How to Pitch And Sell A Movie Based On Your Autobiography Or Life Story

There are ways to get a movie made about your autobiography. However, it’s an uphill battle. Let me share some tactics you can use when pitching your autobiography or memoir.

A difficult aspect of selling your autobiography is that you can lose perspective. When people accept or reject aspects of your autobiography, it’s easy to take it personally.

Therefore, to have the best chance to get your autobiography published or produced, you need to be able to see the pluses and minuses of the project in a more objective way.

What If Someone Else Was Pitching Your Autobiography?

Imagine how someone you don’t know would pitch your autobiography.

  • How would they start?
  • What elements would they highlight?
  • What would they leave out?
  • How would they describe YOU?

Most decision-makers are suspicious of people who are pitching autobiographical projects. This is because there are a lot of people people who believe “my life should be a movie/book,” when their life isn’t the kind of story that would interest a large audience.

One of the best ways to sell your autobiography is to partner with someone known for working with biographical material, and let them pitch it. That provides a crucial ingredient to getting a decision-maker interested: third-party validation.

Accumulate Third-party Validation

The single best thing you can do to make a decision-maker see the value of your autobiography is to convince other decision-makers that it is valuable.

For example:

  • Get a story about you written in the local paper.
  • Get a national magazine to feature you.
  • Attach a producer who specializes in biography.
  • Attach a star to the project who wants to play “you.”

What Is The ‘Movie Story’ Version Of Your Autobiography?

Thinking about what your autobiography would look like as a movie can help you clarify the most compelling aspects of the project. This will help you to pitch it effectively (whether you want it to be a movie or not).

Movies need to have a simple, clear story that maximizes visual interest. This often requires making significant adjustments to the actual events of your life. That’s why real lives and movie versions often differ (more on this here and here).

If your story was going to be a movie, how would you have to shape or adjust your story to fit the medium?

See Your Autobiography From The Decision-Maker’s POV

Lucky Man book coverAutobiographies, whether a book like Lucky Man (by and about Michael J. Fox), a movie like 8 Mile (about and starring Eminem), or a TV show like Louie (by, about, and starring Louis C.K.) have lots of potential to make money.

However, decision-makers such as agents, executives, and publishers typically do not want to invest in an autobiography unless it meets at least one of two standards:

  1. It must be incredible, timely, and relevant.
  2. It must already be successful in some other medium.

Incredible, Timely, And Relevant

You may have an unusual, amazing life story. But if it is not also timely and relevant to what’s happening in our culture, decision-makers are unlikely to want to invest.

To develop a more compelling pitch for your project:

  • Identify famous historical analogues to your story.
  • Link your story to trends in contemporary culture.
  • Reference current news stories on the same topic.

Here are two autobiographies that are in development. I’ve chosen them because neither author is a celebrity though both have extraordinary stories.

American Sniper bookScreen Shot 2013-10-16 at 9.05.17 AMSomething to notice about these two examples—neither was sold immediately as a movie. American Sniper was a successful book first, and Saroo Brierly’s story received significant international press coverage, then was sold as a book to Penguin and as a movie to See-Saw Films (The King’s Speech).

This demonstrates one of the key ingredients of selling your autobiography: proving that it has been successful in another medium.

Already Successful In Another Medium

Pam Grier bookIf you are a celebrity, this is a form of success in another medium. Being a famous actor, businessperson, or other “star” is one kind of evidence that there may be a market for material about YOU.

So, for example, an autobiography in development is:

However, if you’re not a celebrity, there are other ways to prove that your story is worth telling. Here are some things I have seen people do that helped them to sell an autobiographical project:

  • Getting national press
  • Performing a financially successful one-person show
  • Distributing a short film on YouTube which goes viral
  • Creating a popular blog about your life
  • Publishing articles that leverage your experience
  • Becoming a public speaker

How To Use Your Personal Story

This may surprise you, but if you’re pitching an autobiography, this is what you should do:

If possible, pitch the project without referencing yourself at all.

Prove that the story stands on its own. Then, if you get sufficient interest from the decision-maker and you get asked how you came up with the idea, with humility and brevity you can describe the part of your own life that gave rise to the project.

This strategy is more effective than leading with your connection to the material because:

  1. You demonstrate professionalism by showing that the story comes first.
  2. Your personal connection adds credibility to the material.
  3. Your personal experience acts as a “button” to an already strong pitch.

Do you have a favorite autobiographical project? Let me know in the comments.

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Discussion About How to Pitch And Sell A Movie Based On Your Autobiography Or Life Story

  1. Bonnie Russell

    While trying not to sound like a *massive* suck-up, Stephanie,

    you alone is worth the price of admission.

    So there.


    • Stephanie Palmer

      Thanks, Bonnie!

    • Frank

      I have the best book idea who do I talk to

      • Richard Langner

        I have true story to be publish. I had press conference
        with nbc ,msnbc .abc, on January 18-2016 at Red Tail.
        Lodge in Vernon N.J 07462

    • Antonis


      I have a true story, autobiography, about when i was bitten by 2 lions at the local zoo. It is more than a decade ago.

    • Joseph. Rickards or

      I have a true story that really happened to my older brother and l. We really got lost in the gulf of Mexico when we was in our teens for (6) six days.

  2. Frank Sacks

    Hi Stephanie,

    I have an auto-bio in script form and a pretty good web site about my action/comedy that is based on a true story… called Hot Foot! (see

    I am about to start trying to raise seed money by advertising to foot doctors/surgeons… The budget ($7m) is complete, so are the Biz Plan and Private Placement Memorandum.

    Wondered if you’d take a look at the site and would like to know more?


    Frank Sacks*
    310 597-9888

    Hot Foot! will be my 5th feature film… my other credits are on IMDB.

  3. The Love Guru Blaire

    Hey Stephanie!

    Enjoyed this article — you gave me something new to think about regarding this topic. Thank you!

    The Awakened Warrior and Race Wars

  4. Chris

    Hi Stephanie,

    I’ve been working on a project based on incidents in my life while my parents attended college in San Francisco in the 60’s. Such a surfeit of material! I’m trying to break a story through it without going “Slacker” style indie. So far, I keep ending up as comic relief in the larger picture… :-


  5. Cyril Eziamaka

    Greetings Stephanie,

    Your insights is great, I surely keep focus.


  6. Robert hammond

    Wonderful article, Stephanie. I work with many aspiring writers who want to tell their life stories. I will be sure to provide this link on my Transformed by Writing website and facebook page. Thanks so much for the great points and perspective.

  7. Robert hammond

    As I’ve been working to bring the Cecil B. DeMille biopic (based on my novel) to the big screen, I keep getting calls from people telling me to make a movie about my own story. After spending half my life in and out of prisons and rehabs struggling with drug addiction, a writer sees “the Light” and turns his life around, becoming a bestselling author, award winning screenwriter, producer, and creative writing professor who helps others find their inner light and share their stories with the world. Or something like that. See:

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Sounds like you’ve had quite a life, Robert. Good luck with the biopic and your writing career as well!

    • Gansery mbye

      Hello Sir, I need with writing a book about my life and turn it in to movie. I had a very complicated life story which I feel sharing it others who can learn from my and how I decided to handle it in the end. I don’t know how to go about doing this can you help? Thanks

  8. Kevin Foster

    Another great article, Stephanie, but you forgot one thing… greed. My life story has been pitched in Hollywood since it first came to the surface in 1990; the first star to be interested in it was Tom Cruise (we share the same lawyer), but weather it was the studio (all the major ones), executives (like Michael Eiser’s straight $2 million offer), or producers (can name any one of them), it was, they all loved the story, but I would have to take a back seat, let them have the script, which they would make into a “glorius film,” and hey, isn’t it cool that I’d see it on the big screen… while they make the money and I get the bragging rights (and to be fair, Eiser was the only one that offered money, but I could make that amount on the merchandise alone). Every time I seem to come close to a deal, the Greed Monster rears it’s ugly head, and it’s back to the beginning. Now that the documentary is currently being filmed, perhaps that will give credit to a feature film.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Thanks for sharing your experience, Kevin. You’re right, we can’t ignore that greed does play a part in many negotiations.

    • elaine keno

      I don’t know who you are or what your story is, but if you turned down 2-million dollars and it was the only offer of money, you may be the one who is greedy. How much money does one need? (rhetorical ?)

    • Vincent

      I agree with Elaine. The universe sent you an offer of two million dollars for your story and you sneezed at it. You are calling the kettle black. You have just as much greed as the people you despise. It’s ironic.
      Highly unlikely you will ever get an offer like that again or even another offer at all in your entire life. You let your pride and ego get in the way. Most writers and most people in general would be thrilled to have their story bought by a major studio and be paid two million dollars for it. Your life would change. Thinksof the thousands of struggling artists and people, and you turned your back on two million dollars.
      How unfortunate to see someone so blinded by ego and greed they would ruin their careers.
      So what if they changed it? So what if they made more money than you? Two million dollars would set you up for the rest of your life and you could of had the opportunity to sell other projects as others would have taken an interest in you. I’m saddened to see your lack of gratitude and common sense. You were given a golden chalice and you spit in it.

