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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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Research Vital to Writing Historical Fiction – Interview – Author Elizabeth Pye

Research Vital to Writing Historical Fiction – Interview – Author Elizabeth Pye

Interview on Research with Elizabeth Pye Elizabeth Pye is asked, “What is included in your research for each book?” Elizabeth Pye used primary and secondary resources in her first book. However, she also visited the site of Silk or Sugar’s setting. The novel takes you back into one of France’s most horrific eras.

Books a Historical Fiction Author Reads – Interview with Elizabeth Pye

Books a Historical Fiction Author Reads – Interview with Elizabeth Pye

Six Books/Series Elizabeth Recommends to Writers Who are Interested in Writing Historical Fiction Actually, authors of historical novels are not cast from the same mold. If you asked ten of those authors about the books they prefer to read, you’d probably get ten different answers. They share an interest in history, I do believe. Historical novels that are part of a series carry me along in the history of the period of which they are written, and I especially enjoy these…

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Interview with Elizabeth Pye, Historical Fiction Author of Silk or Sugar

Interview with Elizabeth Pye, Historical Fiction Author of Silk or Sugar

Elizabeth Pye shares in an interview how she became interested in writing about historical France. Ask ten authors why they write historical fiction novels, and you’ll receive ten varying answers. In this article, however, Elizabeth gives her readers insight as to her own reason for writing historical fiction novels.       Why Do Authors Write Historical Fiction Novels? Silk or Sugar is the first historical fiction novel by Elizabeth, and publication of the sequel is expected in November 2017. Elizabeth Pye…

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Historical Fiction – a Look at Why Authors Choose to Write in this Genre

Historical Fiction – a Look at Why Authors Choose to Write in this Genre

Historical Fiction and My Interest in Writing the Genre Have you ever wondered why authors write about the genres they do, such as historical fiction? They either have a purpose or interest driving them to write in their areas of expertise and/or research. In my case, I have always been attracted to France since childhood. This seems unusual because I grew up in rural Virginia and was not surrounded with much of anything French. Regardless of my lack of exposure,…

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Write Inspiring Historical Fiction by Following These 4 Tips

Write Inspiring Historical Fiction by Following These 4 Tips

Find Inspiration to Write by Following Your Interests Each author tells a little different story when relating the process used to kick-start and write their book. What I am going to share with you is my unique experience that may be useful to you– at least I hope so. The genesis of the process takes place within my head. Characters tumble around in my thoughts like kernels of corn popping open in the microwave. Of course, in my case, the…

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