All posts tagged Madeleine L’Engle

My Own Wrinkle in Time

“Why, you had your own wrinkle in time,” my friend exclaimed. I’d recounted a story in which he had given me a surprising gift We’re both fans of Madeleine L’Engle‘s Newberry award winning novel A Wrinkle in Time, but his words caught me by surprise. I hadn’t thought of it that way before, but he […]

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Unforgetable Books

Unforgetable books:Book hoarder

I was challenged on Facebook recently to list ten unforgetable books–books that have stayed with me over the years for one reason or another. The idea was not to think too hard, just write down the first ten to come to mind. I’ve been reading since the age of four and I have a degree in […]

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Four Tips to Start Rewriting a Novel

Rewriting a novel

 I’ve begun rewriting a novel. It’s an intimidating process to pick up a manuscript you’ve slaved over for, in my case, fifteen months and realize it needs to be redone. How do you even start? This is where I am today, with Four tips on how to start rewriting a novel: Click to Tweet 1. […]

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Astonishing Research–Madeleine L’Engle

College girl 1977 Prague

As I mentioned last time, I recently traveled to Wheaton College‘s Special Collections to do research on Oswald Chambers for a book I’m working on. I made my arrangements in advance and arrived ten minutes early on a Thursday morning. While I waited for the archivist to arrive, I noticed a table full of pamphlets detailing […]

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We’ll Catch Up in Eternity

Two girls on a train track

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I recently wrote a letter to an acquaintance this way: It’s always seemed to me that we are kindred spirits, and we’re both extremely busy […]

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