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 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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Apr 26 2012

W is for William Warehime (Existence series character)

            When William first met Xavier’s sister Adrielle, she was dressed in black leather spiked boots that were laced up to her thighs, a tiny black leather skirt, and a low scooped purple top. She bore no resemblance to any upper crust socialite or noblewoman, not that he had met very …

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Apr 25 2012

V is for my Values

Loyalty: You value loyalty highly. You’re completely devoted to your friends and family. Even if they totally screw up, you’re still there for them. Just make sure they’re equally loyal to you! Generosity: You value generosity a fair amount. You are all about giving, as long as there’s some give and take. Supportive and kind, …

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Apr 25 2012

V is for Granny Vine (Existence series character)

            It was mid-March, 1944. Though I had just turned 21, I had already been married for five years. (Back then, if a boy got a girl “into trouble,” marriage was the only real option.) My mother was watching our son so that Frank and I could spend the evening together …

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Apr 24 2012

U is for The Last Unicorn

            My favorite children’s movie is The Last Unicorn. I watched it so much that the tape wore thin. (There was once a thing called the VCR, and it used videotapes, which wore out. They also required one to rewind the movie all the way back to the beginning before playing …

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Apr 24 2012

U is for Unless

This message brought to you by Jun of the Existence series.

Apr 24 2012

U is for Urania (Existence series character)

(The following phone call is mentioned in Fractions of Existence. This is how it seemed from the other end.)             What is that buzzing? Oh right, that’s my phone.             “Hello?”             “Good morning, Urania! I didn’t wake you, did I?”             “No, of course not.” Seriously, why would I be …

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Apr 23 2012

T is for Two-thirty-seven

            In “The Shining,” Jack investigates Room 237 where he encounters the ghost of a dead woman. The house number was 237 in the film Saw II. The list of places that this number creeps up is astounding! Or is it as much of a crazy coincidence as the number 23 in the …

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Apr 23 2012

T is for Tirza (Existence series character)

            “Daddy, you sent for me?”             “Yes Tirza, come in. I am sorry that I missed your twenty-second birthday celebration. Did you have a nice time?” Mr. Higbee asked as he pulled a chair out for his daughter in front of his large oak desk.             “It was wonderful, thank …

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Apr 22 2012

Earth Day thoughts from Heath (Existence series character)

Earth Day thoughts from Heath (fictional character of the Existence series)- http://www.earthday.org/             The Earth has been around longer than you have. It sustains you. It keeps you from becoming little tiny specs of nothingness that float around in the giant vacuum of space. The bottom line is that you need the …

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Apr 21 2012

S is for the Strangest (place you have ever brushed your teeth)

What is the strangest place that you have ever brushed your teeth?               The strangest place that I have ever brushed my teeth is in the backseat of a car two blocks away from where I was headed to meet a date. I used the free toothbrush and travel size toothpaste the dentist had …

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Apr 21 2012

S is for Sariah (Existence series character)

             Sariah Fowers was raised on a farm in Utah by her Mormon (FLDS) parents. She has six brothers (two older and four younger) and two older sisters. As a child she wished every night to have her very own dairy cow. When she became a teenager, she put away …

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Apr 20 2012

R is for Reading now

Fiction books I am presently reading / Where my book marks are:

Apr 20 2012

R is for Rhubarb (Existence series character)

            Rhubarb is the nickname of Wend’s sister Danielle’s husband, Hedwynn. The story of how he got this nickname goes back to their first meeting. Danielle and Hedwynn had both entered a “Better Breakfast Bakeoff” held at a local fair. Danielle felt certain that her Potato Egg Nest recipe would win, …

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Apr 19 2012

Q is for personality Quiz

  The Loyal Friend Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who’s extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get …

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Apr 19 2012

Q is for Devon Qwilleran (Existence series character)

25 All About Me Questions Survey   Name: – Devon Qwilleran Birthdate: – September 15 Birth country: – United States Current location: – Elizabeth, NJ Eye color: – Blue Hair color: – Dark Golden Brown Height: – 5’7″ Right handed or left? – Right Favorite food? – Lobster Bisque Favorite season? – Winter Your perfect …

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