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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 this year. See suggested summer reading lists from Elizabeth Pye, author of The French Connection.

Spring 2020 – Write Down Your Thoughts

Spring 2020 – Write Down Your Thoughts

Spring 2020 arrived, and along with it, a pandemic that will be written about in history books and historical fiction for centuries to come. Humanity has been faced with plagues, epidemics, and pandemics as well as wars since the beginning of time. Write down your thoughts, feelings, and experiences during this season for your children, grandchildren, and future generations. Your voice matters.

Mon Amour, Friend or Foe – Historical Fiction by Elizabeth Pye

Mon Amour, Friend or Foe – Historical Fiction by Elizabeth Pye

Elizabeth Pye, historical fiction author of Silk or Sugar and Return to Chateau Fleury, has announced her third book in The French Connection series, Mon Amour, Friend or Foe. 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 for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions help to keep the rest of my…

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How to Write WWII Historical Fiction

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 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. If you haven’t decided on the place of your…

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

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. Intrigue your readers with a strong sense of place by taking a writer’s vacation. Visit the places of your novel’s settings. If scheduling a trip to the place of your historical fiction book is not feasible, join a literary vacation club.

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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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.