Tag: nanowrimo

Oct 30 2017

Knocking Out Goals like Carving a Pumpkin into a Jack-O’-Lantern

gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.co.za Last month I nailed a huge goal by publishing Fractions of Existence on Amazon. (Free if you have KU.) Shortly after, I found out my newsletter mailing list (over 6000 emails strong, thanks to this blog) was being sent to LESS THAN 1% of the people who signed up for it. I thought it …

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Nov 29 2016

#NewToYou2016 Book Reviews, Goals, and NaNoWriMo Ate My Brain

Bucket List.     2016 Goals: Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 6442 — UP 108 from last month Download the update for my blog theme 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, then get the new …

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Oct 28 2016

Nightmare Before Nanowrimo – Goals, Book Reviews, and Flash Fiction for Spooktoberfest

Bucket List.     2016 Goals: Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 6334 — UP 47 from last month Download the update for my blog theme 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, then get the new …

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Sep 30 2016

Pantster Plotter Goal-Setter

Bucket List.     2016 Goals: Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 6287 — UP 59 from last month Download the update for my blog theme 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, then get the new …

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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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Dec 29 2015

End of the year Book Reviews part 1 #NewToYouRC #FirstReads

A Lenape among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman This book reads the way a TV documentary sounds. Chapter 3 has valuable insights and I wish more people knew these details. I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in history, especially early American history. A fascinating factoid from the book: Pennsylvania’s homicide rate …

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Nov 18 2015

777 Challenge during NaNoWriMo

I’ve been invited to this challenge by my writer friend Sarah of The Old Shelter. @JLenniDorner Hi there ^_^ Do you fancy a little challenge? https://t.co/gu5aNNQzT2 — JazzFeathers (@JazzFeathers) November 17, 2015 For NaNoWriMo this year I’m working on several projects. (This is happening as often as my health allows. My word count is only …

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Nov 14 2015

And Now A Random Video

Writing hard or hardly writing, my NaNoWriMo friends and other wonderful blog guests? Here’s a video to distract you for a short while. My four favorite links from this are: http://bureauofcommunication.com/ http://fluky.io/ http://www.sean.co.uk/a/javascriptgames/wildmoodswings/index.shtm https://coffitivity.com/ I have University Undertones playing right now. It’s like going out without the pesky trouble of putting on a shirt. Or …

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Jan 01 2015

Social Networking

Socialize online with J Lenni Dorner: Best ways to reach me: Send a message via Twitter or leave a comment on the Hi post or any other blog post.

Nov 28 2014

Maybe Rudolph Will Light the Way to Accomplishing My December 2014 Goals

Here are my current goals and review of goals from the past:   The BIG MAIN GOALS: Publish two decent-selling book series Survive at least another 40 years   2014 Goals: Publish something every week on this blog (ie: Sunday Seven) Have 5000 Twitter followers ~ currently at 3,945 — up 111 from last month! …

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Nov 16 2014

Sunday Seven for @amazonkindle Thoughts and a #NaNoWriMo First Line Hook

  A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday. What can you add?   Sunday Seven for Kindle Thoughts and a NaNoWriMo First Line Hook   This week I’m bringing you seven ideas I wish the Kindle App had, as well as seven possible opening lines from my current NaNoWriMo fantasy story. …

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Oct 31 2014

This Halloween I am Trick or Treating My Goals for the NaNoWriMo of November

  Happy Halloween Here are my current goals and review of goals from the past:   Goals for November:   Take part in NANOWRIMO Keep working on the fantasy book during NaNoWriMo Get five people to weigh in on my planning post    Vote Enjoy Thanksgiving Finish reading 1 book See Mockingjay in theaters   …

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Oct 29 2014

Thinking Ahead for my #NaNoWriMo story

I have briefly outlined my story. It is no more than two pages that remind me when the major events have to happen by, really. However, from that outline, I have the concept that will one day be turned into a query. (Gut-wrenching at the idea of writing one of those again. Ugh.) So I …

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Oct 24 2014

Vanilla Virus #spooktoberfest14 Flash Fiction

    Vanilla Virus   There is a commotion outside my chamber door, and I find myself armed only with a quill. I try to ignore the noise, but the pounding is knocking the books from their shelves. I’ve run low on space to dodge these heavy dangers. My back is pressed to the wall. …

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Jun 27 2014

Midway Through This Year Goals

Half the year is gone! Can I remain on track for the next half? Thanks to my participation in this hop, I believe that I can. So here’s my current goals and review of goals from the past:   The BIG MAIN GOAL: Publish two decent-selling book series   2014 Goals: Publish something every week …

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Nov 21 2013

NaNoWriMo-ing

I am still around. I haven’t had time for the gaming experiment. Life has thrown extra tension in my real scenes– doesn’t it know that the only tension I wanted was in my writing? My hours not spent dealing with the unexpected are all devoted to writing the story. I try to check in with …

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Nov 15 2013

The Experiment Day Three

There was no post yesterday because I took a NyQuil induced coma sick day. I believe I wrote about 50 words at some point, none of which made coherent sentences. I feel much better today though, so I’m back on point!   Words:   I got to the keyboard around 5PM. Feeling way behind, I …

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Nov 13 2013

The Experiment Day Two Post Game

Welcome to the Medieval Era.  I have three cities now. I didn’t build any new wonders, but none of the wonders that I hope to build have been taken, either. An unknown player lost their capital, so that’s one down! Carthage is displeased that I settled near them (though it’s the city not next to …

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Nov 13 2013

The Experiment Day Two Begins

Day 2 8:45 PM   I overslept. Honestly, I’d like to grab a book and go hide under the covers. My temperature is only 97.4, but my face flaming red (giving a completely new meaning to being a redskin– but seriously, I have Santa suit camo going on here). The back of my throat also …

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Nov 11 2013

The Gaming to Increase Writing Experiment

The Experiment:   I recently read an article that suggested a correlation between video games and increased productivity. The games stimulate certain areas of the brain, which releases various chemicals, thus trigging the boost. Could this be true? Is gaming not for slackers, but rather for those who need a productivity boost? (Best news ever…) …

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