      • Cindy Hammons

        Well, I have to ask you and please be honest if not for no-one but be honest with yourself, were you really offered 2 million $ or is that what you really wish to be offered or want people to think. Because I believe I would have jumped in with both hands writing. Just my opinion. If this is really true I’d think long and hard before turning that much money away. And would feel blessed to have had such an offer. Everyone has a good story but Jesus is the only PERFECT story ever told and is worth way more than anyone’s the only one worth 2 mill or more. Be grateful with your offer not greedy!

  9. Aida

    I would like to contact some writers or producers regarding true life story which ia great for either movie or a book.


  10. Jim G

    Enough of a story on my web site for a movie? Perhaps a book since much of the psychosis was in my head? You have good advice about changing the story to make it more appealing.

  11. Caesar

    Hi Stephanie,
    I’m from Iraq originally. and in the last 5 years before the second gulf war (2003), I managed to recruit few young men into joining me to form a small group of freedom fighter. We fought Saddam’s regime at night, infiltrating execution camps to save innocent victims from being executed (for no reason other than to terrorize the rest of the Iraqi people) the next morning.
    we’ve lost a good friend and a heroic member of our group, sacrificing his life to save ours. We were just young men who lived an ordinary day life as university students, but at night, we gambled on our lives in order to save the innocents. I was too close to being captured by that ruthless regime, if it weren’t for the war to break out in 2003, right after I was blacklisted by the government.
    I live in the U.S. now as a political asylee, because I worked hand in hand with the U.S. troops in Iraq during and after the war, to supply poor villages with food and medicine… Only to find myself blacklisted once again by the new rising resistance who saw me as “a traitor who works for the Americans”.
    A good friend of mine is a writer, and she helped me condense all those moments of my life in a book. The problem was (and it still is), it’s too hard to pitch a book to publishers or movie producers. And we lack the right connections.
    So I’d really appreciate any advice.


    • Stephanie Palmer

      You have a great story. But to sell the book, you need a great pitch. I recommend my course, How To Be A Professional Writer. It’s the equivalent of working with me for ten or more sessions (a value of approximately $4000). Then, look for the right pitchfest situation to get yourself in front of potential publishers and see what their feedback is on your pitch. This will not only help you further improve your pitch, but you may develop the connections you need with decision-makers and fellow authors. Once you’ve done that, let me know and we’ll talk about the next steps.

      • Reese

        I’m taking this advise

  12. vladimir

    My real story, is passionate,and many people said that’s good for a film…

  13. Mizpah

    My, My, My… A reservoir of information, I dipped my bucket in this GREAT body of needed information. Engulfed,Amazingly Overwhelmed. Thank You.

  14. Mizpah518

    WOW! I stopped everything for three days and totally submerged myself in this reservoir. Came up for air. With years of Forensic Experience-pointing my creative compass in one direction. Haha! Thank Again, and Again and Again…


    Hi,i think i have a great idea for a book or movie…i am Bulgarian ,half of my live was the communist regime,and i grow up as an orphan,(to be orphan in Bulgaria is totally different than in America)and i think ,my story is going to be address to orphan kids,as a success- real story,not to give up you dreams. After all ,i am a mother of 3,and a grand mother.I can say that,all my dream’s become true.I am american citizen now,and all my kids and grand kids are with me in USA. I have a hard time ,writing in English,that is the reason ,not to write my story by myself.

    • simona

      Hello my Bulgarian friend, my name is simona im in Canada, my background is Romanian my husband is Bulgarian, the reason im contacting you is i have the same Past im looking to shear my life story but is very hard to find some one ….did you have any luck?
      please stay in touch hope we can find some one interested in our life story…
      Hope to hear back from you.

  16. Donna

    I have a true life story about me and my siblings that lived with a stepdad who done horrible things to us when we were kids, the end result was he tried to kill me and my 2 sisters because he was afraid of us telling on him, he did shoot one of my sisters in the back. I feel my true life story would make a great movie and I would like someone get in touch with me and tell me what I need to do to get started please.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Donna, I am so sorry that you had to experience something so horrible. The first step is to get as much down of your story as you can in writing. Some people like to type out their thoughts and others prefer to record a conversation and then have the words transcribed. When you have the story written down, then you will have a document that you can share with others (potential producers, screenwriters, managers, others who can help).

      • Amanda Condon

        What is the next step after you have most of it written down?

      • Stephanie Palmer

        Take a break. Then, after some time (a week or more), read through what you have written and see what you can cut, move, and combine to make it more clear and compelling.

    • notellingu

      I also have a life story of abuse. i also have some one who credibly or a list of them who might wanted t shut me up when i did not go down from 12 years of torure. It also invovled revealing some supernatural or unatrual things going on with people and intent to keep me down. I escaped and go to lie to talk about it and not just talk about it but i was rising as one of young guns and talents voices in art world out of being the bullshit target scapegoat of society and win my freedome from a medical night mare and lie. For reaso family wanted me to fit a mold of a medical lie an i escape and start to turn into the kid i was before this happen. that things began to be put in my place rising despite all odds and people against me to where i belonged and uncoering mysteries of who did things to me and kept me down for yeras a hostage and other evil games. i manage to stay alive in my story and defy abusers and henchmen set on me to destroy or damage me and undermine my fairytale charming and charmed life. But just as i seem to ahve defied it all and still land on my toe filming it all mentally. i knew oneof the persons pluss who i esdcape in this story of cinderella vs world, has a plan i can smell but im unable to stop what im set up and it leads to a person persons put in my path and one of them a larger than life man in music who i forsee is part of plan but avoid and despite what i saw and avoided as a last attempt to fell my life and incrdulize me by reversing years of defiant miracles vs medical lies abuse and failures. the use of this man with or without his knowing lead to my death and sickness and undermines my entire climb and health leaving me to die and lose the chance to hae it all just as i defied all odss to have it and lose my mind health in a twisted plot and game. i to have the twisted jelous family or evil friends person in this story who might conjure the whole mess up.. i need someone to help me make it a movie to uncover a thick murder plot like alpha dogs..

  17. Nina

    My life is about having to live with my parents till I was 30 to finally get married. During that time I was unemployed for 6 years due to social phobias and anxiety / I had a false visionary brainwash me by forcing me to become a nun in her religious community. It was a 3 year battle etc there’s more to the story , the extra details , just think my journey would make a good movie

  18. michael shannon

    I have a terrible story that happend and is happening to me now child was stolen from me and taken to louisianna by her birthmother..and bought and sold in a shady adoption without my knowledge …the witness on the adoption came forward and told me what they had done ….im no writer ….but if given the right person I would to have my story put in the public’s eye about what is happening in america to poor people…and how adoption corporations are buying and selling our children I’m in court now ..police have an investigation and I want my story heard…

    • Stephanie Palmer

      I’m so sorry to hear your tragic story, Michael. I suggest contacting the local news media as a first step.

  19. neimanjohnson

    hello and hi

    My name is neiman Johnson and I have an incredibleh amazing story. When I was 3 a family member tried to human sacrifice me. They only got as far branding me. When i was five I saved a woman from a serial killer who put her in a woodchipper. I chose not to go public so it was never put in a newspaper. I later went on to save other lives from rapeS and overdoseS and I almost saved someone from being lynched when I was 17 (1999). I later found out about nine eleven before it happened and gave a whole whole of ideas that are out now and a billion people use them on a daily basis. I asked for rights and change in return. this is my story in a nutshell. And I’m currently writing an autobiography. I’m on year 2006 I plan on stopping at year 2014.

    I’d like to know if I have a story that has the potential to be picked up the movie makers?

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Hi Neiman,

      You’ve obviously had some shocking life experiences, but this doesn’t mean that your life rights are likely to be purchased by movie makers. The majority of people who have their life rights purchased have had stories in the national or international press first to validate and verify their experiences. This isn’t to diminish your traumatic experiences, only to share that it is very rare that life rights are purchased for movies.

  20. t

    Hi I have a true life story for a book and movie. I will and won’t reveal on here.. but I can say almost everything I tell … their is proof to it all… I’m looking for someone who I can trust who is in search of doing a film… or writing a book on true life events of someone family… I know you all heard this before … awwww I have a great story… but the events that happened in me and my kids life is different…. I Pray that Someone Serious will Contact me.. And I know This will be one of the best Book Seller and one of the Best True life stories out Movie. I cry as I type this cause its so much.. I just don’t know how to get my story out.. But I know someday someone will contact me and beileve in me and be willing to sit and listen to everything.. Thanks

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Hi Tanisha. The first step I recommend is to write down as much of your story as you can. This can be therapeutic, but also will give you a place to start when talking to producers or journalists.

  21. sandra and jim

    Looking to tell my love story!

