Do It For The Money by Melanie Neale

Calling all writers: what’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done for money?

Five Writers

5writers is delighted to welcome back guest blogger Melanie Neale. Be sure to read this post all the way to the bottom for an exclusive 5writers exclusive submission opportunity!!!


Melanie Neale grew up living aboard a 47’ sailboat, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Eckerd College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Florida International University.  She lived aboard her own 28’ sailboat while in graduate school. She currently works as the Director of Student Affairs for a private art college in Florida.  Melanie has published fiction, poetry and nonfiction in literary journals and magazines, and is recipient of several awards.  Her “Short Story” column appeared bimonthly in Cruising World Magazine from 2006 to 2009.  Boat Girl: A Memoir of Youth, Love, and Fiberglass was published in 2012 and the Middle Grades version, Boat Kid: How I Survived Swimming with Sharks, Being Homeschooled, and Growing…

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