A modern minstrel piping to order for magazines, including even technical journals such as Iron Age, Master Mechanic, and so on; writes verses for calendars, greeting cards, at allus, and keeps a sense of humor. A commercial versifier with more method than madness in his career, his credo of writing of the perspiration rather than inspiration school. The style is distinctly ""of the people"". Thumbnail sketches of editors of magazines and other writers. Easy reading, amusing, and with many practical hints for the would-be magazine writer.