologize to her. A small group of aliens walks in, hauling my victory table. They arrange …

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Apr 25 2018

W #AtoZChallenge Winner #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Samuel and I look at Quinn, who is curled up in Jenesis’s arms. “You can’t lose. I’ll offer to take your place in the next battle.” “And when Myndi makes that same offer over and over again? How long until I have to face …

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Apr 24 2018

V #AtoZChallenge Victorious #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I slam my fist against the wall. Stupid, soft wall. The collision makes no sound. None of my fury is exchanged for pain. Worthless room. “Attie?” Jenesis touches the back of my neck, stroking it softly. “You should ask to be alone. There will …

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Apr 23 2018

U #AtoZChallenge Uncle #Fiction #SFF Blog All About It Challenge – Art

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Jenesis and I pass the time by sparring. I hold back, at first, not wanting to hurt her. “Oww. Uncle!” “You said you are Quinn’s uncle. What does that mean?” Jenesis asks as she twists my arm. “Just… let go. You win. Are you …

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