Tips and advice on writing about a local institution, from my experience in writing the book Land of Fun about Funland, an old-time amusement park in Rehoboth Beach, Del., that opened in 1962. These tips include:
- The best way to do research, and how much is enough?
- How to determine what to write about (what makes the place special to those who go)
- The interview process: who to interview, what questions to ask and how to get the most out of the people you interview
- How to write to revive happy memories
- How to gather great stories and structure your book around them
- How to use photos to set the scene and tell your story
About the Writer:
Chris Lindsley has more than 30 years experience as a writer, editor and marketer. He is the author of Land of Fun, a book about Funland, a small amusement park and local institution in Rehoboth Beach, Del., that was published in May of 2019. Land of Fun has sold more than 2,300 books to date, and the publicity Chris has generated for the book includes stories in the Washington Post and USA Today, along with a four-minute feature on WHYY-TV in Philadelphia.
Rehoboth Beach’s Funland: A Timeless Treasure (Washington Post Story): https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/rehoboth-beachs-funland-a-timeless-treasure/2019/08/01/03eb2d78-a710-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html
Story on Funland in NAPHA Chronicle: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bcbgb30ydj3dw8q/FunlandStoryinNAPHAChronicle.pdf?dl=0
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