  22. John Paul Cruz

    In 1982 I was a small time drug dealer in the public park (Bryant Park) behind the library in Manhattan, New York City, and I was ask to join a running group for people with disability because I was born with one leg. I took them up on invitation, and I started training in Central Park 20 to 30 miles a week and also participated in races ranging from 5 miles, 6, 10, 12.4, 13.1, and 20 miler. This training was in preparation for the New York City marathon which is 26.2 miles in distance. On October of 1983 I was on the staring line of the New York City Marathon at Verrazano Bridge with six other disable participants, and I complete the distance in 7 hours and 6 minutes and became the first man in the history of the marathon to do it on one leg and a pair of regular crutches. I was subject of lots of media coverage, and I was even invited to the White House to be congratulated by Ronald Reagan and was in more then 500 thousand copies of the Hispanic news paper in New York city with Ronald Reagan on the back page which is the sport section. I did the marathon the following year and again was subject of lots of media coverage. I repeat it again in !986, but it was the Miami Orange Bowl Marathon and I was in the front page of the Miami Herald over 1.5 million of the Sunday paper. I have videos of my visit to the White House and the news paper clips are on archive. After all that achievement I got deep into drugs and I could not quick doing them for over twenty years, but twenty three years ago I left them and I went back to college and got and associate, a bachelors and masters in international business. I also though myself to play the trombone and in the last two years I have been playing with community bands in Miami and now in Philadelphia where I moved from Miami. I am also a founding member and the first member of Achilles International which is the organization that makes it possible for the disable vets to participate in marathon around the country and around the world. I spend three years smoking crack in the streets of New York City, and I use to sleep in park benches, in Central Park, and in the trains of the New York City subway. I was in and out of jails in New York city. Today I have a Masters degree in International Business, and I am married to a wonderful woman who I loves me. I have proof of everything and the New York Roadrunners and Achilles International can vouch for me that my life story is free of biases and true.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      You have an incredible story, John Paul. I recommend Judy Carter’s book The Message of You as it may help you create an inspirational speech and be able to share your story to a wider platform so others may benefit.

  23. blank

    IF I SELL MY STORY I WOULD PUT ALOT OF FAMOUS PEOPLE IN THE SPOT IM CURRENTLY ON HOUSE ARREST FOR WHAT I’VE DONE BUT IT WOULD REALLY STOP ALOT OF FRAUD AND WOULD MAYBE EVEN PUT A TARGET ON MY HEAD I HAVE BEEN ON THE NEWS online done alot but just don’t know who would contact me but my story involves drugs fraud money party famous people and traveling and jail and all that crazy stuff any suggestions

  24. Jimmy Swindell

    Hello Stephanie,

    my story is probably the most bizarre, and it may be that it can never be shared with the world. Within the realm of Ufology, the term “trained observer” is usually reserved for someone whose professional occupation suggests they are more reliable as a UFO witness than your average Joe; such as policemen, pilots, and so on. Well I am a pretty average Joe, and I am also likely one of the most well “trained observers” to come along in a while. I have been trained by the surveillance subjects themselves, and have been provided with multiple demonstrations of what they can do.

    I have not had any direct contact with the subjects. All I have are recorded observations, non recorded observations, and conjecture. Given what I witnessed with their first demonstration, it appears they are capable of interdimensional travel and perhaps interdimensional transport as well. The transport possibility is a rather timely and relevant distinction given our present malaise; as in those three reactor cores at Fukushima that have melted down beyond their containment vessels. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just wish them away?

    The likelihood of being able to secure some intergalactic help with our energy problems is not very promising, primarily due to this nation’s absolute and thorough corruption. The oligarchs will drag this world to permanent extinction before admitting that nuclear energy isn’t as nice and safe as they want us to believe. As for acknowledging the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrial life, the oligarchs are also afraid someone might ask. “Hey, why is it that UFOs are seen almost everywhere in the world except at a gas station filling up with fossil fuel?”

    I am struggling with trying to write my own story, and doubt my dubious writing talent warrants me spending over $800 with From what I’ve been told, I’d still be saddled with marketing it. My first effort, “Stalkers”, was a stab at wrapping it in humor, an introduction with four paragraphs. It seems pretty lame as I look at it now. Looking at returns I got from Googling “sell your story”, besides finding your webpage I’m also looking at the Sun tabloid in the UK. Well let me leave you with my not so great narrative website.

    At this other website, I don’t include any narrative. Just a handful of photos and videos.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Thanks for your note, Jimmy. Selling this kind of story will be easier if you are able to get mainstream press to cover it, though many popular stories have started from the tabloid world. I’d focus on your local press, then state, national and international. I wish you lots of luck.

  25. Patty

    Your suggestions listed above are very helpful. Finding how to connect first is the hardest. I’ve been told over and over to share my story. My target of readers are inner city teens who feel helpless and stuck due to circumstances beyond their control. I was one of those kids who always knew there was something more “out there” and while my life was surrounded by violence, molestation, drugs, alocohol, and guns – not to mention the culture shock of moving as a teen from the big city to the likes of “Deliverance” in rural Appalachia, I never gave up hope to live my life how I envisioned. I want so desperately to share my story in hopes of touching even just one teen to inspire hope, perseverance and determination. I’m glad you’ve provided some avenues to consider as I’m piecing together my story that hopefully will not only appeal to our today’s youth from a humorous perspective, but most importantly, with hopes of saving a life. Thank you ~

  26. Brandon Bowles


    I am the son of Bryant William Bowles I am now 58 yrs old I feel like it is time to tell my story with what is going on in a
    America today between blacks and whites I was very impressed with Pat Buchanan comments to Barack Obamba on race that cost him his release from CNN it was truly a eye opener for the American public both black and white to think about please google my father and advice me of the best way to get my story out there I am a very successful building contractor it’s not for the money I want this story told please advice thanks

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Hi Brandon, I suggest getting an article written in your local paper as a first step.

      • Amanda Cauthen

        Hi stephanie,
        i was raped and kidnaped at the age of 12 and took to mexico there i suffered hunger beatens and used as a slave i had two children there and had no medical treatment ive always been told y dont i sell my sory just dnt know how to go about doing it i was there 9 years and was able to escape at the age of 21 please help me what or who do i contact

      • Amanda Cauthen

        please email me what i need to do

    • Thomas Lion

      Dear Stephanie
      AMERICAN FUGITIVE story by Thomas Lion is a memoir that starts off running then settles down to deliver volumes of heart, humor, and killer scenes as Lion assumes several identities to survive. Lion will do anything, go anywhere, assume any identity to preserve his honor, marriage, money and survive alive. A legal marijuana grower recalls his days as a pot fugitive. True stories like this wild and quirky adventure are few and far between. A retro but relevant tale of romance, mystery, betrayal, tragedy, and a life lost then found . A memoir that reads like a novel and travels from simple origins–picking and selling wild weed–to secret banking centers in the UK and life on the lam. A clever young writer, a sexy undercover cop’s daughter and a quirky cast of characters are driven underground with assumed identities and chased by the Cannabis cops. A Lloyds of London man, a gay UK antiques dealer and a Guernsey banker all help keep the Lion on the lam. The movie Catch Me If You Can has a similar feel to this non stop running read. Looking for true character driven stories for development projects? Lion’s Lam would make a great movie or internet series project. Your thoughts?

      • Stephanie Palmer

        Thanks Thomas, and I’m sorry I just saw this comment now. I only work as a consultant and not a producer, so I’m not personally looking for projects to produce.

  27. stephen thomas

    In a nutshell, both my parents died within 6 months of each other due to lung cancer when I was 13, from then on I became an alcoholic and adolescent resulting in 3.5 years jail time, in my life I have been bashed at the hand’s of an alcoholic step dad on the daily, slept on the streets, have had to steal food to survive and sneak into pools to shower! 5 years later, I have been sober for 3 years, turned my life and started my own family with my fiance and 8 month old! I still don’t have a cent but I have something that means more, family again!

    • Stephanie Palmer

      It sounds like you’ve lived quite a life and I’m so glad you have your new family to enjoy.

  28. Tommy

    Hi Stephanie,
    I’ve had a lot of people tell me to attempt a story of my life so I’ve made a start & find it very addictive!
    I had an “interesting” childhood being the only English kid in a Scottish school
    Joined the Royal Navy at 16 & became the youngest Navy Clearance diver at 17 years old
    Left at 21 & became a commercial diver for 22 years
    Raced motorbikes for 2 years
    Worked in Baghdad & Mosul in the private security sector for 3.5 years
    Worked anti-piracy off Somali for 4 years
    Presently working with private security in Nigeria
    There are a millon stories involved in all of this, humour, happiness, sadness & everything in between, do you think I have the possibility of a good foundation fon a book? I’m going to give it a whirl anyway & see how it pans out 🙂

  29. abdulmgeed

    Good morning
    I am a writer of stories I am looking for buy me stories I have at the end of every ten days 15 story I want to sell it if the broker wants to not work with me, I welcome that will not lose anything I’ll wait for response
    Thank you
    Good morning dear
    I own some of the stories I want to help me sell it for the money and I am ready to share the profits with him please reply soon
    Thank you

  30. Anne

    I have a story, still living it though. I need my story told, for so many reasons. I am a 47 year old stage IV Cancer patient ( stable for now) fighting ferociously . I have been given a beautiful life w/ my husband of 21 yrs and teenage daughters, until Cancer interrupted…Pandora’s box was then opened our lives quickly shifted, depression became a side show in our family, then facing suicide, secret lives, transgender identity confusion, theft,and a mind blowing break in set up by the man we once all knew, leaving us penniless …. Relevant ? Health, depression, transgender, suicide prevention, independence… I’d Love to get my voice heard

    • Stephanie Palmer

      I’m so sorry to hear about the many trials you have been through and are still experiencing. Sending you healing thoughts.

