I was getting close to achieving my dream... being a full time writer and sharing my scripts on my Freedrama.net website. But then one of my major advertisers, Amazon, decided to pull their ads because there are too many websites copying my writing which makes it appear like my website is not original content. This results in losing a third of my writing income. It's a big blow to a father of 4 kids who has a slim budget. I am not a rich writer and my family depends on the income I generate from my writing so this is very important to me.
So please do NOT repost the text of my scripts on another website. This hurts me as a writer and hurts my family.
It is also difficult to publish my plays because of this problem. My publisher (also Amazon) sees that my writing is on several different websites and they sometimes reject my publications because of it. It is all automated so when I speak to a human, it gets worked out but it still creates a lot of problems.
It's even more frustrating when people don't even credit me as the author. That is the most upsetting... having someone claim your work as their own.
I know... I know... you're probably thinking, that's the risk I take putting my writing online. It is important to me to get my writing out there and offer it for free to low income schools and theatre groups with no budgets. I want to help everyone to enjoy drama for as little money as possible. In return I only ask that people not copy my work (and to give me credit).
Here is how you can help.
1) Do NOT repost the text of my scripts online.
2) Contact me if you find one of my monologues on a website that is not freedrama.net or this blog.
Videos of my scripts are okay, but not if they reprint the text. Or if someone does not credit the website source, that's a problem though. Please report those as well.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the links. I really appreciate your help!
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