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Therapeutic Writing: Write Down Your Thoughts

Therapeutic Writing: Write Down Your Thoughts

Do therapeutic writing and write down your thoughts and feelings when overwhelmed with stress and tough times. Write often in a journal, and/or make a mind map. By practicing writing sessions such as these, you can combat depressive symptoms. Nip feelings of depression in the bud with positive things like gratitude journaling. Such actions can help you steer clear of negative emotions. In fact, they may very well reveal possible solutions as well as release underlying emotions.

Summer Reading for Francophiles

Summer Reading for Francophiles

Summer reading is enticing for the person fond of France or the French because, for the Francophile, everything French is exciting. Look for a variety of books and magazines to enlarge your personal library.

Spring Writing Prompts in 2023

Spring Writing Prompts in 2023

Spring writing prompts invite a writer’s muse by the suggestion of the season’s sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches. Adventure down spring’s path, and write as your senses speak to you. Whether you’re struggling with writer’s block or simply looking for new spring-themed writing prompts, spring is a perfect time to renew your dream of writing.

History of Chivalry and Romance Over The Centuries

History of Chivalry and Romance Over The Centuries

The history of chivalry and romance has changed over the centuries according to various cultures. But February 14th still continues to be the most celebrated day for love and romance worldwide. Valentine’s Day is one of the top ten days of the year to get engaged. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. It is a way for the writer and/or owner of this site’s content to earn advertising fees by advertising or linking to certain products and/or services.  HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Valentine…

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Historical Fiction Writing Inspiration – French Chateau Gardens

Historical Fiction Writing Inspiration – French Chateau Gardens

Where do authors of historical fiction get their writing inspiration? Inspiration for my historical novels and French chateau gardens often comes to me while working in my garden. Garden Ideas for Writing a French Historical Novel Writing about an aristocratic French family can include myriad ideas involved with creating the main character of the novel. Ideas come from dreaming, imagining, observing nature, etc. Let’s say you dream of walking through a rose garden owned by wealthy and cultivated French people…

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How Seasons and Nature Affect the Way Authors Write

How Seasons and Nature Affect the Way Authors Write

Take a few moments to consider how seasons and nature affect the way authors write. Allow the beauty of different seasons and nature to inspire you whether you are a seasoned writer or new writer. Incorporate your observation of the changes in nature of the four seasons into your writing. Write down how the seasonal differences affect your five senses, and include your observations into a new story idea. When you come up with a good idea, save it in…

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The French Connection: a Historical Fiction Series by Elizabeth Pye

The French Connection: a Historical Fiction Series by Elizabeth Pye

 Elizabeth Pye is writing Lucia’s Poppy Fields, the fourth novel in The French Connection, a historical fiction series.  The First Half of the Journey By Elizabeth Pye In addition to my love of France, I’ve been captivated by another time and place, World War I Belgium. I’ve succumbed to the promise of an all-consuming seduction while planning, researching, and plotting, the first half of the story. The story takes place in Belgium before finally writing the fourth novel in my…

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Trip to France – Elizabeth Pye Interview

Trip to France – Elizabeth Pye Interview

Plan a dream trip to France by initially researching sites you want to see. If you haven’t yet planned a France vacation, read books for the Francophile. Think of the time you wait for your trip as an opportunity to increase your vacation budget. Best Time to Visit France Spring and fall are two of the best times to visit France. However, stay updated by checking out information for travel to France at fr.usembassy.gov. In the meantime, enjoy reading more…

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Phases of a Pandemic, Wars, and The French Connection by Elizabeth Pye

Phases of a Pandemic, Wars, and The French Connection by Elizabeth Pye

How are phases of a pandemic, wars, and The French Connection by Elizabeth Pye similar? They involve issues that force individuals to learn how to evolve from one phase to the next in coping with challenging circumstances. Individuals and businesses cope with the COVID-19 pandemic similar to the way people have managed in wars as well as how The French Connection was written, one phase at a time. Stay at home stress levels intensify when families are cooped up together…

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