  31. Kim

    Dear Stephanie,
    I am looking to for advice as to how to get my life story out through book, play or movie. Looking for advice for title as well thinking ” “BliNDED BY Love ” or “Mistaking Love”
    I have was in a relationship with my high school sweet heart on and off for 15 yrs. In that time he did many hurtful things to me but I would stop dating him but I would let him convenience me he was ready to change.. So I would take him in this fifteen yr period This same guy took my virginity at 17,cheated on me several times, abused me, got me pregnant and put me out of house when baby was three months with out a job and place called home, destroyed not one but two marriage, one being my brother marriage. He is know starting a family with her(my sisternlaw) now….

  32. andrew

    Stephanie my name is andrew i want to share the ups and downs in my life i was adopted at birth went to prison i escaped from prison and made my way to mexico i had never been out of the us before i stole 3 vehicles in mexico and alot more illegal things i ahad to do to survive adown from there

    • Stephanie Palmer

      I suggest writing down your story as much as you can as a place to start. If writing is challenging, you can talk your story out and make an audio recording which can then be transcribed into text.

  33. Tim

    Hey Stephanie, I’m just curious if this is anything you would be interested in and I can go from that. My story is about a guy that had the time of his life in high school his senior year with great friends but days after graduation his uncle dies and he becomes more and more distant from his family as he starts to spiral into bad habits and runs with worse and worse people. The summer was filled with alcohol drugs and young girls. Eventually he climbs out of the hole he digs himself but not before he scrapes his face off jumping out of a car and his friend wraps his truck around a tree while drunk. Something which he could have stopped. Obviously this person is me and the whole story is in a lot more detail. I’m just curious if it would be of interest?

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Hi Tim,
      It sounds like you’ve had some serious life experiences and I’m sorry for your loss. Based on what you have shared, while relatable by many people, I don’t see it as a mainstream film. I suggest checking out Judy Carter’s book The Message of You to help you share your story and what you’ve learned with a larger audience who could benefit from your experience.

  34. Brent

    (Background): A fact that is overlooked by most in the U.S; virtually 40%-50% of northern CA.’s economics (once past 75mi north of SF) is the underground production & sale of cannabis. In 1996 a legislative bill entitled Prop 215 enabled a CA resident (with a recommendation from a certified, in good standing w/ the state of CA, Dr.) to use/consume/grow whatever their aliment required – as in no limitations to amounts of cannabis…..


    (Story): Imagine two teenage boys who live in a rural northern CA county (the country there is breath-taking). They have grown up accustomed to cannabis acting as a second currency. Their families each grow a few plants. The second, and minority group in the sparsely populated county, are the conservatives who only want the stench of the cannabis plant eradicated from their neighborhoods. Even though monies earned by selling a few pounds of cannabis by most of the families in this area goes right back into their own communities, as evident when one of the teenagers families goes to the local grocery store to shop just a few days after unloading a pound to friends in southern CA., the police and Sheriff’s dept.s harass and bust as many of these honest and hard working families as they can. Little do most of the officers know that when their off duty and sneak a joint late in the evening (when no one is supposedly looking), the two teenage boys who are average bored kids are watching them from safe distance (while they are up in a tree). Then Prop 189915 passes which enables the residents in the rural northern CA counties to legally grow and posses cannabis.
    This truly starts a near civil war between the rich conservative/bible-thumpers of the communities, and the small-time pot growing families. Law enforcement officers pull dirty-tricks in investigating and framing one of the families. The family in question hides with the kind hearted neighbors of the town.

    (The Twist): The Sheriff’s dept of this county, THIS WHOLE TIME (as we all discover in the story) this department had a large outdoor building that they were themselves were (law enforcement) GROWING marijuana! (this is true!). The two teenagers wind up breaking into this unguarded building, and they then STEAL all the law enforcements pot, and a bunch of the pot that was also in that building came from other illegal busts of good hearted community neighbors (this part has a Robin-Hood effect). As the cops all race around thinking a thugs gang from SF came up to rob them, the department itself begins to implode. The money from the sale of the pot that the two teenage boys stole from the cops went to pay for excellent law representation for the family which had been illegally busted earlier. The teenager’s family was eventually acquitted of all charges, while the police of the town (including some of the uber-conservative factions of the town, those who also helped the police/Sheriff’s officers to illegally set up the teenagers family in the first place) were brought before various state and federal authorities to answer for the dirty tricks, illegal tactics, and civil rights abuse they had inflicted on so many over the course of a year in such a small community.

    (The End)

    I, Brent, the commentator of the above post (with the email address of this story and/or the personal story rights.
    – Sorry but you cant ever be too careful these days…plagiarism IS on the rise unfortunately!
    I think this story has a timeless element to it. The current & on-going police crackdown on citizens civil liberties (consider the shootings of late), of course it has the marijuana element forcing the listener (or possible viewer) to look at this subject in a whole different light, and the fact that it focuses on small-town USA (which has its own grass-roots feel which is very popular now)… dunno… I feel it may have potential
    Regarding myself: I have been interviewed on radio, and a published book mentions some of my story in one paragraph – the author picked up the story via a Sacramento Bee article I was in which was also published heavily throughout the web.
    What do you think?
    Thanks in advance –

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Thanks for sharing, Brent. I knew cannabis growing was a big business, but that is really big. Unfortunately, I only give specific pitch feedback to my clients and I have been booked and unable to accept new clients for some time. This is why I created my course, How To Be A Professional Writer, which contains the material I cover with my private clients in the first 8-10 sessions, and which teaches you the method used by top screenwriters to test and hone their story concepts and scripts (as well as get in the room with people who can buy your material).

      No worries if you’re not interested but if you are you can check out the course here.

  35. Katie Mosley Jackson

    I have a story to tell about myself and my family who are all messed up but some of us have survived ok. There is molestation, addictions, mental illness, overcome by guilt, etc, by various members of my family. I was married to an exhibitionist and knew nothing about this sort of thing and almost lost my life. I married a man who put me down and has caused worse self-esteem and head games much worse than the pervert. I may not even be my dad’s oldest child. I cannot even begin to tell you enough but I am wanting someone to write my story and I tell it. My friends say I should def. write a book or get it written. Please get in touch with me. I have a lot of sad memories and even would be willing to be hypnotized to see what I am trying to forget. Some of the info. is about the small town and how it works but not always in a good way. Please call me at 870-942-8432

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Hi Katie, It sounds like you have had some very serious experiences in your life. As you process and work on writing a book, I think Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird may be helpful to you.

  36. Author Manning Jr

    I have a auto biography about starting the major entertainment businesses ,Rap Hip Hop,Video Games ,and Mortal Kombat the real boss Author Manning Jr and how they kidnap people with my money.

  37. Dawn McGregor

    Hello ,my story is as true as I write to u today ,I was born in Philadelphia pa ,I was abused all my life by the hands of my mother ,who had a lot of mental issues with her own abuse ,I was beat ,locked in a room as often as I dad worked two jobs ,I was torcherd at times, very cruel events to say the least ,my brother let some of his friends touch me in inapropate ways ,when I was 12 I ran away to get away for so many bad things ,as a result I became a ward of the state as my father said I was incoragable but he didn’t know why I had ran away so much ,I then was put into a group home where that was not such a good place eighter I was a young cacassuin girl with blonde hair and blue eyes and other children were of different race ,so I was getting beat up a lot ,I then ran away again because my older sister said she knew of a place I could go ,a 24 year old man was gonna have a birthday party for my sister and they said to go there ,when I arrived my sister wasn’t there but the man was I had met him a few times befor though friends so I thought I would be ok ,he was nice to me for the first days ,then when I wanted to leave I was told I couldn’t go ,and he said I was now his ,I was a 12 year old virgin with plans of staying that way til marrage that dream was quickly taken away ,I was then tied to a cot naked and every day he would rape me slowly until he fully penetrated fully ,no one came looking for me as I thought there would be ,the events that acured for the next two years were unbelievable but this is just the beging of some events in my life ,I am not well educated so writing is hard for me ,I want to write a book about every thing ,but its hard for me ,I need someone who I can tell my staory and they can write it ,I left out many of things because theres so much more to tell ,I just want u to hear a bit of what I been through and maybe can help me find someone to help me write my book,Thank you for reading this .Dawn

    • Stephanie Palmer

      I’m very sorry that you had to experience this tragedy. I suggest finding someone locally to help get your story written. Frequently, you can find writers by creating a post on Craigslist explaining what you are looking for in a writer and many of my clients who aren’t strong writers but who have a story to tell have benefitted from talking their story out loud while being recorded, and then having the conversation transcribed.

      • Taboo Couple

        Hi Stephanie!

        We’re a married couple whom decided a few years ago to explore our own erotic curiosities. Following a series of “search snafus” and naive communication blunders, we stumbled upon an ad posted by a couple whom we were shocked to discover were actually paid escorts. We refused their “services,” but became intrigued by their claim that there was a “huge market” for such taboo offerings. The result is that we have gone on to become among the top rated escorts in the world and by FAR the top escort “duo” (check out our website and “Our Story” page for hilarious and sexy details).

        We have built an amazing “brand” and have been recently interviewed by various magazines, including online magazines,, and; and international publications, including Maxim and Marie Claire. This has resulted in our being contacted by various production companies hoping to snatch up the rights to our life story. We are currently writing a memoir about our WILD erotic journey – tentative title: “Taboo Couple: How a married couple searching for ways to spice things up in the bedroom went on to become the top rated escorts in the world.”

