Tag: A to Z challenge

Apr 06 2018

G #AtoZChallenge Googahlack #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner My head is throbbing. At least it’s dark in here. Where is here? This isn’t my couch in the basement, because there’s no bunched cushion lump under my back. It can’t be my bed, because it’s too small. And this isn’t my lawn chair. …

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Apr 05 2018

F #AtoZChallenge Feel #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner My scream leaves me gasping, then gagging. My lungs are on fire. The rest of my body shivers and shakes, fighting against the cold. A viscous, green, translucent fluid surrounds me. I’m going to drown in slime. Just one breath of air, just one, …

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Apr 04 2018

E #AtoZChallenge Escape #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I use Lyft to transport me to the warehouse address Brydanz supplied. There’s no way I’ll be sober enough to drive later. My phone beeps as I get out of the car. Mystic sent me a picture of Mercedes holding her planet Phaeton model. …

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Apr 03 2018

D #AtoZChallenge Darcy or Daunte #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner The autumn vegetable soup finishes at the same time as the grilled cheese sandwiches Mercedes begged to have tonight. I debate allowing dinner in the living room in front of the television. Or maybe letting my kids eat in their bedrooms. But the soup …

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Apr 02 2018

C #AtoZChallenge Craft #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I pull in the garage, turn off my truck, and rest my head for a moment before getting out. The trash cans haven’t been brought in. It’s doubtful that anyone got the mail from the box. My neighbor’s dog has left a “present” at …

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Apr 01 2018

B #AtoZChallenge Brydanz Sulguni #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner If I were sober, I could drive away. Somehow, I think my wife has sent this guy with his heavy accent as punishment for napping beside her grave. Again. “Genuine leather? Cannot be very warm.” “Full Grain. Genuine is crap.” I pull out my …

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Mar 31 2018

A #AtoZChallenge Attie Connolly the American #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I let the upbeat song finish before I shut off my truck. One more deep, stalling breath. I get out, walk to the back, and open the liftgate. Cooler and blanket in hand, I trudge through the frosted, brown leaves. Thirty-seven rows down, two …

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Mar 18 2018

Theme Reveal #AtoZchallenge 2018 #SpeculativeFiction

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner What’s really happening on Phaeton, the fifth planet in the solar system? An abducted widower is going to find out the hard way. Will he be able to fight his way home to his three daughters? Will he want to?

Feb 26 2018

Reading Red Blog All About It Challenge and Book Review

There’s some beautiful red in that #AtoZchallenge logo. Jeremy does fantastic work. Check out this red license plate my friend spotted! Red letters on a red car showcasing a red state. Crabs on boxer shorts. Maybe that’s not well thought out, eh? Hey look, a stocking for ME! Ho ho ho. This is my favorite …

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Feb 23 2018

March Goals, March!

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.co.za/2018/02/update-day-february-2018.html I’m so excited for the April A to Z Challenge! Bloggers unite! Wooooo!!!! I’ve gone from participant to volunteer to co-host to team captain. 2018 is going to be the best year ever. The MAIN LIFE GOALS: Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction) Survive at least another 37 years There’s also the Bookish …

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Jan 03 2017

My #BoutOfBooks 18 Day 1 Book Review and #InSixWords

Reader, SpecFic Writer, Debut Author Interviewer #InSixWords #BoutOfBooks — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) January 3, 2017 Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community by Joy Deangdeelert Cho @ohjoy — #DiversityBingo2017 What a fantastic book with which to kick off 2017! I picked this up on a whim during an Amazon sale, and …

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Dec 29 2016

Book Reviews from December #NewToYou2016

Cosmic Seasoning: A Collection of Short Stories By L.G. Keltner July 29, 2015 This collection of speculative fiction stories was very fun to read. I enjoyed the “Polite Letter of Complaint” with the line: I would never insult such a rotund, mentally-deficient, greedy despot such as yourself. There are some news-relevant, deep stories mixed in …

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May 09 2016

Reflections on the #atozchallenge, being a blogger, the blogging community, and an unpublished book

Reflections Post I’m reflecting on who I want to be as a blogger after completing my fifth A to Z Challenge. I want my blog to be smart, insightful, and always fun to read. I like “thinking posts” and getting opinions from my readers. Books and writing are my niche, so I focus largely on …

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May 06 2016

Liebster Award Number Four

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Having 3624 (3228 by email) followers, I don’t know that I still qualify for this award (normally for those with less than 1000 followers). But a good blogging friend nominated me, so I’m doing it anyway! Thank you, Sarah! Rules of the Liebster Award If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award and you …

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Apr 30 2016

#atozchallenge Z is for Zak @thezakkhan #Writing #Editing #NaNoWriMo #WLCAuthor

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples Z is for “Zak” Book: How To Build Good Writing Habits by Zak Khan @thezakkhan My dice roll: 241 (ebook location out of 499) Lesson: Regular, Positive Criticism Find someone to give you honest …

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Apr 29 2016

Make lawn watering a GOAL to prevent greener grass on the other side #quote

Bucket List.     2016 Goals: Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 5990 — up 327 from last month! Download the update for my blog theme, whatever that might entail Keep Supporting Diverse Books Be part of 4 blog hops/fests. Participate in at least 2 #OABookClub reads Rewrite and edit my urban fantasy novel, …

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Apr 29 2016

#atozchallenge Y is for #Writing for Young Adults #WriteTip on YA Series Fiction

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples Y is for “Young” Book: Writing for Young Adults by Sherry Garland My dice roll: 33 Lesson: Writing Series Fiction Publishers of YA series try to appeal to the broadest audience possible. Ten tips …

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Apr 28 2016

#atozchallenge X is 10 #Writing #WritingPrompt Idiom War and #azchat reminder

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples X is 10 in Roman numerals Book: 10 Step Creative Writing Activity book: Command your Imagination by Tiffany Hilliard My dice roll: 16 (ebook location out of 21) Lesson: Idiom War writing prompt activity …

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Apr 27 2016

#atozchallenge W is for Writers #WriteTip Wired for Story by @LisaCron

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples W is for “Wired” and “Writer’s” Book: Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron @LisaCron My dice roll: 221 (ebook …

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Apr 26 2016

#atozchallenge V is for Villains #Writing Character Traits @RayneHall

#atozchallenge V is for Villains #Writing Character Traits @RayneHall Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples V is for “Villains” Book: Writing About Villains by Rayne Hall @RayneHall My dice roll: 371 (ebook location out of 1091) Lesson: villain character traits …

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