Saturday, September 12, 2009

Magazine writing class to ponder 'How-To' stories

SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA - The magazine writing class at CSU, Sacramento will be discussing its first writing assignment Monday night - writing a 'how-to' story.

How to stories can encompass anything: How to write a 'how-to' story, How to walk a dog, How to bake a cake, How to get an A in a writing class, How to lose 20 pounds in 20 minutes, How to find a 1964 GTO, and so on... The how-to ideas are only limited by the imaginations of the writers.

The markets for such stories are vast and one of several types of magazine stories in great demand.

My idea for a how-to story for myself is: How to teach a magazine writing class while being required to take 8 furlough days.

An alternative is: How to convince a judge you are unfit for jury duty.

I might have to report Monday morning at the Sacramento County Courthouse.


Jury box
Jury box