        Our question to you is: Where do we go from here? We aren’t sure if we should continue writing the memoir ourselves and self-publish, or whether we should seek professional assistance (we’re actually gifted writers as well as fantasy fulfillers/sex coaches, btw – snippets are posted on our website). But we’re not just writing a typical “escort tell-all” talking only about explicit sex, drug abuse (we don’t do drugs), etc. What distinguishes our story from other “escort memoirs” is that we have had the unique opportunity to help men (we don’t see women) address their struggles with fantasies that are so taboo in nature that they’d never reveal them to anyone other than us. And so our real life erotic experiences are VERY relevant to current societal events and debates and we KNOW that a movie and/or TV show about it will inspire a much needed dialogue about the topic of male sexuality. Should we pitch the show to production companies ourselves or do we seek help? We’re struggling to navigate through the sea of entertainment lawyers, agents, production companies.

        Please advise! And thanks…

      • Stephanie Palmer

        Hi Taboo Couple,

        Thanks for you comment and great that you have been getting press interviews from established publications!

        These are complex question as the answers depends on your specific goals. It is hard to give specific advice without knowing more about your specific goals. For many people, they would like to make a lot of money, write a book, have a TV show, become famous and help people with their work. While all of these goals may be possible over time, very rarely do they happen at the same time or on the first project.

        In general, I recommend writing as much as you can yourselves, and then working with a ghostwriter to polish your book. Especially if you want to get a deal with a major network or cable channel, you would benefit from having your book published by a mainstream publisher, rather than self-published.

        If you self-publish a memoir, you will retain the rights and a larger portion of the profits, but will not have the credibility and distribution of a mainstream publisher— you’ll be on the hook to do the marketing and publicity to demonstrate that your story is commercially viable.

        Before you build a team and take your project to market, you want to have the maximum possible leverage. The way you get that is by writing a book that is a huge success, which demonstrates the viablity of your story, and gets multiple players to compete to work with you.

  38. Just jeff


  39. Peter Ed N Kameri

    Hi- Got real interesting stories about ma real life- could be based on true story comedies- Consider this guy who beat odds(including playin truant) to return grades that took him to big colleges- But this is Africa where colleges are few and scholarships are frozen all around him coz of his past- Goes to the US but cant get scholarship to complete study-Tries many things in the states odd jobs even stand up comedy- A fun lover who night life returns to kenya without saving or graduating college to face all sorts of disrespect where stereotypes are that america should make you rich and no one even returns – The reality is in america you are afraid of returning because all expect you to have it all-But there those in africa who embraced local economies and actually based on african values are doing better- No one wants to employ you – unless you set up your own business which could take time . This guy even discovers he made an american girl pregnant with twin boys who were probably adopted- really concerned -tries to draw contact online with the baby mama because he is really concerned about everything now- To raise hype and respect he comes up with a plan and starts talking running for president with novel ideas on uneployment- Claiming that with his american experience(everyone believes he didnt accomplish anything there though- he can come up with projects of enjoying life off employment which would lure the employed to take vacations in them so that the qualified unemployed could get some playing time- He causes a stir -he is harassed here and there. There may even be attempts on him like is usual in africa when you are not known and you say something big-it may not even be the government itself just silly individuals who hate new ideas from dudes they thought should never say a thing-He is not able to run for president but believes this is enough hype to run for a lifetime-and gets energy to keep trying starting setting up his own marketing ventures-He believes because american baby mama refused to contact while he could have helped – his conscience is clean – And face it drawing attention talking running for president in a place like kenya where american presence is huge is enough hype that should spill to his biological kids – In the meantime he hopes to make enough money in africa bridge credits online get a masters in marketing and visit America to graduate- tO HIM aMERICA would be the FORGOTTEN LINES! where He would have a lot to do- Belives HE COULD DO THIS BY 2018- In the meantime hard life goes on in a modern African economy- Where anyone who could hire him believes that to return to Africa without doing much there should be condemned- but he reminds them-You know am the dude that talked running for president only recently-gimmie a break- That is part of my real life story – get me a comedian who would be interested especially when Peter Ed looks like he was trying to take his boy(at least one of his 2 boys) to the top by returning to africa against all odds and raising hype-
    Thats only in brief its more awesome than that-

  40. willis

    I live in costa rica ive been on the run since 2001 and I have the most interesting stories that u might not believe them but I have witnesses u will make millions if u write it

  41. Henry Rodrigues

    Read about the most inspiring personality and his autobiography of which he has also mentioned in his video :

  42. Judah

    HI. I don’t really know where to start…there’s a lot of inspirational stories presented here and that deserve recognition…my story is a bit different because it’s not just about what I’ve experience but multiple people I know. it surrounds the people that live in poverty and what we’re made to do in life to survive.. I grew up in a small town called aransas pass in texas. I was brought up in a worn down trailer with three brothers and one sister, growing up my parents didn’t have a lot of money, so we were all home schooled and sheltered, it was hard to get by, at times we didn’t have electricity nor food to get out of the father worked hard for 44 years at the same job, it took a toll on him, and he took it out on all of us, there was a lot of abuse, my older brother grew to resent my father because of it, when he was 15 he started to escape and got into drugs and alcohol, multiple times in trouble with the law, my other lost his sanity and was in and out of mental institutions, it was too much for my oldest brother who ran away when he was 18, which I couldn’t have blamed him. me, well I followed in the footsteps of my older brother and started getting into the drugs, the friends, the parties and from time to time, run in with the law. it went like that for years and years…my brother introduced me to this guy we called “noodles” little did I know this person was to become my best friend, almost like a brother…we were crazy and had a lot of adventures, not the good kind..we put ourselves in situations where I’m grateful to be alive, I would put it in detail, but it’s just too much to 2012 “noodles” passed away due to suicide, well that’s what the cops proclaimed, it was obvious he was murdered because there was more than one gun shot behind him on the wall. it never reached the news and he never got the justice he was deserved, because he was of lower class society…this why I’m writing this and hopefully get it into a film, because people like us have been forgotten, nobody cares to hear our story and what we go through on a regular day basis, so many good people that have passed and never got the recognition they many stories out there that needs attention that’s just floating around somewhere….pleas read with understanding of the desperation I have writing this…take it in consideration is all I ask,,,I have so much more to tell…thank you for taking the time for reading this whoever you may be….

  43. patty

    I’ve always said this person should write her memoirs. Her life was an only child to a divorced, single mother in the early 70’s, who also happened to be an orphan and illegal immigrant from Quebec. After reconnecting with her father, her life in the Appallacian mountains wasn’t far from the likes of Deliverance. I love listening to her stories. It’s hard to believe she’s a successful, well adjusted married mother of two wearing suits and consulting after hunting squirrel for food to survive. It’s quite the story.

  44. Jennifer Johnson

    I would like to write a story about my life. How do I do that? Or I want someone else to write it. What do I do? I was adopted and I don’t know who my mother is. I was adopted by a family and my life has been a world wind. I feel a young teenage girl would relate to my story.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Writing a story of your life seems like it might be simple, but can be quite daunting. You can hire a ghostwriter or editor to help you shape the story, but I suggest getting as much down on paper as you can. There are books like How To Write A Memoir in 30 Days that may be helpful to you if you are looking for writing inspiration and a place to start.

  45. Shelia

    Hello Stephanie Palmer, I have written a book, it is on Amazon. The name is he lives to take away My Shame. A non fiction story. I would like to know how can I sell my story. Here is an excerpt
    life. Taking place in the 1960’s a single mother desperate to provide for her children sought employment with one of Las Vegas well known wealthy business men. She applied for a job, but ended up receiving unwarranted benefits. Life will never be the same for this single mother, after her employer begins sexually abusing her pre-teen daughter and resulting in a hidden pregnancy. They are forced to protect his identity. This haunting secrete will lie doormat for 40 years until the child, now a man, ask the forbidden question. “Who is my father” Through God’s merciful love, see how 40 years of “shame” “suffering” “tears” and “pain” are finally dealt with once and for all. The mom SOLD, the man BOUGHT, but the daughter PAID. “He Lives to take Away My Shame” is a must read for all

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Hi Sheila, this sounds like a very traumatic experience. The first step would be to get some press interested in featuring your story— start locally and then work up to national press. Sometimes, with national press and news stories that get a lot of attention, producers will option or purchase the life rights of those involved.

  46. Stella

    Hi! Stephanie

    my husband and I during the nineties worked for the rich and famous and some of them very famous.
    We worked as a couple I as a Chef and he as Majordomo and as anyone can imagine we did encounter lots of funny and some unpleasant moments. We have started to write about it as novel not mentioning their names to protect for any law suit, it is kind of like “The nannies”/ “The Devil wear Prada”,
    but even as we speak and we (think) write well English, we realize will need some help to put it together because our first language is French. How do you think we should worked it out.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Hi Stella,

      I suggest writing down as much as you can as a first step. The more of your personal stories that you have written down, in as much detail as possible, the more a collaborator will be able to help you efficiently. After you have assembled a good quantity of stories, then you could seek a writer/ghostwriter or editor to help you shape it into a book. I wish you lots of success with it!

