Everyone Wants My Job
The ABC’S of Entertainment Writing
“I want a job like that!” This is the statement people make when they find out what author Diana Saenger does for a living. Who wouldn’t love to get paid to go to movies, attend plays, eat at restaurants, listen to music, read books, and meet celebrities? Sounds more like a paid vacation, but that’s what entertainment writers do.
In this book Diana Saenger reveals how to break into the field of entertainment writing. You will learn how to critically analyze movies, plays, videos, music, restaurants, and books and write intriguing articles. You will learn how to meet and effectively interview famous authors, movie stars, professional athletes, popular musicians, and other celebrities. You will experience the thrill of rubbing elbows with celebrities and be welcome to exclusive banquets and gatherings reserved only for insiders.
If you want a job that is fun and exciting, this is your opportunity. You will learn everything you need to know to get started and become a successful entertainment writer. It won’t be long before people will be saying to you: “I want your job!”
Diana Saenger is a journalist, editor, and freelance entertainment writer. Owner of the Saenger Syndicate, she has been a film critic for ten years and regularly interviews celebrities and other professionals in the entertainment field.
Her work has appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune, Inside Sports Magazine, Good Times Magazine, Romance Forever Magazine, Romantic Times Magazine, Teen Magazine, Script Magazine, Uptown News Magazine, Senior World, Alaska Parenting, San Diego Family Magazine, Arts San Diego Magazine, San Diego Writers Monthly, and selected newspapers across America. Diana’s film and theater quotes have run in national newspaper ads in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, and Daily Variety.
Diana was co-editor of The Fall In, a San Diego Police Department Magazine and co-authored the book, How to Win at Handicap Drag Racing. She is the author of My Life as a POW in the Vietnam War.
Entertainment editor for Romance Bower Magazine and the East County Californian, and managing editor for Uptown Marquee News Magazine, Diana reviews theater, books, music, films, and restaurants. Diana is a staff writer for Script Magazine and the winner of numerous writing awards from California Media Professionals, San Diego Press Club, and The National Association of Press Women. She has been a judge for the San Diego Books Awards, the Writer’s Workshop Minority Screenplay Contest, Kava Screenplay Competition, and national contests for Romance Writers of America.
“A savvy and comprehensive guide to a strange but wonderful business.”
-Bob Strauss, film critic, LA Daily News
“If you ever wondered what it takes to interview Julia Roberts, Diana Saenger has written the answer. Her advice to writing reviews is essential to neophyte critics.”
-Raymond Regis, film maker, assistant professor and archivist at the North Carolina School of the Arts
“Diana Saenger writes what she knows and she knows showbiz. Her book comes from the perspective of someone who loves her work. There’s a reason everyone wants her job!”
-George Pennacchio, KABC-TV Los Angeles Entertainment Reporter