How to Write Your Story


We need your stories to be non-fiction as we want you to write about a day in your life. You can choose your stories theme to be: 

Once you have written your 5000 to 7500 words you can submit your story to us, along with your 500 to 700 word synopsis, that will be uploaded onto our site for voters to read.

Feel free to check out our Writing Tips to learn about the audience, details to include and the words and phrases you should and shouldn’t use, to help you gain success and get published!

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Story Writing

The best thing about this project is that you don’t need to be a writer to join in on this amazing story writing opportunity! There is also no specific event you should be writing about, so get creative.

We recommend you take a look at examples of short stories, especially ones with the same theme as yours, so you can get an idea of how to write and entice the audience.

Our blog is also a fab place to look for ideas about writing styles and how you can use them when writing.

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Want to get involved?

A British Story is a community project who is activaly seeking kind people to donate either their time or money.  Our project will only succeed due to the genorosity of people like you.

Donate Your Time

If you have a few spare hours a week please read our donate your time page to see how you can help.

Donate Money

Donations are welcome via our just giving page. Read our donate money page for further details,

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About Our Project

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How It Works

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The Voting Process

The concept of this project is to recruit volunteers to write a story about a day in their life.

After the closing date of 31st October 2017 a summary of the best short stories will be available on our website for you to vote for your favorites. The 20 with the most votes will be put forward for inclusion in the published book – A British Story.

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Not a writer, but want to get involved?

We seek talented people like you to help in the “A British Story” film project.

We need devoted volunteers for this project to succeed. If you work for a company, charity, organisation or are an individual, they/you will be included in the book credits when over 75 hours of your time is donated. If you think you can help us out, please sign up and we will contact you as soon as possible.
We need a pool of talented volunteers for this fundraising project who will be able to work from their own location. When you sign up for the volunteer category, please indicate what special talent you have. Your assistance is invaluable in our efforts to support our project.

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Read Some of our Latest Submitted Stories

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Laura – Written By Simon Macbeth

This time Laura knew I, Simon Macbeth Roundhay was calling the police, probably because I told her. So I was talking to the police on my mobile and she was calling them too on the landline. She dialled 999, started crying and told the police that I’d raped her. She told the police that she’d locked me in her house to keep me there until the police arrived. I was still on my phone giving line by line commentary on what Laura was saying and doing. About five minutes later the police were at the house and they arrested me.