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 03 2019

#IWSG Wish for Help Writing a Scene

If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? (Existence series book two) The first kiss of two certain characters. Because it isn’t just a kiss and they aren’t human. So I need to emphasize the importance of what’s actually happening while also …

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Apr 03 2019

Cover to cover #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author

Book Photo by Anastasia Zhenina on Unsplash

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner C is for — Cover to cover “I read this book cover to cover because ___.” That’s what people really want to know when they read a book review. (And if you didn’t finish it, they want to know why …

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Apr 02 2019

Beneficial #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner B is for — Beneficial or detrimental to society? When reviewing a non-fiction or reference book, determine if the book is beneficial or detrimental to society and in what way. I hope that Writing Book Reviews As An Author is …

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Mar 31 2019

#BookReview Masquerade: Oddly Suited #IWSG Anthology

Masquerade: Oddly Suited #IWSG Anthology 2019 by L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, Deborah Solice, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Chelsea Marie Ballard, Anstice Brown #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic #DebutAuthor (there are two first-time authors), Author I Haven’t Previously Read I enjoyed reading the ARC copy of Masquerade: Oddly Suited I was given in exchange for …

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Mar 31 2019

Acknowledgments #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author

Writing Book Reviews As An Author B&N Nook

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner A is for — Acknowledgments The idea for Writing Book Reviews As An Author started when someone asked me to write a guest article for their newsletter. “Something 500 to 700 words.” An hour later, I had over a thousand …

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Mar 31 2019

Sunday Stealing Deep Political and Humanitarian Questions

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. 1. If you had to teach something, what would you teach? I don’t want to be that guy, but I just published a reference book, which is honestly my way of actually teaching, so I mean, how can I not answer with this? Right?!? So… SHAMELESS …

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Mar 30 2019

1000 POSTS Giveaway CLOSED

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1000 posts! That’s a huge milestone in blogging. And that’s just my own blog. Just me bringing all of this to you. (For comparison, the #AtoZchallenge also hit 1000 posts this month, but that’s a whole team of bloggers.) Funny thing about reaching a milestone… makes me just want to hit another… That’s where you …

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Mar 29 2019

Goals Out Like a Lamb #GotGoalsBlogHop

@JLenniDorner spreadsheet

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop So much happened this month in my life. It was crazy busy around here for a while. But I’m staying on track with my goals. And I’m ready to face the madness that is April. My book has been released! Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SdMsE8 Writing Book Reviews As An Authorby @JLenniDorner NOOK Book @BNBuzz Get …

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Mar 29 2019

LUCK The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

I promise you, a lot of it is luck. But you make your own luck by working really hard and trying lots and lots of things. #quote Kevin Systrom Pinterest co-founder

Blog All About It In my “good luck” category, three copies of my new book sold during the pre-sale. Writing Book Reviews As An Authorby @JLenniDorner NOOK Book @BNBuzz Get your copy TODAY!https://t.co/zdC8xYilhN pic.twitter.com/NOFmZKAcwa — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) March 28, 2019 In my “bad luck” category, BookBub sent me this email: Our team reviews …

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Mar 28 2019

They Called Me Wyatt by @NatashaTynes #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic #DebutAuthor #BookReview

They Called Me Wyatt by Natasha Tynes #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic #DebutAuthor #BookReview Author I Haven’t Previously Read, Debut Book, MC returns to hometown Trope, Speculative Fiction book, Diverse book Expected publication: June 11 2019 by Rare Bird Books I received an unedited ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. Siwar is a Christian …

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Mar 26 2019

Masquerade: Oddly Suited #Giveaway and #BookTour of the #IWSG Anthology #GuestPost by Angela Brown

Angela

Masquerade: Oddly Suited (link) is an anthology of diverse genres. There’s a bit of science fiction, some fantasy, contemporary, and more. At its heart is the theme of “YA Romance.” For my story, A Diver’s Ball, I wondered what music could serve as a backdrop to the story, say…if it were ever made into a …

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Mar 24 2019

Sunday Stealing Thought Provoking Questions

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. 1. When was the last time you tried something new? Snookums made me a tasty treat not long ago. I don’t recall what it was, but some new food creation I never had before. Noodles, pine nuts, rabbit, tomatoes, some other stuff. I don’t know. It …

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Mar 17 2019

Sunday Stealing from the Cookie Jar

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Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. 1. Do you eat Oreos? Sure. 2. If you eat Oreos, which are your favorite – original, double stuff, golden original, golden double stuff, Oreo brownies, Oreo ice cream? I’m convinced that “double stuff” is the same size as the actual “original” from the 90’s. I …

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Mar 16 2019

April Blogging from A to Z #AtoZchallenge THEME REVEAL #Books

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner Excerpts from and discussions about my latest book will be presented, alphabetically, on this blog this April. If you have an interest in writing book reviews, and/or if you’re an author, don’t miss these posts! Can’t wait? Find the book: …

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Mar 10 2019

Sunday Stealing Queen Songs #music #questions

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. Bohemian Rhapsody – What matters to you more than anything in the world? Love Don’t Stop Me Now – What makes you feel unstoppable? Appreciation Another One Bites The Dust – What one thing would you wipe off the face of the earth? Those who do …

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Mar 06 2019

#IWSG Protagonist or Antagonist

March 6 question – Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why? I mostly write from who I think of as the protagonist. We say hero and villain, but really it’s just a big goal versus an opposite big goal. P wants to save the …

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Mar 03 2019

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. 1. I wish I had enough money to start my own literary house of agents, editors, lawyers, and publishing and promotions. 2. If you had to enter a competition for the “Most Uselessly Unique Talent,” what would your talent be? I have some talents that aren’t …

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Feb 28 2019

Signed Up for the April Blogging #AtoZchallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary

April Blogging Challenge I know my ABC’s! This blog is signed up and ready to prove that I can blog alphabetically for the month of April. a-to-zchallenge Join me for the best blog hop on the Internet!

Feb 28 2019

Sapo Saga #AtoZChallenge Book Review, Tour, and Blog Hop #YA #SciFi #SpecFic

First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! Welcome back! It’s the last day of this great event. The final author I’m featuring is: Tony Laplume We’re talking about the book Sapo Saga . First up, my review: #DebutAuthor #BeatTheBacklist #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic Author I Haven’t Previously Read A to Z Challenge book I swear …

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Feb 27 2019

Twisted Tales #AtoZChallenge Book Review, Tour, and Blog Hop #Horror

First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! Welcome back! It’s day eighteen of this great event. This blog will have reviews and tour stops on February 4, 8, 18, 19, 21, 27, and 28. Today I’m featuring fellow author: Deborah A Stansil We’re talking about the book Twisted Tales. First up, my review: …

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