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    • davholla
    • By davholla 6th Dec 12, 5:39 PM
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    sell a story
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    • 6th Dec 12, 5:39 PM
    sell a story 6th Dec 12 at 5:39 PM
    Has anyone ever tried to sell a story (human interest) to a newspaper?
    It is not for me but for a friend (so they don't know who they are dealing with until the agreement is signed).
    It is do with gang violence.
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    • Sassers
    • By Sassers 6th Dec 12, 8:21 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 8:21 PM
    I'm an ex-journo so I know what to expect! Not all of the mags and papers pay well...however I did sell a story to That's Life for a £1000 last year. I got read back and the chance to change mistakes. I was happy with it, the journalist was great and I got the money as soon as the story was printed....I hope this helps x
    Current debt and mortgage: £41, 479
    Debt/Mortgage at start: £92,598 (27/09/2010) I will be debt and mortgage free soon!
  • funnyguy
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    • 6th Dec 12, 10:15 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 10:15 PM
    I wrote an article a few years back from all the money saving schemes I had done.It was only a page.A womans magazine [thr first one I contacted]published it and paid me £300,they made about 80% changes to what I had wrote,but it didnt bother me.Another money saving scheme had been sucessful.
    • davholla
    • By davholla 6th Dec 12, 11:36 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 11:36 PM
    How did you sell it?
    • mrsyardbroom
    • By mrsyardbroom 7th Dec 12, 6:16 PM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 6:16 PM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 6:16 PM
    I used to contribute to magazines writing letters and tips and occasionally selling cartoons. It didn't pay a fortune but it was handy.
    • red devil
    • By red devil 8th Dec 12, 3:41 PM
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    • 8th Dec 12, 3:41 PM
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    • 8th Dec 12, 3:41 PM
    what are the best mags to send letters and pics too??
  • phildallier
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    • 14th Dec 12, 9:14 AM
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    • 14th Dec 12, 9:14 AM
    if you have a good story, and if you are not affraid by hard work, there is an awesome thing !
    Just Transform you story in a script for a movie, go to the website "Amazon Studio" put it on... If many people like it, Warner will make a movie of it, and the first payment four you is : 200 000$ !

    Good luck.
    I'm from France and i'm trying to write a good script for that since 11 month...
    Last edited by phildallier; 14-12-2012 at 9:25 AM.
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