The View through My Lens

the blog of writer & photographer Jennifer Lyn King

A Time for Retreat and Renewal

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” – Albert Camus It’s been 12 months since I’ve last unplugged and rested, so this vacation is much-needed and heavily felt. My motor has been running hard on every...

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Always Toward the Sunshine

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman The end of every year is a special time for me. I enjoy spending time in the quiet, to reflect. And then as the New Year approaches, I am purposeful about...

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My 5 Favorite Books of 2015

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. —Frederick Douglass 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 read and read and walk around with my book, stirring pots of food for my...

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My 10 Favorite Photos of 2015

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld At the end of a year, I have a tradition of going back through my favorite photographs I’ve taken in that year. On this blog, I...

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Watching for the Light

“The time is being fulfilled and the light shall shine, perhaps just when it seems to us that the darkness is impenetrable.” – Eberhard Arnold There is something about this time of year in the depths of December when the winter solstice weighs on the...

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Jennifer's bookshelf: read

Bel Canto
Life of Pi
The River Witch
Shine Shine Shine
Gone Girl
The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life
The Fault in Our Stars
The Midnight Palace
Up from the Blue: A Novel
The Age of Innocence
The Murderer's Daughters
Little Pink Slips
The Memory of Running
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
The Expats
The Shadow of the Wind
The Keep
The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great
Moloka'i


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