Tag Archive: Existence

Apr 09 2016

#atozchallenge H is for Heart #Writing #WriteTip Give the Hero more Problems

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples H is for “Heart” Book: Writing the Heart of Your Story: The Secret to Crafting an Unforgettable Novel (The Writer’s Toolbox Series) by C. S. Lakin My dice roll: 104 (of 204) Lesson: Create …

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Apr 08 2016

#atozchallenge G is for Getting Published #WriteTip #query @carlywatters

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples G is for “Getting” Book: Getting Published in the 21st Century: Advice from a Literary Agent by Carly Watters @carlywatters My dice roll: 964 Lesson: 6 Tips to Make Your Query Stand Out 1- …

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Apr 07 2016

#atozchallenge F is for From Inspiration to Publication #Writing #Pacing #WriteTip

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples F is for “From” Book: From Inspiration to Publication: How to Succeed as a Children’s Writer: Advice from 15 Award Winning Writers by Pamela Glass Kelly My dice roll: 102 Lesson: Pacing your book’s …

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Apr 06 2016

#atozchallenge E is for Edelstein #Writing #CharacterTraits #writetip @lindanedelstein

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples E is for “Edelstein” Book: The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits: Includes Profiles of Human Behaviors and Personality Types by Linda Edelstein @lindanedelstein My dice roll: 17 Lesson: Bossy Style personality traits The Bossy …

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Apr 04 2016

#atozchallenge C is for Craft & Technique #writing #openings #writetip

Click for my theme details 26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples C is for “Craft” Book: Craft & Technique (Writer’s Little Instruction Book) by Paul Raymond Martin My dice roll: 105 Lesson: Test the story opening “A well-crafted opening should put a worry on a …

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Apr 01 2016

#atozchallenge A is for The Art of War for Writers – Character Motivation #writetip #writing @jamesscottbell

Click for my theme details  26 writing reference books containing 26 lessons leads to a month of #WriteTips and writing samples A is for “Art” Book: The Art of War for Writers: Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises by James Scott Bell @jamesscottbell My dice roll: 138 Lesson: Utilize the Q Factor as a strategic …

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Jan 07 2016

GIVEAWAY Blog Hop – Hello my name is

Sharing fun/quirky/interesting/silly things about me and my blog! About J Lenni Dorner 1. When I was about seventeen, I wrote a short horror story. The male main character of that story had a daughter who he had named after his first car, which is where that daughter was conceived (not that he told her that …

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Jun 29 2014

Sunday Seven #80s throwback that compares Voltron to my books

A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday.     Comparing the Voltron Lion Force to my Existence series   1– Voltron – Keith, pilot of the black lion that forms the head, is the levelheaded Captain who puts his crew and planet first. His romantic feelings for Allura tend to distract …

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Jun 05 2014

The #amwriting #whywrite #process hop

The Writer’s Blog Hop — Mention the person who tagged you. Answer four questions. Tag three people. (Those three do the same on their blog.)   My thanks to Lisa M. Lilly for tagging me in this hop.   Lisa M. Lilly is an attorney and author. She lives in Chicago, where she serves as …

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May 05 2014

#AtoZchallenge Reflections Post 2014

  I feel fortunate to have been able to take part in the 2014 A to Z challenge. I am thankful for all the people who were kind enough to stop by my blog. I am optimistic about the “road trip,” where visiting the challenge blogs continues. There were many passionate, engrossing, and unique blogs …

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May 03 2014

The Writer’s Voice Bloghop Entry of 250 Words and My Query

   According to the email I received this morning, I made it in to “The Writer’s Voice” blogfest. The first 250 words of my manuscript, and general query, are posted below for that purpose.     FRACTIONS OF EXISTENCE   Written by J. Lenni Dorner   CHAPTER 1 To ask Jane Myers how she was …

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Apr 21 2014

#atozchallenge R is for Return

There, on the next page, is what looks like the answer I sought when I was told by the elders that the Crow declared I would spend today going through a bunch of old stuff in secret room entered through a basement. The page reads:   Fairest Greetings from the past.             You are …

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Apr 20 2014

Easter Essays

Here are the links to the Easter Essays written from the point of view of the Existence series characters, Xavier and Gwendolyn. I hope you enjoy them. (Each image opens a new tab, for your convenience.)  

Mar 21 2014

Theme Reveal #atozchallenge

For the 2014 A to Z challenge, the blog of J Lenni Dorner will present a short portal fantasy with a direct tie in to J’s Existence series.   When: The month of April. What:   How: Each posting day, another scene will be reveled with a word related to the letter assigned to that …

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Feb 26 2014

Cameras, Villains, and #MSWL wishes

**Note– I did NOT think about the auto-post networked feature when I titled this. I am sorry to those who surfed here expecting anything other than my wishing my fellow writers well wishes on this #mswl day. Serious “facepalm” moment on my part. I would untweet if I could. I’d change the title now, if …

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Jan 22 2014

In Your Face, Professionalism

The survey has been ongoing. Quite a few have responded. When asked which website they prefer: What-Are-They.com clearly beat out the more professional looking Existenceseries.com by a wide margin. I wonder how people feel about About.me/JLenniDorner ? Or my interview over at The Writing Nut? 

Sep 06 2013

Query versus Query

             An affluent young professional’s heart beat echoes empty chambers, unsure of its proper rhythm without her. A conservative, sheltered wallflower worries about her ability to please her betrothed, a stranger that her father selected. Such ordinary problems plague these lovely creatures that masquerade as human (which he knows he …

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May 31 2013

WIP IT GOOD Blogfest

prompts to follow:    J. Lenni Dorner – Author of the Existence Series WIP Title: Fractions of Existence – book 1 of the Existence series Word Count (projected/actual so far):  96,000 words Genre: Urban Fantasy How long have you been working on it?: Started writing Oct 2011. Started editing Jan 2012. Elevator Pitch (if you came across an …

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Apr 25 2013

Tortured Hero

CarrieAnnBlogHops.blogspot.com Submitted for your consideration- These core characters of the Existence series offer up what qualifies them to be the subject of this blog hop.   A few years prior to the opening of book one, Fractions of Existence, Xavier was taken by The Eyes in the Shadows, a group dedicated to Armageddon. They tortured …

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