  47. Angela

    I have a story so out there and disturbing that I’m scared to write it down even on here. It started out with a pop, pop sound, two loud pops back to back and then two “people” came into the room. They looked like holograms but slightly more solid I guess you could say, yet they were quite faint to look at. It was a lady and a man, the man was thin and around 6′ or 6’1″ and he preceeded to apparently have sex with me. He was actually somewhat loving about it at first. Out of nervousness and trying to distract myself I spoke a bit to myself out loud saying how my hands were so cold and the “indididual” then took the hand that I was emphasizing the most and put his hand on it to warm it up. I don’t know if this was some sort of cloaking device, interdimensional occurence with actual people, or well I really don’t want to speculate too much because it scares the crap out of me.

    It seemed to take a turn for the worst though once he seemed done. He then started what appeared to be slapping me in the face right and left over and over again. This was the first occurence of this and when they left I heard a pop, pop again, although they went back and forth several times. I could speculate here but wow that could lead a long way down the rabbit hole. The next day I started to feel something wierd well, something that should be very private; somehow someone was messing with a sex simulation machine or device on me, so I could feel things going on if you know what I mean. It actually would hurt though after a while and it was again quite disturbing.

    Believe it or not that’s only the tip of the iceburg on what happened, what followed was so messed up I can’t even wrap my brain around it; it almost cost me my life. If someone is interested in purchasing this story I would be very thankful. It’s been hard to carry on as I ended up being Baker Acted twice and my credibility within my family and possibly friends and my small hometown has been ruined by this.

    This could very well be happening to other people besides me, in fact I would be pretty shocked if it wasn’t with all the weird technology they used on me (like I said much more to the story).

  48. Angel Green

    I wrote a book about my life and I really think it will help someone long the way

    • Angelika

      Hi am really trying to wrote a book! But praying that i can get help? From angelika

  49. Melissa Fleming Hurd

    Hi Stephanie,
    This is a great article. Thank you for writing it. Very informative.

    I have a life story I know will save lives. That’s why I want to write it. To help children, women who find themselves in situations that they never thought they would be in. I am a former foster child. For the first 6 years of my life I witnessed my poor mentally-ill little Puerto Rican mother be physically hurt and sexually sold by her own husband. One day in New Orleans, my mother was forced to prostittue herself so her husband could buy a pack of beer.

    In 1984, the man who had abused my mother as well as me passed away in front of me. I was 6 at the time and saw him die.

    I felt numb. He was a bad man. I had no idea how much our lives was about to change. I and 4 of my siblings would be placed in a foster home. I would remain there for the next 10 years. The family on the outside looked like they had it all together. My dad was a pastor, we 5 children served in our community. We were very well behaved children, and made good grades in school. There was a lot of verbal and physical abuse inside that home. Yet in 1989, they were legally able to adopt all 5 of us children. As a teenager, I would look in the mirror, at my pimple faced pudgy self and scream to God I wanted to die. I wanted a way out. I was at my breaking point. No one would believe the abuse we lived in every day. At age 16 I got in a disagreement with my foster mom, she beat my up. Slapped me, pulled out a lot of my hair. I just took it. I cried and cried. There was nothing I could do. No one would believe me. No one knew what went on behind those closed doors.

    Just 2 days later she and my foster dad signed for me to become an adult. All I had ever wanted was someone to believe in me enough not to give up on me. I sobbed and sobbed. That day she signed, I was shaking and crying so hard. She looked at me, and told me, ” You are not my daughter, do not ever contact me again.” Do you hear me? There was no love in her voice. I believed she truly despised me.

    I would like to say it was an easy road for me, but very far from that. I struggled for years. I was a happy girl on the outside but on the inside I was a mess. Some days were more difficult than others. I felt I had no place where I fit in in this life.

    I often worked 2-3 low paying jobs, I went to college part time for 7 years trying to find my place in life. I had 2 short marriages, both claimed to be good men. Both were abusive, had hidden addictions, had affairs and got another woman pregnant. Both divorced me to marry someone else. The last one, someone I had known over 25 years was the worst. He was not only narrassistic, but at times had become physically abusive to me. My absolute worst nightmare was coming true again. He did a very good job covering up his tracks and turning others against me.

    I could have given up on life altogether. At times I really wanted to. There were days I prayed for God to just let me pass away quietly in my sleep peacefully. Somehow God gave me strength to keep me going. After having such a background of so much abuse I thought I could identify it and would run away from it.

    Today I am Ms. Georgia America 2015, and a voice for youth and women today. There has since those prior years been healing, hope, miracles, and restoration. I would love to continue to offer hope to our youth and women as I found on my personal journey. I found mine and pray others find theirs.

    Melissa Fleming Hurd

  50. Karly Kelly

    Hey , my name is Karly Kelly from Peoria, IL and I want to explain to you about me and my sister and brothers story and want to know how we can get our story out worldwide . Where to begin ? Our story has its faults and its goods . Okay here it is . I met this boy , and at first we never thought of being anything more then friends we told each other about everything , he got taken away for awhile which caused us to be seperated ( he’s in foster care ) , as soon as he returned home he contacted me right away and asked me to come and see him , and you know I was down and was quick to come . When I arrived I stayed with him for a few days , but he’s on punishment that stops him from being able to go places without an adult around so we got bored sitting at the house , at the house it was me him , and are little brother ( his foster brother ) . So , is being dumb kids we decided to do something that could make us have fun at home , pills. The pills we took make you feel like God has touched you with his hand . Eventually , me and him fell Inlove , a connection came that both of us had never felt before in our life’s . Back to the pills , the next day we went to a city by us to pick up my boyfriends brother so he could live with us because the foster mom here sees hope in all kids and believes just because they did wrong that they are still good kids and still can make it in life . Back to the pills so he came over and we all took the pills together and formed a bond that nobody could break , I’m not even this close to my blood brothers and sisters . Eventually we wanted to try something new put aside the pills and tried LSD . This is where the bad things started happening , my boyfriend had a bad trip and has been in the hospital for a week and we’re hoping it isn’t a permatrip . The bad trip started at our house , he started to believe he was god and started reading the bible uncontrollably like as if he was possessed , it’s hard to explain like explaining the unexplainable . People that didn’t live the situation think we’re crazy . Since this situation has happened we see life from a different perspective that there is good in all people . We each have this feeling in us that we can really be something in life and help kids are age have bonds like never before . Just think how perfect the world would be if we saw the good in each other instead of the bad ? We’d actually have the true definition of world peace . And we were wondering as your part if you could help us succeed in doing this and getting around to others because it’s so hard to accomplish all by yourself . Anyways , I hope you can read this and get back to us immediately , God bless – the chosen ones . ?

    • Caroline

      You have a very interesting story but more than anything I need to share with you that there are no such thing as chosen ones and there is nobody special over anybody else God does not love one group of people more than he loves another. God loves everyone equally and the mind frame that you’re getting into is the kind of mind frame that gets people to start Cults or join Cults and those kind of Cults are not anything to do with love which is God. I’m also writing an autobiography about my life because it’s something that I feel God wants me to do but more than anything my message to people is that I too became obsessed with the Bible and the Bible is able to bring you good things but in essence people are now looking to it and it is now an idle and anyways what I want you to know is that U need to step away from the Bible and just listen to God internally and God does not love any chosen ones more. that’s not a true thing take care God bless.

  51. Joevic Cunada

    Hi Stephanie,

    I find this article that you wrote, “Autobiography: How to Pitch And Sell A Movie Or Book Based On Your Life Story”, very helpful to me. I’m a 47-year old gay man from the Philippines. I have lived here, mostly in the San Francisco Peninsula area, for more or less 20 years. I came here 20 years ago to check on my parents who were the living in Southern California while working for a pharmaceutical company in the Philippines. On my second return trip from the Philippines, I decided to leave my job and help bring my younger sister over so she can try her luck in the nursing field here in the United States.
    As for myself, I kept trying and trying to find ways to gain legal status in the country. I resorted to having a sham marriage so I can get a work permit. This one event led to other events and realized one day I was no longer in control of my life. In 2008, my world stopped when the INS refused to renew my work permit. All of a sudden, I faced a towering wall in front of me. I needed to deal with the fact that I no longer have a work permit and that I’m in the process of getting evicted from my apartment, being homeless becoming more and more a reality as the days went on, my mental issues about being a gay man and my relationship with immediate family came to the front and that being a Filipino born and raised in the Philippines living in San Francisco became centerstage in my life at that point in time.
    In 2014, I was granted prosecutorial discretion by the INS and this came with a one-year renewable work permit. Over a month ago, I started working as a part-time housekeeper at a bed & breakfast in Noe Valley owned by a nice Jewish lady. Just yesterday, I came to the Western Dental Clinic across the street to have my teeth examined so I can prepare to have my porcelain bridge repaired.
    Today, I dropped by the Mission public library and spoke with the branch manager about resources available for people who want to write an a book, particularly an autobiography in my case.
    I have written emails and letters to 9/11 organizations in New York, organizations that were formed in response to Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines and other materials that I have available that I can share with anyone who can help me get started in writing a book.
    Maybe, you can personally help me or direct me to someone in San Francisco who can help. I’ll appreciate your help. Right now, I’m busy looking for a room to rent.
    Please let me know what you can do for me. God bless you!


