Back in 2007 I landed my first professional (ongoing) writing gig. I was the About.com Guide to Plays and Drama. For six years I wrote study guides for students, as well as articles about the history of theater, improv, and acting tips.
It's been about a year and a half since I written for the company (although I still receive royalty checks, so keep visiting their website!). I've enjoyed he extra free time to develop children's books, but every once in a while I miss the non-fiction side of writing.
That's why it was a pleasant surprise when I received an invitation from Pioneer Drama Service. (Two of my plays are with them, including my most recent: Downton Zombie.) They asked if I would write articles for drama teachers / theater folks for their ongoing newsletter/blog. Last month I wrote one about Shakespeare in the classroom. This week I finished an article about "Introverts on Stage." Even more exciting, the send me a check for each article! Woo-hoo. I'll let you know if they like my latest, and when the check arrives I'll adjust my Challenge Score accordingly.
Challenge Total: $76.82
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