The View through My Lens

the blog of writer & photographer Jennifer Lyn King

2017 Word, a Guidepost

  At the beginning of every recent year, I search for a word and / or quote for my year ahead. It's something that is a balm to me for the coming changes and the daunting climb ahead through a new year. The team at GreatNewBooks.org all talk about our words /...

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5 Favorite Books of 2016

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. —Frederick Douglass I believe that one of the best ways we can live well is to read, and read a lot. Given my love of reading and books, I read a lot. When I'm in the middle of a book I can't put down, I walk around...

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Darkness, Perspective, and Light

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s...

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A Chance to Unplug

“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” - Harper Lee This summer has...

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The Sun Rises

No sun outlasts its sunset but will rise again and bring the dawn. - Maya Angelou One of my favorite book titles is by the great Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises. There is so much implied in that title, don't you think? For me, it says, "The sun sets. Life is hard and...

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How to Write a Book in 5 Steps

“There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” - Ernest Hemingway Everyone has a story to tell. I believe that. I also believe Hemingway is right: all we have to do to write well is open up a vein. Writing is one of the most...

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