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Jul.11.2012
Introducing the Great New Books Book Group Posted on July 11, 2012 by Jennifer King “It is said that a good book has no ending. And if a Good book has no ending, then a Great book begs to live on, to be shared and discussed. In the belief in and support of authors old and new and their...
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May.30.2012
“Unquestionably the best of all writers conferences, this two [three]-day annual conference has leaped to the top with its emphasis on quality, not quantity. There are no formal pitch sessions. Instead, you’ll have the opportunity to attend quality workshops and mingle with some of the best...
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Apr.04.2012
  au·thor/ˈôTHər/ : A. The writer of a book, article, or other text. b. One who practices writing as a profession. Author: A Video by Jennifer Lyn King One day about six years ago, I was deep in the process of writing my first book, and the UPS man pulled up at my house. He brought a...
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Mar.28.2012
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”  -William Faulkner The seeds of my novel WATER LILY started two-and-a-half years ago, as I...
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Mar.21.2012
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. ~Auguste Rodin Vibrant Tulips Every year about this...
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Feb.29.2012
  Photography is the art of writing with light. -Gerardo Suter I love visiting the ocean, and having time on the beach. To me, there is something about the rhythmic crashing of waves, the wide feeling of timelessness, and the gentle scrubbing of the saltwater and sugary sand to wipe away...
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Jan.25.2012
“All my life one of my greatest desires has been to travel–to see and touch unknown countries, to swim in unknown seas, to circle the globe, observing new lands, seas, people, and ideas with insatiable appetite, to see everything for the first time and for the last time, casting a slow,...
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Jan.19.2012
  Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home.  ~Edith Sitwell   The View over Prague in Winter   The first winter I lived in Prague, in 2009-2010, the snow came...
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Jan.04.2012
1man·i·fes·to  noun \ˌma-nə-ˈfes-(ˌ)tō\  : a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer  -via http://www.merriam-webster.com On New Year’s Day, 2012, I saw the Holstee.com Manifesto for the first time. It encourages the...
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Dec.21.2011
"Attracting the attention of invading armies ... objects in precious metals were the first to disappear from a household ..." -The Lobkowicz Collections, on the value of their family's vast decorative arts collections   The Prague Castle, the Lobkowicz Palace at the right-hand end in creamy...
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Dec.14.2011
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy I have always loved beautiful photographs; I’m the kind of  soul who thrives at the sight of something that takes my breath away. Photography books,...
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Dec.07.2011
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.  -Franz Kafka Library at Strahov Monastery, Prague: A setting in my work-in-progress novel, Water Lily It’s December, and we’ve arrived at the final days of 2011 (already!). Every year, here on my blog, I reflect on the...
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Nov.16.2011
“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald Have you ever read a book or see a painting which speaks to you so deeply you wonder where in the world the author or artist found their inspiration for that piece? For the past...
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Oct.25.2011
7 Days in Tuscany: A Photojournal A tavola non si invecchia. – Italian proverb. Translation: At the table with good friends and family you do not become old.   I love Italy. There is so much to love, especially for enjoying the values of good food and wine, and the wealth of family. Last...
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Oct.12.2011
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.   Traveling via water taxi, Venice, Italy Travel is my thing. I love seeing new places, eating new foods, meeting new people, and experiencing new things. Maybe the travel bug...
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