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 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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Apr 10 2019

Identify Genre #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 identify genre. Has the book’s genre been properly identified? (IMPORTANT NOTE: This is largely beyond the control of the author. While incorrect category listings should be identified and mentioned, it would be improper to deduct “star” ratings for …

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Apr 09 2019

Hindrance #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 Hindrance Did the important characters all have goals, something they worked toward or that gave them purpose during the story? Was it easy to tell what it was that the protagonist and antagonist wanted most, the obstacles between …

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Apr 08 2019

Genre #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 genre. Irresistible interest within a genre is about what you, and fans of the genre, enjoy. Think about a genre. Consider what makes a book fit into that genre. Look at the books with the most reviews in …

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Apr 07 2019

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing Questions to get to know each other. 1. If you could build a second house anywhere, where would it be? Another world with “teleportation” type travel to and from. 2. What are your favorite articles of clothing? Ones I’ve made. My deerskin pants are pretty comfortable. 3. The last CD you bought or …

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Apr 06 2019

Fundamentals #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 Fundamentals If you referenced the book title and author’s name in your review, did you spell them correctly? Do not assume the gender of the author. If the person didn’t use a pronoun in the “about the author” …

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Apr 05 2019

Earn Stars #AtoZChallenge #Writing #BookReviews as an #Author

Writing Book Reviews As An Author Inspiration To Make It Easier By: J Lenni Dorner is for Earn Stars Some reviewers believe a book must “earn” stars. Others believe all books start off with five-stars, and they deduct as they find flaws. For some reviewers, all books start with no stars. They earn the stars …

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Apr 04 2019

Devotee #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 D is for — Devotee Are you a devotee, supporter, shipper, or fan for any authors? The big-name best-sellers get a lot of support from fans. That’s great! But did you know that lesser-known writers become big-name best-sellers if enough …

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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

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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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