Creating A Local Historical Book: Fiction And Non-fiction Genres by Tyler R. TichelaarCreating A Local Historical Book: Fiction And Non-fiction Genres by Tyler R. Tichelaar

Creating A Local Historical Book: Fiction And Non-fiction Genres

byTyler R. Tichelaar

Paperback | October 1, 2012

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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 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

 

Tyler R. Tichelaar is a seventh generation resident of Marquette, Michigan. Since age eight he wanted to be a writer, and at age sixteen, he began writing his first novel, which years later was published as "The Only Thing That Lasts." Tyler has a Ph.D. in Literature from Western Michigan University, and Bachelor and Master's Degrees i...
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Title:Creating A Local Historical Book: Fiction And Non-fiction GenresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.09 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:Loving Healing PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1615991786

ISBN - 13:9781615991785

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Table of Contents

List of Pictures in this Book ............................................................. iiCreating a Local Historical Book .................................................... 1Writing Effective Regional Fiction ................................................. 14Understanding Regional Fiction ................................................. 14Finding a Readership for Regional Fiction ................................. 15Personifying the Region as Protagonist ...................................... 19The Strength is in the Details ..................................................... 20Write What You Know .............................................................. 24Books Cited ................................................................................... 25About the Author .......................................................................... 26List of Pictures in this BookRailroad trestle removal in downtown Marquette (1999-2000)Photo Credit: Sonny Longtine ......................................................... 8Former Marquette County History Museum where Tyler did hisresearch ........................................................................................... 8Bavarian Inn - another local landmark which has disappeared ........ 9The 1949 Centennial Parade has become a touchstone for localfamilies .......................................................................................... 17Upper Harbor LS&I Ore Dock in winter Photo Credit: SonnyLongtine ........................................................................................ 20Marquette County Courthouse - film location for Anatomy of aMurder Photo Credit: Sonny Longtine ........................................... 22Tyler gives the "Sidetracked Book Club" aMarquette history tour .................................................................. 27

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"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 Beautifi cation & Restoration Committee, presenting Tyler with the Barbara H. Kelly Historic Preservation Award"Tyler Tichelaar speaks from the heart about his love aff air 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