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. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Make a loved one’s Valentine’s Day special! You […]

How to Write WWII Historical Fiction

Want to Write WWII historical fiction? Write WWII historical fiction by reading about the setting’s time period. Study the politics, economics and military strategy of the particular time and place you’re writing about. World War II Theaters of Operation If you haven’t decided on the place of your setting but want to write in the […]

A Writer’s Vacation: Visiting the Places in a Novel’s Settings

Saving up to travel on a writer’s vacation? Consider joining a literary vacation club. Literary Travel Away from Everyday Life’s Hum-Drum An Amazon Associate can earn from qualifying purchases. Therefore, if you decide to make a purchase through the Amazon links in this blog post, that means Amazon pays a commission to the Amazon Associate […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Historical Fiction: Choosing Characters’ Names & Topics

Author Elizabeth Pye’s Interview About 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. […]

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 […]