researching 1870s Paris

19th Century Paris

As you can imagine, writing a novel set in 1870 Paris requires lots of research. Historical events are critical, fashion is important, issues of the day, culture, social norms and

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The Dangerous Pleasures of Research

Iva Polansky has a wonderful blog called Victorian Paris. I came across it when looking for inspiration for an 1870 Christmas scene for Paris in Ruins, the novel I’m currently finalizing. The Dangerous

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Paris – Fuel for a Story

It was a no-brainer to set my next novel in Paris, a city so rich with culture, history, beauty, tradition, and flare. With a rough outline of the plot already written, I

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Paris Day One

Researching 19th century Paris is my primary purpose for the next three weeks – more specifically, the early 1870s. I’ve prepared myself with a list of museums, monuments, sites, streets and

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A Siege Mentality

Since deciding to write a novel set in 1870s Paris, I’ve been reading up a storm to get a handle on the tumultuous times of that decade. The Franco-Prussian war, the

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