    Joevic Cunada
    397 Moscow St.
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    415-678-7008 cp

  52. Arselio

    I have drama love story that i had been wrote done. Tell me how can i sell it.

  53. Chopper D Man

    I would love to tell my true life experience as a high ranking officer of a large motorcycle club. Actually, I believe my entire experience in the biker community would make for a huge eye opener. From start to finish. From my first scooter, joining the club, the life, the change, the awakening, the departure, the truth about all types of bikers. No Son’s of Anarchy BS. Who’s who and what’s what.

  54. Kim Howell

    Hi Stephanie,

    I would like to thank you for this article! Although I am still perplexed as how to proceed.
    My true life story starts as I first tried to kill myself at age five by throwing myself out of my parents car on a highway in Okinawa. After many more years of physical (beatings, broken bones) and emotional and mental abuse I ran away from home.
    Where less than 24 hours after I was injected with crystal meth and died instantly. I died and left my body. Obviously lived through that to witness a murder from a motor cycle gang. Was away from home and four states away.

    Progress to past a abusive marriage years later, having to move 13 hours away so my husband wouldnt find me and kill me only to come home to sign the divorce papers and he breaks in while I am on the phone with 911 and proceeds to try to kill me.

    Then came an arrest for attempted murder. For which I was innocent and just a bystander that helped to save the victims life who was sliced open in his stomach and accross his neck. Spent two weeks in jail, parents bonded me out only to turn me back in to the jail and revoke their bond. Spent two months in jail until the bond was reduced and my employer bailed me out. Charges eventually dropped.

    It is like three different lifetime movies by the time I am 25!
    Do I write three different books as it is too much for one to absorb for one book?

    • Stephanie Palmer

      I am so very sorry that you had experience something so horrific, Kim. You are a courageous person and I admire you for persevering and wanting to help others. There are definitely other people who could benefit from your experience. There is a lot to absorb in your story. I recommend checking out some other books about people who have survived abuse to look for a template that feels like the kind of book you want to write. Go to the library or a bookstore and find the shelf where you book would be categorized. Check out the books in that section and see what stands out to you. This can often be a helpful guide to narrowing down what you want your book to focus on. Sending you lots of good thoughts on your journey.

  55. Abiodun Paul

    Hi Stephanie Palmer,
    Thanks for this article.
    I have just come to the conclusion to (write) tell my story, but its not just telling it alone; I want to see if I can also raise money through it for my studies abroad. I a 35 years old man from Nigeria living in Abu Dhabi.

    My story is the story of a boy who was never loved by his father. I was the odd one in a big family of about 14 children and 4 wives. I want to tell the world what it takes to be born in Africa, in a polygamous family, to be beaten & bullied on daily basis, to become a peptic ulcer patient for years due to hunger, to walk to the farm (jungle) bear-footed, to have a name that’s different from your sibling’s.

    You know, my father concubine once determined whether my school fees will be paid or not. My father constantly told me I won’t become anything; he’ll say “you’re ugly and not well behaved”. Meanwhile, I was the most well behaved boy or person in family then and even now. This happened when I was already a teenager. I had do manual labour to clothe myself. I almost dropped out of secondary school because I of unpaid school fees. I manage to progress to a three college for national certificate program. I dropped out of so many educational programs and university just because I couldn’t pay the fees. All I desire is to become itinerary teacher/speaker about African family settings, youths, poverty, negligence of parents and government agencies, etc.

    Note: I have also written something yet to be published or reviewed about sexual sin and I also have a blog about the subject. (

    I have unquenchable desire to study youth work or social work abroad since 2009 and I cannot take my mind off it yet finance is an issue. I agreed to take the job of a driver here in UAE perhaps I’ll be able to save money for this cause but it hasn’t been so easy as I still have to support some of my siblings and my wife.

    Hence, I need your advice, please. Thanks for your time.

  56. forgetful

    I always wondered if it would do anything or any good to write about what happened with my family. Basically.. all I can say in a nutshell is my family was some how involved with columbine… not in helping it.. but being close proximity of the shooters enough for them to ruin our lives.. and make parents and family members of the lost think that we were involved. I know my father was contacted by Barbara Walters team to be interviewed and he declined just because he was scared for us and his kids. I guess I kind of wanted.. to set things straight.. that we had nothing to do with the killings of innocent people. I don’t know.. it would also dip into my crazy family… my mother having bipolar, my dad having a drinking problem.. and the craziness that is my family and life. It would follow up on a little side note of being an unlucky person out of a big percentage of people… those people out there… where nothing really amazing happens to them in their life. I one of them.. and understand them. I’m not really a good writer… but I feel like I have a unique story to share.

  57. Danielle

    Hi Stephanie,

    I actually have a published book. Not about me or my life, yet on the lines of Sex in the City, it’s called Diary of Dating, by DG Elizabeth. I am writing, because I know you have ‘screen plays’ and my question was, who wrote those for you, if any one? And would you recommend someone.

    Thank you.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      If you are looking for a screenwriter to adapt your book into a screenplay, you can post what you are looking for on the International Screenwriter’s Association and Stage32. Both websites have lots of screenwriters who are looking for paid writing work.

      • william Hilton brady


  58. Brandi

    Hello. I am currently a 26 year old single mother. My name is brandi and I am native American.
    I feel if I write a book telling my true life with dialogue and details, people, (friends, relatives, acquaintances, and even enemies) might feel the need to drop whatever they thought they knew. I feel I could inspire most readers.
    I grew up in n out of foster homes, lock up facilities and group homes. Endured being neglected by a junkie mother, was a first hand witness to my older siblings being beaten brutally by an abusive foster mother, all before I could even talk.
    Its hard to believe that my older siblings and I no longer speak.
    I faces a lot of demons growing up, my siblings and I were raised by a sadistic grandmother. Behi.d closed doors.
    N placed in the system where I became a survivor and victim.
    I ran away from every place I was put. I faced abandonment and never knew how a healthy relationship would look like.
    Aging out of foster care when I was a little over 18 was where things got even more brutal. I endured rape more than once, endured hemorrhaging due to a rape while I was pregnant. Got involved with some very hostile and volatile relationships where I was beaten during another pregnancy, n hospitalized during that pregnancy, lost my oldest daughter to the state due to false accusations which I proved the accuser to be wrong, however still I cannot see my oldest or have anything to do with her.
    I am struggling still to this day with little assistance thru the state and another beautiful baby girl to look after, who is my ultimate motivation.
    I’m happy however I do feel the need to publish a autobiography. Even of it isn’t a best seller. A lot of friends have suggested it to me and r eager to get their hands on a copy.
    I would appreciate any type of accommodation u could lend.

  59. andreasfulcher

    Andreas Fulcher


    to me

    I was born in Germany in 1968, a bastard child to a double adulterous seed. I saw demons as an infant on one occasion with a tall angel among them.

    I struggled with sexual addiction all my life. I served in the Army as an MP from 87-89 in Germany which was a perfect place to feed my life time demon of lust because I speak fluent German!

    I found my favorite past time, American football, in Germany. I began to play in a local league for the Wurzburg Pumas in 1989. I also began singing in a heavy metal band. I transferred out of the Army to play football. In 1994, I signed with a club called the Hanau Hawks American football club. There I met an extremely shy 19 year old woman named Viola who had dark hair and green eyes. She was a cheerleader for the team. One day one of the cheerleaders came to me and told me, “Viola says you are the ONE!” I didn’t know what that meant.

    A few months later I broke the ice with Viola and she took me to her parents apartment, where she also lived, to meet her parents. I knew she was a virgin but It was my intent to sleep with a woman this perfect at 112 lbs.. She seemed prepared and she gave herself to me that night in her room where we had unprotected sex. She was one of many woman I was befriending.

    In 1995 I was an All-Star quarterback at 27. My South All-star team had just upset the mighty North All-Stars in Hamburg. Two weeks after the victory Viola won a 3 day all inclusive trip to EuroDisney by riding a mechanical bull in Frankfurt! I wasn’t there to see her win that prize so I was pleasantly surprised when I was told I was going to Paris!

    We had a great time making love every evening in that incredible first class hotel on the rim of the Park. Later on My struggle culminated after feeding my demons for 8 years in Germany two months after I had just returned from EuroDisney with that innocent German woman. I was diagnosed with HIV! I fell to my knees in my condo in Hanau and pleaded with God to have mercy on someone so innocent as Viola! I cried to Jesus and shouted, “Punish me Lord, not Viola! You know she did this out of pure love, I did this out of lust! Punish me for what I have done, not her!!!!” I knew if Viola would commit herself to me it would inspire me to become a better man.

    I told Viola of the virus and gave her the choice to return with me to Garland, Tx if she chose. With tears in her eyes her unconditional love prompted her to say two words which defeated the Enemy, “I’ll go! I’ll go!!!” A fire lit up in my spirit because I knew I had to change! I hated myself and my lack of self control and felt her love for me might lead me to deliverance.

    She returned to Garland to start over with a man with black man no college degree as we moved into my parents house at the end of 1995. Now my fiance’, Viola, had to pass through immigrations which required her to take and HIV test after 20 months of unprotected sex. Her results came back negative!!! God had mercy on such an innocent woman and loving woman!.

    I decided to make a covenant with God not seek medication in belief that if I stayed faithful to Viola, the virus would always stay dormant. This would be a challenge because I had never been able to stay faithful to any woman all my life! A local prophet also concurred and said she heard from God and if I keep my eyes on God he virus will never become full blown.

