Writing About Entertainment


Entertainment is a broad word used to describe a variety of activities. Some involve physical activity, others are more sedentary and may be for the enjoyment of the individual or the group. Some are used in a formal setting and involve professional performers and the public. Other activities are for the benefit of children and involve play, which prepares them for more formal responsibilities and social interactions later in life (7-9). In some cases, it also involves a number of different media forms. The word is usually abbreviated to entmt when writing articles in the industry or for news publications, such as newspapers or magazines where space is a concern.

When writing an entertainment article, it is important to determine an angle for your article and apply a narrow focus. For example, if you have a celebrity that you want to write about, try to include a social or humanitarian issue that they are involved in, and how their personality or appearance has contributed to this cause.