William W. Cook


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For thirty-three years this was the home of William Wallace Cook, prolific writer of dime novels. Heroes such as Frank Merriwell, Nick Carter, and Buffalo Bill were his specialty. Employed by Street and Smith, serial publishers, Cook's problems in turning out quantities of material on a tight schedule were described in the autobiographical account, The Fiction Factory. He later systematized his writing technique in Plotto, A New Method of Creative Fiction. Born in Marshall in 1867, Cook returned in 1900 and resided here until his death in 1933.
 

Registered Site L0218
Erected 1973

Location: 603 North Kalamazoo
Marshall, Calhoun County

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