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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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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Jun 19 2012

Inspired answer

The pic below was found on Facebook. I am sharing it here as #4 inspired me. Fractions of Existence Once upon a time there was a man. Every day he would hope to find his love, as she was missing. One day he felt certain that he had found her! Because of that he believed …

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Jun 08 2012

Quick Pic

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook. I would like to add to it: “And twice during that movie, someone said to Suit Up. Your Uncle Barney was so proud.”

May 29 2012

To explain my sudden silence

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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