How to Write an Entertaiment Article

An entertaiment is a performance that provides amusement, often involving a spectacle. The clown at a birthday party, the Broadway show, your friends fighting over the last potato chip—all are forms of entertainment. The word comes from the Old French entretenement, which meant “to hold together” or “to support.” Today we think of theatrical entertainment as shows, visual entertainment as the stuff you like to look at, and audio entertainment as music.

Writing an entertaining article is all about understanding your audience and incorporating humor or wit. Another key technique is to paint pictures with your words. Describe what you see, hear, smell, and taste to make the scene come alive for your readers. For example, instead of saying he drove fast, say he zipped through the winding roads at 80 miles per hour. Using this technique will keep your readers engaged and laughing throughout the article. Click on a collocation below to see more examples of this technique.