Category: Random Thoughts and Opinions

Oct 11 2018

Feeling Support

In my Escape the Hate post, I discussed how I felt, as a diverse person, being lumped in with profanity and violence. And that, as a supporter of the We Need Diverse Books movement, I wouldn’t join a certain writing contest. Never in the post did I identify the place, contest, or those running it. …

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Jul 13 2018

Winner Announcement, Wall Thought, and Day Thirteen of #NaNoProMo

Chapter by Chapter Book Tour of Fractions of Existence by J Lenni Dorner A winner was selected! Congratualtions, Dan. Thought to ponder What if a wall is not built with brick or stone, but rather with fear and hate? What if that intangible wall changes the core values of a society, even the way words …

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Jul 04 2018

Day Four of #NaNoProMo is About the Quadrant Method

https://badredheadmedia.com/nanopromo National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never! Day four suggests filling this out. Which is great, except I’m doing NaNoProMo largely because I don’t have any ideas I haven’t tried and/ or feel I could do. Thus, I’m not sure what to put here. Today is …

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Jun 10 2018

Surviving Thesaurus Suggestions with Humor

http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/survivor Having a rough day? Feeling poorly? Remember that the opposite of being a survivor is being a main meal. That’s something I never thought about before. Perhaps the thesaurus thinks highly of the role insects play in body decomposition. Also, remember that another word for being a survivor is “survivor”… which doesn’t make a …

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May 21 2018

Reviews #BoutOfBooks and #BlogTour #BookTour

I read three books during this read-a-thon. #boutofbooks #bob22igchallenge wrap-up = 3 books read King's Cage @victoriaaveyard V-card @aliciamichaelsauthor 500 low glycemic index recipes (Logue) A post shared by J Lenni Dorner (@jlennidorner) on May 21, 2018 at 9:02pm PDT King’s Cage #WeNeedDiverseBooks #SpecFic This book has important (though unnatural) weather, and therefore counts toward …

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Nov 23 2017

Thanksgiving Thought

For more thoughts like this, Click. In all honesty though, folks, I hope you have a good holiday. Or just a nice day, for those of you outside of the US.

Jul 14 2017

PhotoBucket Error

It seems that Photobucket is no longer hosting 3rd party sites with my paid plan (which is not nearly as costly as other paid plans). So yes, I see all the error messages on my blog and other places. I have around 3000 links to update as I migrate to another host. (Yes, I should …

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Jul 07 2017

A #BringBackTheLikeButton @Pinterest Idea

Pinterest, like every other social media giant, has made a change. And, as always happens with change, some people don’t like it. The #BringBackTheLikeButton hashtag is going around sites like Twitter. Asking for change that you don’t like is always a good idea. Will the company listen? Unless there’s a serious drop in users (and …

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Dec 01 2016

My Thanksgiving Was Probably Not Like Your Thanksgiving

This post is about American Thanksgiving. There are people in parts of the world that I’ve traveled to who wouldn’t begin to understand this discussion. There are plenty of Americans I know who wouldn’t understand why those people would find it incomprehensible. This is more personal than my posts tend to be. There are chunks …

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Sep 27 2016

Be Sure to Correctly Hyperlink especially if you are a #writer #author using Amazon

WARNING! TECHNICAL STUFF I just came across an article that made a point similar to my own. Except the article made it relevant to writers! http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2016/03/08/how-to-make-a-link-clickable-in-rafflecopter/ http://www.gwendolynkiste.com/Blog/how-writers-ruin-their-amazon-links-yes-you-probably-do-it-too/ One possible reason Amazon thinks a reviewer knows the author (and thus tosses out the review or kills the weight) is that the reviewer clicked on a link …

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Aug 31 2016

Fascinate an Author

I found a post about branding yourself and your business. Being a brand and business (as all authors are now), I was interested. It strongly suggests taking a quiz. http://howtofascinate.com : This brand perception test measures how others see you at your best. It has given me insight into my clients and the nuances that …

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May 03 2016

Compliments and Endorsements

It’s important to hang on to the nice words people say/ type about you. It’s extra special when the people don’t know that it’s you. I’m going to toot my own horn. I encourage you to do the same! Here are some wonderful words that were recently posted about my writing by people who DON’T …

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Apr 23 2016

Disappoinment

“Once again, my request to join the Headless Hunt has been denied.” Hello esteemed challenge host applicants! Thank you for applying to be a Bout of Books challenge host for our 16th (!!!) readathon. Unfortunately, due to a low response, we’re doing something different this time around, and won’t be having outside challenges. :'( However, …

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Mar 31 2016

Acceptance

Acceptance If a society, group, or organization has the primary goal of making everyone feel accepted and treated as an equal, must they also be accepting of, and permit membership to, those who are not accepting and feel they are superior rather than equal? “I accept everyone and believe we are all equal.” or “I …

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Mar 18 2016

What Turns People Away From A Blog

Q.6: What would turn you off from a blog right away? #azchat #atozchallenge — Heather M. Gardner (@hmgardner) March 18, 2016 This question created a great discussion! Keep the conversation going. Put your answer in the comments! You can also reply on Twitter, just be sure to include “#azchat A6” in your tweet. @JLenniDorner on …

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Mar 08 2016

HOW TO make a link clickable in Rafflecopter

It seems self-explanatory to many of us. But, based on how many Rafflecopter giveaways I’ve seen with improper links, it needed further explaining. I usually put the link in both locations, in case someone has difficulty clicking a link. These are square brackets “[” and “]”. These are parentheses “(” and “)”. You put words …

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Feb 11 2016

The Highest Award in Movie Land

I was reading an article about authors who hate the movie version of their books. (http://mentalfloss.com/article/31001/11-authors-who-hated-movie-versions-their-books) I’ve also read stockpiles of articles where fans (myself included) discuss how good or bad a movie is based on how close it comes to the book. Here’s my BIG IDEA: Create a new award ceremony Categories would be …

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Jan 01 2016

The 2015 Year In Review #stats for this Blog

For my readers who like numbers and charts. Visits in 2015 = 4,877

Aug 22 2015

#boutofbooks 14 day 6 Roadtrip with @S_InWonderland and a #GrammarPolice

A5. My favorite mythical creature is a dragon. #boutofbooks — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) August 22, 2015 A6. #boutofbooks Books I surprised me by how much <3 The Other Normals https://t.co/z0m9mbp9MN and Red Queen https://t.co/1M4gZannKQ — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) August 22, 2015 A7. #boutofbooks It's not about how many pages you read, it's about how …

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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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