Here's my story. I help teach a workshop for poetry once a week (gratis) with a wonderful published poet who is my mentor [Helen Ruggieri - who was also nominated for a Pulitzer prize]. I studied English Literature and received a couple of degrees in the field but no "real" job. I've written several grants that have been funded (some for several thousands of dollars), but the money never seems to trickle back to me. (???) Also, it's not that fun. It's a like like writing research papers, but I guess I'm pretty good at it. At any rate, I came across this site (while doing research for a grant) and thought - "Hey, now this might be fun!"