This was very mercenary. It's not so much about how to write as it is about how to get hired and get paid as a screenwriter. It does include tips, examples and a few anecdotes. It doesn't have an index. It is interesting and explains why the writing on most tv shows is so horrible. It's all about the money and no one cares about the quality or continuity, only about getting paid. I won this from the goodreads first-reads program.