As an independent freelance journalist I’ve helped hundreds of people share their story in magazines, newspapers and online.
I have contacts at all the national newspapers and magazines and can help clients decide which publication is the best for them.
Fees for real life stories vary from £150 to thousands of pounds but I can advise on the amount each article is worth.
If you have a true story about a celebrity I can help you share that too.
It could be something happy or sad, scandalous or inspiring.
You may be looking to raise money for an appeal or charity, or increase awareness of something that has happened in your life to help others in the same situation.
The story doesn’t have to be about you either – it can even be about your pet!
Here’s some headlines of stories I’ve placed over the years to give an indication of the kind of stories that are of interest….
‘Meet the gay sperm donor who fathered ten babies in a year,’ ’I had a tattoo of Boris Johnson on my leg,’ ‘My dad became my mum,’ ‘I married my mother-in-law,’ ‘I lost eight stone using a piece of string,’ ‘I was so fat I couldn’t walk – now I run half marathons’, ‘I’ve won £150,000 worth of holidays,’ ‘Gambling killed my son – now I want to help others,’ ‘My two legged chihuahua thinks he’s a kangaroo,’ and ‘I gave birth on the loo.’
If you’re thinking ‘I want to sell my story,’ then please fill out the contact form giving your name, phone number and an outline of what it’s about. Please contact me
I will then call to discuss it further, and give you an idea of where I would expect the story to appear and what fee you would be paid.
You’ll then need to send me some photographs via e mail, and any other relevant documents, then I will pitch the story.
Once I have secured a fee, I’ll write the piece and read it back to you so you can check you are happy with how it is being presented before sending it off to the newspaper or magazine.
It’s as simple as that, and you will be paid within a few weeks of your story being printed.
TV companies often like to speak to people who have shared real life stories, so you could appear on a show like This Morning too.
I’m always looking for case studies to talk about all kinds of things too so please follow me on Twitter and Facebook for updates.