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Historical Fiction Writing Inspiration for 2019

Historical Fiction Writing Inspiration for 2019

Inspired by Nature Need writing inspiration for your historical fiction? Every writer does. Often, we become oblivious to the nature around us and how its beauty is more than enough to inspire us.   Observe flowers and trees as they change their colors during the seasons. Pay attention to how they make you feel. When you see leaves falling, what do you think about?

Happy Halloween Dress Up with Elizabeth Pye

Happy Halloween Dress Up with Elizabeth Pye

Happy Halloween & Spooky Greetings Happy Halloween is what every child looks forward to on the last day of October. As porch lights illuminate pathways for trick or treaters going house to house, Author Elizabeth Pye joins in on Halloween fun. Could her glowing jack-o-lantern and eighteenth-century character dress-up photos indicate more spooky surprises waiting? You’ll have to read The French Connection books to find that out.                 Elizabeth makes historical fiction feel…

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How Seasons and Nature Affect the Way Authors Write

How Seasons and Nature Affect the Way Authors Write

How Seasonal Changes Affect the Way Authors Write Use the beauty of season and nature in writing fiction. Seasons have a way of making us feel nostalgic. Certain emotions are triggered as weather changes, nature, times of the year, etc., remind us of places we’ve traveled to. It is interesting to discover how different authors weave things that inspire them into the books that they write. If you follow Elizabeth Pye’s Facebook page, you’ll notice how nature inspires her writing….

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Food Fit for Napolean

Food Fit for Napolean

Napoleon Style Cheeseburger Americans love to eat and like to celebrate with food, so much that every day of the year is a national day for some type of food. September 18th was National Cheeseburger Day, yesterday was National Butterscotch Pudding Day, and today is National Punch Day/Rum Punch Day. The Elizabeth Pye blog writings are predominantly inspired by an affinity for French history, thus this question popped up: would Napoleon eat a cheeseburger if he lived today in our…

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Historical Fiction Writing Inspiration – French Chateau Gardens

Historical Fiction Writing Inspiration – French Chateau Gardens

Elizabeth Pye’s Historical Fiction Writing Inspiration Chateau gardens with their 17th and 18th Century French designs are intriguing for a historical romance author seeking historical fiction writing inspiration. Flowers have existed throughout the ages, and we are still admiring them. Look through Pinterest or find a book on the history of gardens for inspiration to write. Gardens for Historical Fiction Writing Inspiration The following list shows the types of gardens that were popular in 17th and 18th Century French chateau gardens….

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Romantic Day of the Year, Valentine’s Day – a Look Back in France History

Romantic Day of the Year, Valentine’s Day – a Look Back in France History

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air on this 14th day of February. How did Valentine’s Day become the most popular day of the year for love? The 18th-century era became known for romance, and love letters, flowers, and poems began to be exchanged between lovers. Learn about Napoleon and his love for Josephine, romance in France, and take a look at these origins and legends of this most romantic day of the year: Birds’ mating season in the middle…

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Plots Interview with Historical Fiction Author Elizabeth Pye

Plots Interview with Historical Fiction Author Elizabeth Pye

Plots – Elizabeth Pye, Explains Plots for her French Connection Series   How do authors determine plots? Elizabeth Pye, historical fiction author of Silk or Sugar, explains how she determines plots for her French Connection series. Historical fiction comes alive when the author has creatively intertwined historical events and famous figures with a fascinating plot. Author Elizabeth Pye accomplishes this by bringing the French Revolution to life in the story of Janine de Fleury and Etienne Tremeau. Determining the plot of the…

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Historical Fiction: Choosing Characters’ Names & Topics

Historical Fiction: Choosing Characters’ Names & Topics

Do you wonder how authors decide on names of characters and book topics? Elizabeth Pye shares her French Connection and Historical Fiction: Choosing Characters’ Names & Topics. Learn how she comes up with names for her characters and the types of topics she enjoys writing. Author Elizabeth Pye’s Interview, Historical Fiction: Choosing Characters’ Names & Topics In an interview with Angie Horn, author, blogger, and social media specialist, Elizabeth shares her story about how she became interested in writing historical fiction. The…

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Writing Novels: How to Blend Fact and Fiction – Interview with Elizabeth Pye

Writing Novels: How to Blend Fact and Fiction – Interview with Elizabeth Pye

How One Author Blends Fact and Fiction Writing novels and knowing how to blend fact and fiction is an art, one that Author Elizabeth Pye accomplishes in the historical fiction book, Silk or Sugar, the first book in The French Connection series. The sequel, Return to Chateau Fleury, is to be published October 2017. How do you tell what is fact and what is fiction in a historical fiction book? Or can you? Fiction writers include dialogue that seems to fit, according to the research of a…

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