The View through My Lens

the blog of writer & photographer Jennifer Lyn King

The Gift of Encouragement

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe   When I look back on... read more

5 Reasons to Travel More

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”... read more

The Essential Hour

“Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and... read more

The Itchy, Sneezy Allergy Life

“Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.” ― René Descartes   If there is one thing in life I’ve known since day one, it is living with allergies. The Itchy, Sneezy Allergy Life I was the baby who had red, chafed... read more

My 6 Years Gluten-Free

“Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.” -Heather Morgan, MS NLC   On Going Gluten-Free I was rescued by a hurricane. It’s true. The problem started soon after I had our first son. Every time I ate, I had so much... read more

Best Books of 2014

Books are a uniquely portable magic. —Stephen King I agree with Stephen King, and all the other reading advocates out there — books make our world infinitely better, help us to understand other cultures and individuals, give us greater empathy, and make the... read more

The Stillness Dancing

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. – t.s. eliot   Years ago when my boys were small, my days and nights were filled with diapers and bottles, sippy cups and Cheerios, belly laughs and toddler tantrums. I was the mom with a... read more

My 5 Favorite Books of 2014

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. —Frederick Douglass   Given my love of reading and books, I read a lot. Daily, while on the elliptical, in the car pickup line, before bed– and when I’m in the middle of a book I can’t put down,... read more

Autumn Beauty: a Photojournal

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” ― Stanley Horowitz   This mosaic called autumn is a feast for the eyes. The leaves on the Ash trees along our street have turned slowly this year, from deep... read more

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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

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