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    Sell you're story to a newspaper.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 15 Aug 2017, 12:00 pm

    Have any of you every thought that you might like to sell a story to a newspaper ?

    Well, here is one way to do it from the Sell You're Story Website HERE

    HERE  is the first avenue to use to try this.




    As I have not actually used this site to sell a story I cannot support the veracity of the promise made there.

    Anyway, it might be interesting to look at it.

    HERE is the home site for SWNS. ( South West News Service ).


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    Re: Sell you're story to a newspaper.

    Post by zathrus on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 11:54 am

    Hmmmmm, I can see a problem with this.

    What is to stop this company from using your story anyway once they know about it.
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    Re: Sell you're story to a newspaper.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 19 Aug 2017, 11:50 am

    Yes, you might be right about that.

    One thing you could do is to go straight to the newspaper you want to tell your story to, and then they will have an exclusive of your story and might even pay more for it in that respect.


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    Re: Sell you're story to a newspaper.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 19 Aug 2017, 12:01 pm

    There would still be nothing to stop the newspaper from publishing the story anyway and not paying you anything.
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    Re: Sell you're story to a newspaper.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 11:20 am

    True, but if any newspaper got the reputation for doing that they would very quickly get no new stories from the public.


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    Re: Sell you're story to a newspaper.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 1:00 pm

    I have thought about this on occasions, but I always hold back. Having appeared in both print and TV in the past, and knowing how they work, I would have to be in despair to do it.

    It isn't just the original story, it is the fallout afterwards, neighbours talking behind your back, social media getting hold of it and whipping up a frenzy, and so on.

    If you want a quiet life, don't.
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    Re: Sell you're story to a newspaper.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 1:06 pm

    Yes, it is very true that the term, coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839, that "The pen is Mightier than the sword" is very true.

    It can also be very dangerous too.


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