Whether writing nonfiction, fiction, or family history, writers often run right into a brick wall when it comes to research. After attempting all traditional avenues, the feeling is to give up on the project. However, more often than not, there is a wealth of undiscovered information just below the surface.
Published author and college English Instructor Wendy Koile will offer and demonstrate how to utilize overlooked or obscure resources for your writing projects. These resources have played a key role in Wendy’s own books and research on previously presumed lost history topics. Best of all, most of these resources are free! Wendy will walk you through the research process, offer advice on your projects, and showcase how there is always more to excavate when hunting that hidden treasure of information that will make your writing complete.
Wendy Koile is the author of three Ohio history books published by the History Press: Geneva on the Lake: Ohio’s First Summer Resort (2012), Legends and Lost Treasure of Northern Ohio (2014), and Disasters on Ohio’s Lake Erie Islands (2015). Wendy holds a master’s degree in Teaching English and is a full-time instructor at Zane State College. When Wendy is not teaching or writing, she loves to travel Ohio and explore many forgotten nooks and crannies of our great state.