#A2Z Book Tour: Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters



Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters
By J Lenni Dorner

Genre: Reference - Craft of Writing

Year Published: 2015


Brief Description of the book:

This reference guide is a tool to help you organize your thoughts and ideas to obtain the goal of making a setting that feels like a character.
This valuable reference guide is useful in revealing a simplified way to create settings that feel like characters by using an organized sketch sheet. This practical approach will help focus your writing. The challenge of making a setting into a character is easily conquered with this informative guide. Make your story more interesting in today's competitive fiction market by giving your writing this edge.


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Author Q&A

Why did this author take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?   
As I said in my 2015 theme reveal, I wanted to inspire and teach others. I also hoped to make new friends. (http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2015/03/23/my-a-to-z-theme-reveal-2015-atozchallenge-contains-setting-writetip/)
It was also the first year I volunteered to help the A to Z Team (joining under Arlee's Ambassadors). (http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2015/02/06/atozchallenge-i-volunteer-as-tribute/)

Why did this author start blogging?   
This is answered in my very first blog post.
"You may wonder why I started a blog. I may wonder that too! Actually, this blog was started because I heard about the A to Z challenge from some nanowrimo friends."
(http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2012/03/08/welcome-introduction/)

Any other books coming out soon?   
Yes!
"WRITING BOOK REVIEWS AS AN AUTHOR: INSPIRATION TO MAKE IT EASIER"
is up for pre-sale.

What other books do you have available?    
"Fractions of Existence" An urban fantasy. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Brief tip on writing:    
Is the Setting a Character in your writing? #writetip from @JLenniDorner http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2015/11/wepff-winner-j-lenni-dorner-talks.html

Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?   
The idea came from some post by literary agents during a MSWL chat. They were looking for books where the setting was a character. I knew how to do that, so I turned it into a month of blog posts. Then I figured I'd also make it into a book.

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?   
My biggest writing goal this year is to publish two books in 2019.

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?
A recommendation from a trusted source, reading something interesting about the book, or the book being by an author I like.

Why should we read your book?
You should read "Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters" if you're interested in writing a different kind of setting, one that is more memorable and irreplaceable in a story. Many writers, and role-playing gamers, create character sheets for the individuals in their stories. This book will prepare you to make the same organizational chart for your setting.

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?   
What (or where)  is your favorite book setting?

blog link:    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
website link:    http://www.what-are-they.com/
Twitter handle:    @JLenniDorner
Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/WhatAreThey
LinkedIn:    https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-lenni-dorner/
Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/jlennidorner/
Pinterest:    https://www.pinterest.com/jlennidorner/
YouTube:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obnXKRDFFSI&feature=youtu.be&t=1m2s
Amazon author page:    https://www.amazon.com/J-Lenni-Dorner/e/B00RM7E0EQ
Goodreads author profile:    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13725994.J_Lenni_Dorner
Bookbub author page:    https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-lenni-dorner
Smashwords author page: https://www.smashwords.com/interview/JLDorner
NaNoWriMo participant page:    https://nanowrimo.org/participants/j-lenni-dorner
Tumblr:    https://jlennidorner.tumblr.com/
All Author page:    http://jlennidorner.allauthor.com/
Other link:    https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/p/j-lenni-dorner.html
Another link:    http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2018/04/j-is-for-j-atozchallenge.html










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