I run a series over on my blog, WordDreams, where I highlight a genre for each letter of the alphabet. Here’s the next in the series:
The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 articles on a themed topic. It’s supposed to be every day except Sundays during the month of April but I did this last year, found it way to busy for the likes of me, and decided to post mine ‘about’ once a month. Yes, it’ll take me a couple of years. Sigh.
My topic, like the last two times I did the conventional approach, will be writing genres.
(also Instruction manual, User’s guide) – an instructional book or booklet that is supplied with consumer products such as vehicles, home appliances, firearms, toys and computer peripherals
- Understand and Know Your Audience.
- Know Your Objective.
- Be Brief and Detailed.
- Include a Table of Contents.
- Be Conversational.
- Avoid a text-book look.
- Make purposeful and effective use of color and lots of white space.
- Make effective use of pictures and diagrams.
- Use a clean, readable san-serif font.
- Include a help-line number.
- car manuals
- software manuals
- computer hardware manuals
- sex manuals
- company start-up manuals
- business practices (any type)
- pet manuals
- parenting manuals
More O Genres:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Winter 2020. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning