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Does Your City or Region Have a Fascinating Story that needs to be told before it's forgotten? Yes, it does, and you can be the person to write it! In this short text, Tyler Tichelaar, author of My Marquette and The Marquette Trilogy, talks in a conversational format about how he became interested in writing both local history and regional and historical fiction and his rese Does Your City or Region Have a Fascinating Story that needs to be told before it's forgotten? Yes, it does, and you can be the person to write it! In this short text, Tyler Tichelaar, author of My Marquette and The Marquette Trilogy, talks in a conversational format about how he became interested in writing both local history and regional and historical fiction and his research and writing process to bring his books to fruition. Readers of "Creating a Local Historical Book" will learn: * What kind of research is required * What counts as research * Where to do research * How to organize that research into a book * How not to go overboard with details * Finding images and gaining usage permission * How to make your book stand out from others * Tips on marketing your history book Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and seventh generation Marquette resident, was raised on tales of his hometown's past. His other interests include literary studies ranging from King Arthur to Gothic texts. He is also a professional editor and writing coach who has guided dozens of authors through the treacherous seas of composition. "Our committee would like to honor Tyler with this award in honor of his meticulous research, his enlightened and personal testimony about Marquette and his educational contributions to the preservation of Marquette's history." --The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee, presenting Tyler with the Barbara H. Kelly Historic Preservation Award "Tyler Tichelaar speaks from the heart about his love affair with the town of his birth. Join him on a nostalgic tour of one of the great small cities of America." --Karl Bohnak, author of So Cold a Sky: Upper Michigan Weather Stories Learn more at www.MarquetteFiction.com From Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com


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Does Your City or Region Have a Fascinating Story that needs to be told before it's forgotten? Yes, it does, and you can be the person to write it! In this short text, Tyler Tichelaar, author of My Marquette and The Marquette Trilogy, talks in a conversational format about how he became interested in writing both local history and regional and historical fiction and his rese Does Your City or Region Have a Fascinating Story that needs to be told before it's forgotten? Yes, it does, and you can be the person to write it! In this short text, Tyler Tichelaar, author of My Marquette and The Marquette Trilogy, talks in a conversational format about how he became interested in writing both local history and regional and historical fiction and his research and writing process to bring his books to fruition. Readers of "Creating a Local Historical Book" will learn: * What kind of research is required * What counts as research * Where to do research * How to organize that research into a book * How not to go overboard with details * Finding images and gaining usage permission * How to make your book stand out from others * Tips on marketing your history book Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and seventh generation Marquette resident, was raised on tales of his hometown's past. His other interests include literary studies ranging from King Arthur to Gothic texts. He is also a professional editor and writing coach who has guided dozens of authors through the treacherous seas of composition. "Our committee would like to honor Tyler with this award in honor of his meticulous research, his enlightened and personal testimony about Marquette and his educational contributions to the preservation of Marquette's history." --The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee, presenting Tyler with the Barbara H. Kelly Historic Preservation Award "Tyler Tichelaar speaks from the heart about his love affair with the town of his birth. Join him on a nostalgic tour of one of the great small cities of America." --Karl Bohnak, author of So Cold a Sky: Upper Michigan Weather Stories Learn more at www.MarquetteFiction.com From Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com

3 review for Creating a Local Historical Book: Fiction and Non-Fiction Genres

  1. 5 out of 5

    Donna Winters

    A Writer’s Guide to Writing Local History Creating a Local Historical Book: Fiction and Non-fiction Genres by Tyler Tichelaar opens with a transcript of a podcast interview discussing the subject of writing local history. The second section of the book is an article, “Writing Effective Regional Fiction” that provides more detailed advice including what to avoid and what to include in your project. Anyone considering writing local history will benefit from the advice offered in this book. Some of t A Writer’s Guide to Writing Local History Creating a Local Historical Book: Fiction and Non-fiction Genres by Tyler Tichelaar opens with a transcript of a podcast interview discussing the subject of writing local history. The second section of the book is an article, “Writing Effective Regional Fiction” that provides more detailed advice including what to avoid and what to include in your project. Anyone considering writing local history will benefit from the advice offered in this book. Some of the subcategories include: • What kind of research is required • What counts as research • Where to do research • How to organize your research into a book • Finding images • Getting permission to use images • How to make your book stand out • How to market your history book • Understanding Regional Fiction • Finding a Readership for Regional Fiction • Personifying the Region as Protagonist • The Strength is in the Details • Write What You Know The author is highly qualified and experienced in writing local fiction. He has a Ph.D. in Literature from Western Michigan University and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from Northern Michigan University. He is the author of several novels set in his hometown of Marquette Michigan, and has written a non-fiction history of Marquette that includes over 400 pages of history and historical images. He has also received awards for his writing and his work in preserving Marquette’s history. Tyler is talented, knowledgeable, and highly competent where writing local history is concerned. I recommend this book to any writer considering history as the setting or subject of their project.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Marsha

  3. 4 out of 5

    Wayne Davis

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