Category: Random Fun

Aug 26 2015

Winner! And a Tweet

🙂 @BemusedBookworm won the giveaway on my blog! — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) August 26, 2015 @JLenniDorner You're a gem!!! Thanks for including TMIL in your list with such awesome books! — MaryElizabeth Summer (@mesummerbooks) August 25, 2015 TMIL= Trust Me, I’m Lying

Aug 21 2015

#boutofbooks 14 Day 5 is on My Birthday

Welcome! Come on in. Would you like a slice of cake? Red Velvet, White cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing, or Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with strawberries? Today’s #BoutOfBooks challenge is on the blog of Blue Books and Butterflies. Pick two characters from two different books who will be great together in a romantic relationship. …

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Aug 21 2015

My #WEPFF Spectacular Settings hosted by @DeniseCCovey and @YolandaRenee Entry #fantasy writing

The first task is to share a setting that stopped my heart. This song feels like a poem set to music, and is partly about a setting: This speaks to me because it is so vivid. I feel like I’m there, in Australia, seeing what he sees. The second task option is to share a …

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Aug 20 2015

#BoutofBooks 14 #4SeasonsBookCovers by @kimberlyreads and a quote on #reviews by @Trans1110 #TeamTrans1110

The 2 most important words to use in an online review especially a negative 1 are "My Opinion" Be truthful & avoid lawsuits! #TeamTrans1110 — #TeamTrans1110 344K (@Trans1110) August 18, 2015 This is my entry for the Four Seasons in Book Covers Challenge. Details are at the blog of Kimberly Faye Reads. I’ve been a …

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Aug 19 2015

#boutofbooks 14 MASH #bookreview #writetip and #query update with thanks to @NaomiLHughes

QUERY UPDATE! Thanks to Naomi Hughes @NaomiLHughes, I have a new and (fingers crossed) awesome query letter. Here’s the main part: Thoughts? DAY 3 Here’s my MASH for the Rocky Top Real Talk #boutofbooks challenge. I looked for an online version of the game. Sadly, the categories were not customizable. (If someone finds one that …

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Aug 17 2015

#FictionalWorldTravel #BoutofBooks 14

Today’s challenge is from Between Library Shelves. List 3 to 6 books of fiction that take place in countries other than the one you currently reside in. List the books of choice and display them how you wish. BE CREATIVE! Use the hashtag #FictionalWorldTravel From my Goodreads to-read shelf. Eat My Globe: One Year to …

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Aug 15 2015

Goals for #BoutofBooks 14

Goal Template Time Devoted to Reading: I will be reading all week. My Goals I intend to finish two books that I started reading already. I will to read at least one book on the craft of writing. I hope to read one book aimed to improve health. I desire to read a fantasy book. …

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Jun 22 2015

171 entered, 40 made it, and 10 now face off! #WRiTECLUB2015 Reminder to #read and #vote

“Over the past five weeks forty writers have stepped into the WRiTE CLUB ring and twenty emerged victorious.” It’s down to the elimination rounds. Your votes matter. (This is NOT a self-promotion or promotion on behalf of anyone. I am recommending visiting the site simply because it’s fun to read the stories and decide which …

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Apr 26 2015

Portrait of a Lone Wolf by @Katalina_Leon #Book Tour #BookReview #FirstReads #NewToYouRC

Book Info   Series: Black Hills Wolves Book: Portrait of a Lone Wolf, Novella, #7 Publisher: Decadent   Book Blurb   A mixed-blood Native American wolf-shifter, abandoned by a teenage mother and ignored by an absentee father, Rio Waya has never fit in or felt worthy of love. But when he comes home to the …

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Apr 12 2015

Giveaway and Hunt for Valamon by DK Mok interview book blog tour

What a fantastic, colorful, and eye-catching cover that is! “When Crown Prince Valamon is impossibly taken from the heart of Algaris Castle, the only clue as to motive or culprit is the use of unknown sorcery. Reclusive cleric Seris is happily tending to his book-infested temple until he finds himself drafted–for political reasons–to the rescue …

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Jan 10 2015

2015 Reading Challenge: #FirstReads

2015 Reading Challenge: #FirstReads   I was invited to join this through a friend on Goodreads.     Challenge Level: Lover     : Choose to read 26 – 50 New Authors   This is a list of authors I have not read before, but am planning to read this year.   J. Lenni’s reading-challenge-firstreads book …

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Jan 01 2015

Happy New Year 2015 with three Fortunes for Writers

All three of these fortunes can be applies to writers. The books that make it are the ones that dare to be different in some way, even though they’re the same basic “person versus” initial concept as every other story every told. It’s the DIFFERENT that matters. The fire of enthusiasm is the only way …

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Dec 31 2014

How My Blog Was Found in 2014

Dec 09 2014

Books are as Good as Chicken Soup

I’ve been mostly away from my computer for the last few day. A bit under the weather. But my postal carrier cheered me up today, bringing gifts from that magical place called Amazon.  

Dec 03 2014

An @OpAwesome6 Author Bio Mad Libs

  J Lenni Dorner is a fantasy author who has written about everything from glottis to pliable menus and has won a Oscar for his/her nonfiction book, “The Woodworker’s Guide to Wrapping.” S/He lives in Maine with his/her family and 237 brittle lions. S/He is a psychology graduate of AFX and has enjoyed laughing in …

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Nov 12 2014

Random Post for Fantasy Books with Dragons and Swords that Goth Readers May Like and a Hint of Vanilla

The 12 Greatest Fantasy Books Of The Year   ^ That’s a fantastic list to check out. ^   Where might my own current NaNoWriMo project land on this?   The Dagger in the Darkrise, by J Lenni Dorner     Why it made the list (or might someday) : It starts out with the main …

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Nov 05 2014

Character name puns #writetip

Have you ever encountered character names that were so clichĂ© it disturbed you? I don’t mean just obvious ones, like a villain named Mr. Bad, but ones that are puns. Sir Snarls, Featherbeard the Flighty, Tim Burr, or Mort U. Airy for example. It seems rational to believe that the writer was feeling lazy. “Forget …

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Aug 03 2014

Sunday Seven- Special Delivery Pizza Edition part 2

A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday. What can you add? My lovely assistant has taken over this Sunday Seven post. She was in Chicago at Gino’s East, where everyone signs the walls, tables, and anything else in reach. Being the loyal and lovely assistant that she is, a shout-out of …

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Jul 31 2014

August 2014 goals

August 2014 goals Another month has gone by already. I lost the last two weeks of July due to an unexpected life detour. Nevertheless, it is time to have a look at how I did with my goals:   Here’s my current goals and review of goals from the past:   The BIG MAIN GOAL: …

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Jul 27 2014

Sunday Seven- Special Delivery Pizza Edition part 1

A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday. What can you add? My lovely assistant has taken over this Sunday Seven post. She was in Chicago at Gino’s East, where everyone signs the walls, tables, and anything else in reach. Being the loyal and lovely assistant that she is, a shout-out of …

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