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A Biddy Interview with Her Biographer

Interview, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, biographer, Oswald Chambers, Michelle Ule, David McCasland, Oxford, My Utmost for His Highest, writing a biography

Biddy Chambers turned the tables to interview her biographer–me. This is all imaginary–she died before I turned ten–but it’s fun for me as I prepare to launch Mrs. Oswald Chambers. (You can read my questions to Biddy here, here and here.) The genesis behind this imaginary interview blog series is, when I enter heaven, Biddy […]

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The Phone Book–Ancestry Part V

phone book

Who even has a phone book anymore? Ancestry.com I just spent a Friday night turning the cyber-pages of the London phone book. It broke open a mystery I’ve been hunting for 18 months. Amazing. Tedious. Valuable. A short diversion to talk about names Listen, if like several of my ancestors, you marry a man named […]

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A Writer’s Emotions and The End

The end, Oswald Chambers, Biddy Chambers, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, writing book, writer emotions, publication, expert, Google, Wheaton Library, David McCasland

When I typed The End last night, I began to shake. Finished, done, completed–at least the rough draft. I sat back in my computer chair, put my hands to my face and sobbed. While a writer is like God as she writes her book, plans her story, incorporates facts and hunts for words, this writer […]

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Pinterest and the Hunt for Research Information

Pinterest SEALs

I’ve discovered Pinterest as a new tool in my research toolbox. Like many, I didn’t pay it much mind when it first appeared on the social media scene. I had more pressing matters to seek out using my trusty pal Google. But when a friend posted the covers of her books on a Pinterest page, […]

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