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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Aug 04 2012

5 Writing Tips from Kristen Lamb

Today I came across a fine blog by the author Kristen Lamb. The post I read was about 5 common writing blunders. I have read a great many books, blogs, web-sites, and posts about writing topics, and even taken a few classes. This post, however, listed a few tips that I had not come across …

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Jul 31 2012

A Hero – Just for Fun

I have taken part in the hero blog hop as a reader only. (I missed the deadline to join in!) However, the more I read, the more my characters (especially Heath) are demanding that I write a hero post for them. So here it is! (Now maybe a writer can get some peace and quiet …

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Jul 30 2012

Armor (Friday Fiction: One Minute Writer)

(Written from the point of view of a character in my Existence series.)               You want to know about armor? I’m the master. I have worn every type of armor ever conceived. The purpose of armor is to keep one from getting hurt.             Maybe that’s why armor went out of fashion. There’s no …

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Jul 27 2012

A delicious appetizer

Jul 20 2012

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Jul 19 2012

A to Z whoops…

There is a fantastic gift from the April A to Z blog challenge. It’s a clickable thing that allows one to randomly skip from blog to blog. I used it myself for a while. I discovered wonderful new friends this way. There’s also a share button here on my blog, under each post. This allows …

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Jul 18 2012

A Kindness for Writers

This was posted by my fellow writer, Elizabeth Marx.  Besides sending us a personal note about how our book touched you, the nicest thing you can do for an author is write us a review. Many people have no idea how to do this, myself included. I’ve been a booklover my entire life, but I …

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Jul 11 2012

Liebster Blog Award

My deepest and most sincere thanks to @nicolehill17 from http://nicolefaithhill.blogspot.com for the gift of this award.  The rules are:    1. Thank and link back to the person who presented you with the award. Add the award logo to your blog.   2. Answer the eleven questions posted for the nominees.   3. Share eleven random facts about …

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Jul 10 2012

I write like…

A link to this site was posted on Facebook. Curious, I gave it a whirl: I write like James Joyce I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing! Then I put in Xavier’s Easter Essay. I write like Dan Brown I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing! I suppose that …

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Jul 10 2012

Excitement!

Great things are happening. The Liebster Award has been given to this blog. Watch out for upcoming posts about that!  There are some new additions to the sidebar widgets. Please take a look at the Authors.com one and the blogaholic network one. Visit Authors.com

Jul 07 2012

How Bob Fed His Family for Free for a Year

            Bob opened the box of heavy weight paper which had mysteriously vanished from the supply closet of his employer. He put the sheets into the used printer he had acquired from a neighbor (who had been given a shiny new ink jet with all the bells and whistles for Christmas …

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Jul 04 2012

For the Want of a Name

            “Hi. What’s your name?” I asked the woman.             “Why do you need to know that? I am here! You have been graced with my presence. There are people that already know my name. I would tell you how many, but it would shock you. I do not have to …

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Jun 30 2012

Nursery Rhyme Poem Redo

Sugar and spice, And your every vice; That’s what Jezebel is made of.   A frog or a snail, A beast with a tail; Yeah, that’s Caleb alright.   ~~~~ Original:   What are little boys made of?  Frogs and snails,  And puppy-dogs’ tails;  That’s what little boys are made of.  What are little girls …

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Jun 29 2012

Part 4 of the Interviewed by My Characters series

Part 4 of the Interviewed by My Characters series   (For a full explanation of what’s going on here, please scroll or use the categories feature to get to the first interview.) Thank you @Melissa_Foster for the #LedByMyCharacters inspiration.   Anonymous enters. She has a way of putting me at ease. If anyone might speak …

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Jun 27 2012

Pic quote

Thank you Margaret Gladue for sharing this one!

Jun 26 2012

Part 3 of the Interviewed by My Characters series

Part 3 of the Interviewed by My Characters series   (For a full explanation of what’s going on here, please scroll or use the categories feature to get to the first interview.) Thank you @Melissa_Foster for the #LedByMyCharacters inspiration.   Xavier flashes one of his smiles as he sits down across from me. Xavier: Open …

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Jun 25 2012

Funny Pic

Pic tribute to Wend and Tred. My thanks to Sandy Shelonchik & Gary Owain Jones

Jun 24 2012

One Minute for Teeth

One Minute for Teeth               Crunch, scrape, plink, plink, and swoosh. Davis listened as his rake moved back and forth over the freshly fallen autumn leaves. He was glad that the forecast had been wrong last night about the predicted rain. Wet leaves would be gloppy. The teeth of his rake had no desire …

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Jun 23 2012

Part 2 of the Interviewed by My Characters series

Part 2 of the Interviewed by My Characters series   (For a full explanation of what’s going on here, please scroll or use the categories feature to get to the first interview.) Thank you @Melissa_Foster for the #LedByMyCharacters inspiration.     Gwendolyn sits with her pen poised over a notebook, trying to look professional and …

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Jun 21 2012

Part 1 of the Interviewed by My Characters series

Part 1 of the Interviewed by My Characters series   @Melissa_Foster One of my characters just surprised the hell out of me. I said, outloud, “Really? OMG, REALLY!?!” My son’s response, “Mom, you do know that you decide what they say and do, right?” If only he knew the truth. #LedByMyCharacters -June 14, 2012   …

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