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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May 14 2012

Writing Prompt- Water

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 http://oneminutewriter.blogspot.com/ prompt Writing Prompt: Water What is the greatest use for water (other than as a beverage, on its own)?   (The following is written from the point of view of Xavier, a fictional character from the Existence series.)               Xavier glanced at the writing prompt on the screen and …

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May 13 2012

The Ecstasy of a Storm

From writing prompt: http://susanwrites.livejournal.com/96650.html   (The following is about a character in the Existence series who was not introduced in book one.)               Unparalleled radiance illuminated from her body as she waited on the grassy patch atop her favorite hill nearest to her warm little cottage home. She took a deep cleansing breath to …

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May 12 2012

Perfect Iced Coffee blog review and coupon

I don’t know if depending on coffee is right or wrong. Every writer seems to have their vice though, and I suppose that this one is mine. Actually, I’m not dependent upon it; I just get a deep enjoyment from a great cup. As such, I was surprised to discover an iced coffee in a …

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May 11 2012

Heath’s Dream Home -Existence Series Character

From writing prompt: http://susanwrites.livejournal.com/255144.html                 Cool stone met Heath’s bare feet as he rolled out of the massive oversized plush bed. He walked over to the fireplace. His toes curled on the soft throw rug as he threw another log into the low flames of the tiring fire. He glanced to his bedroom …

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May 10 2012

Writing Prompt: Health care

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 http://oneminutewriter.blogspot.com/ prompt Today’s Writing Prompt: Health care Write about one change that would improve your country’s health care system.     The change I would make would not be an easy one. My change would be to make a system. People talk about the system being broken, but what system is …

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May 09 2012

Fiction: Belt

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 http://oneminutewriter.blogspot.com/ prompt  Friday Fiction: Belt Write a brief bit of fiction using the prompt “Belt.”     His fingers moved to his belt buckle. He caressed the cool metal three times, enjoying watching her eyes as they locked on to his fingers. He gave the leather a small tug, releasing it from …

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May 08 2012

Writing Prompt: Secret

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 http://oneminutewriter.blogspot.com/ prompt  Writing Prompt: Secret Tell us a secret.     Here’s a secret. A few years back there was an email forward, or Myspace mail forward, whatever it was- that had a list of secrets. I copied it and kept it. Every now and then I use one of the secrets …

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May 07 2012

Friday Fiction: Kiss

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 http://oneminutewriter.blogspot.com/ prompt Friday Fiction: Kiss Write a brief bit of fiction using the prompt “Kiss.”               He sat at the bar watching as she twirled on the dance floor. That sparkling red dress of hers had the most daring slits he had ever seen. Mark had told him that the …

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May 07 2012

Reflections and Evaluations – A to Z challenge 2012

1- The widget needs to reappear next year!             1b- However right or wrong, I generally spent less than 10 seconds on a blog where the latest post was a letter from several days ago. I know that not everyone can keep up. That life can get in the way. But there were so many people …

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May 06 2012

Friday Fiction: Vine

I found this great site: http://oneminutewriter.blogspot.com/ I decided to try a few of the prompts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012 Friday Fiction: Vine Write a brief bit of fiction using the prompt “Vine.”                 The hog pulled up in front of the biker bar. The rider was shorter than the other men who …

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May 06 2012

A comparison

            The April 20/27, 2012 Issue #1203/1204 of Entertainment Weekly has, on page 90, an interview with Nicholas Sparks where they asked him about his five favorite romance movies. I thought it might be fun to compare his thoughts on these films with how my own characters and storylines from the Existence …

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May 04 2012

Forbes Fictional 15

            So I saw this article about the Forbes Fictional 15 richest characters. Naturally I thought about my own characters and where they would fall onto this list. In the first book (Fractions of Existence) it becomes clear that Xavier is “”rolling in it.””  In later books it will become clear …

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May 01 2012

Why I blog

http://blog.thepriyas.com/2012/03/30/blogging-getting-started.aspx I recently read this and found it to be absolutely worthwhile. I am going to take a moment here to jot down my thoughts.   Be clear about what it is you want in return, and write it (all) down.   1- I want to connect with new readers/ fans. 2- I want to …

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Apr 30 2012

Z is for Zamboni

            I have driven quite a variety of vehicles in my life, from cars to forklifts, but one thing that I have not had the pleasure of driving yet is a Zamboni. There are a great many gears to get to know, because the function of this vehicle is not to …

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Apr 30 2012

Z is for Renzo Zimmerman (Existence series character)

            The party died down. Navel officers and their spouses bid Renzo adieu. The Senator and his cheery blonde date polished off their drinks before heading out. Renzo lingered in the ballroom, picking up bits of litter. It wasn’t his job to clean this place, but then again, it wasn’t his …

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Apr 28 2012

Y is for Yo-yo

           When I was a child, I had an uncle with a sizable yo-yo collection. He enjoyed doing yo-yo tricks and taught me a few of them. What I would not find out for several years was the reason that his tricks worked on his yo-yos but not on the very …

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Apr 28 2012

Y is for Yule (Existence series character)

            Fantastic. I left a beautiful five star hotel with a delicious masseur to stay in a box. Xavier is seriously going to owe me for this. So is she, once she gets her memory back.             She looks so sad. It’s hard to not be able to reveal the answers …

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Apr 28 2012

X is for Xenophobia

            Contemplate with me if you will what it was like to board a ship to cross the ocean with the intention to relocate to a land that no one you knew or had heard of had ever explored before. Now imagine that you get to this new land and discover …

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Apr 27 2012

X is for Candra Xanthos

This post isn’t one that all readers will understand. In the story, Xavier meets Gwendolyn in an online roleplaying game. The following is what her character sheet would look like. (Click here for his!)

Apr 26 2012

W is for What…

“What” questions with one word answers:   What do you get every time you go into Wal-mart?             Thirsty What do you see yourself doing in five years from now?             Writing What would you consider to be the most important aspects of this job?             Creativity What sound do you love?             Surf What’s …

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