    I started a construction company after one year of experience as an administrator in Dec. 1996 when the company I worked for filed bankruptcy. At age 28, with a hand full of credit cards had collected, I drove to Austin to incorporate Onycha Industries Corporation.

    Viola and I had just quietly moved into a small two story house in North Garland in Jan. 1997. I wanted Viola to live the American dream without stigma. We returned to the Church I had left in 1987 but didn’t even share this with my pastor at the 95% Caucasian church (I am black).

    Our first year became a challenge in mid 1997 when a black engineer defaulted for $220,000 on a $268,000 invoice when faithfully carried out a City of Dallas sidewalk contract. This left me with maxed credit cards as I had hired 8 subcontractors under my company.

    One day I cried out to God while standing on the porch of our house, “Jesus! I wanted to show Viola the American dream! This has become a nightmare! What can I do?” The Lord simply told me to pay the minimums of my maxed $5,000 credit cards. I kept the bad news away from Viola telling God, “Lord, you know why I am not telling Viola about our delimna

    I limped into early 1998 when I received an invitation to bid on an $80,000 parking lot at Plano High School. I would have to qualify for my first surety bond with only a Ford Probe as collateral, no degree ad only 30 years old. After researching my reason for being maxed on my cards the bonding company discovered the engineer had over $500,000 in claim on the 1997 project! Inspired by Viola’s sacrifice, I showed the bonding company perfect credit despite the maxed cards!I kept The bonding company decided to take a chance on me and approved the Bond! I bid and won the project and immediately decided to find a white Dodge Ram dually diesel. I traveled to Sherman,Tx to a dealership whom I discovered in the Auto Trader had what I wanted. When the dealer researched my credit he discovered Chrysler Financial approved me for 3 vehicles in one day I left the dealer with two Dodge Rams and a Ford Taurus, all while, all within one year old. That year our company grossed $446,000. and me and Viola traveled to Cancun to celebrate!

    In 1998, my sister came from Austin to install the internet. This scared me because I knew I had a weakness for the smut on the internet.

    By 1999, our company had eclipsed a million dollars in sales and Viola and I were living the American dream however to internet had secretly taken its toll on my and I was committing adultery by giving my lust to the internet! Plus I had given I to lust on two occasions and committed adultery. I knew then the clock was ticking.

    One day in the living room Viola said with her simple voice, “Andy, your a winner!! I could not receive what she said because I knew Satan was winning the race for my spirit! I hated myself and told God, “Lord, even though I know death and Hell is eminent, I must do something demonstrative to salvage whatever is salvageable! I am going to fast for You and Viola every Monday without faith until I die!”

    My company went on to gross almost $2.5 million by the end on 2002 when my body succumned to the virus and I began losing weight drastically! Too weak to work, my Mother moved into my home to try to nurish me back to health but to no evail! I had given up on my life and braced myself for Hell! I fell into a deep torpor and at one point I was approached in the Spirit by an average man. He asked me ,” Would you like to see what Hell is like?” I relied, “Why not. I am up talking to you and I took a chance in 1987 and took a one way ticket o New York with no money not knowing what to expect. Lets do it!” I replied. I found myself I a semi circular cove moments later. There was not fire and brimstone as I expected. Only one person from afar crossing the cove at a distance. Then I suddenly found myself in front of a movie video store that looked like it promoted pornography so I went in. looked into the small mini theatres expecting to see porn. Each both only had about 6 seats. The booths were extremely extravagant with one promoting Roman arts on its walls with ceramic artistry. The next booth had a Greek theme. Each theatre had design curtains reflecting a theatrical setting. There was a video screen in each theatre so it vexed me that no porn was being displayed! went from booth to booth also needing to use the bathroom badly! Now my sear changed to finding a toilet which I did just in time to avoid a doing it on myself. Afterward I decided to look behind one of these theatres to see how it operated. Carefully I peaked behind on the theatres and noticed props, like for a theatrical play. I was frustrated because I didn’t get to see what my flesh craved! I couldn’t believe what was happening to me and it was at this time I knew I was not going to die! I sincerely believe this experience acted as a fast would however promoted by the Holy Spirit.

    There were many adventures in the Spirit realm however I had no idea how long I was in this world because there is no concept on time in the Spirit.

    One of the amazing highlights was a state of the art fitness center I entered into from the back side of the facility in a rural part of east Texas. I saw TV monitors everywhere. It was a fascinating place! There was also an amusement attraction which was a dark laborinth. I would have to walk up a small flight of stairs, go through the laborinth in the darkness and the down a small flight of stairs at the other end. There were many other people laughing and shrieking through this attraction. Then I walked through a training room which was filled with men who had just worked out and were getting messages. Then I entered into a large Auditorium the size of a college basketball arena. I walked into the center of the court when I observed a sphere which was suspended by nothing! There were a few people to my left that were at awe in what we were seeing. It was a bright light which nobody could figure what it was! Then a flash shot out of the sphere like a missile!

    Months after coming out of the Spirit I realized was completely delivered from this life long curse!!! Viola’s sacrifice combined with Gods mercy have led to victory over Satans 35 year stronghold and the generational curse was destroyed in the name of Jesus!!!I can go to the internet and there is no longer any propensity to feed my flesh with porn! I have always wanted to follow Gods laws and t know what its like to have a clean spirit without nasty sinful thoughts. NOW I KNOW!!!!!!!

    I transcended into a world of deception and also some demonic activity which will be described in a book which I am inspired to write. I have already received 3 offer from notable publishers for this book..

    I would lie for months with my mother constantly asking me if I was OK. Apparently, according to my mother, I told her yes. I’m having nice dreams. I never suffered many of the symptoms of AIDS such as pain, diarrhea , coughing or anything else except wasting. My body was dying and my brother, Marcel, noticed my condition and insisted I file bankruptcy to secure Viola of the over $200,000 in bills which were coming in. She had never written the checks before.

    One day after I had fully recovered I said to my mother, ” Mom, I was outside of this world for at least two I don’t recall months because

    my bankruptcy.” She replied, ” No Andreas, you were in this world for five months!”

    I thought for sure my brother and the bankruptcy attorney had filed my corporation under bankruptcy as well however they didn’t, leaving Onycha Industries as a legacy formed on Biblical principles and these principles will continue to support Onycha until the end of time.

    Click on “Our Credentials” on my web site to see me at George Bush’s 2004 Annual Presidents Dinner after I received th 2003 Texas Businessman of the Year Award by the NRCC. That photo on the site is one year after full blown AIDS!




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  60. Lywanis M Hamlett

    This story is about being molested at an early age and the results of that was battling with a Mental Illness for thirty six years to the present. I’ve dealt with promiscuous behavior, bi-sexuality, two pregnancies and lots of Hospitalizations.

  61. Rebecca Hammock

    Mine is a story of learning to live life again after the tremendous loss of a child and ongoing suffering from the rare genetic illness I unknowingly passed to him that caused his death

    • Stephanie Palmer

      I am so sorry for your loss, Rebecca.

  62. Lashawna Bururss

    Based on thoughts of suicide, Mental abuse, harassment and stalking.

  63. Lashawna Burruss

    I am 34 years old. I would to pitch a movie of my life based on true events. My mother died when I was 13 yrs old of breast cancer. I was sent to live with my father and his girlfriend. My fathers girlfriend never welcomed me with opening arms. I was mentally abused in that house and at the age of 15 beat up by her 19yr old daughter. My self esteem and confidence was crushed at a young age. I never knew how to love or be loved. I had never been in a relationship with a man my whole life. But I have 2 kids ages 16 yrs old and a 1yr old. Both of my kids were rejected by their fathers. I been a sing parent to both. My youngest son father when I met him he told me he was single and I found out when I was 7 months pregnant he was in a 9 year relationship with a woman who had no kids by him. His relationship with that woman lead to me being harassed and stalked since the birth of my youngest child. I felt worth and started googling ways how to commit suicide. But it was 2 angels who helped me through it my Aunt and cousin. Its a working process still for me I attained my Ged at the age of 34 and currently attending college to become a Paralegal. I would love to create a movie to show young girls the mistakes I made and take make a better life for themselves. To seek help and support. To love themselves enough not to sleep with a man if he is not your mate or husband.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      I am so sorry that you have experienced this, Lashawna.

  64. Alisa mizelle

    I am author publisher I have a book title from red square to main street it is about my life story searching for love and truth wrong places with wrong people drama kidnap rape from one country to other country Russian mafia time historica.l survivall cultural great story

  65. Jennifer

    I would love to be able to share my life story, have been told for years to write a book. Thing is I have no idea on where to begin… Let me tell you a little bit of my life story. I am a 40 years old and have had anything but normal life. I’m going to skip to when I was 16 years old, I’m the oldest child of 6 kids. My mom had me when she was 15 so we were very close, more like sisters. On November 6th 1992 there was a house fire, my mom, brother & sister died. I woke up and realized the house was on fire and there was no way out but to jump out of my 2 story window. I did then ran to my parents window and yelled until I heard my mom, she was yelling for someone to help her save her kids! After I knew my mom was awake I ran across the street where my grandma lived… When I came back my dad was standing in the front yard… I asked him where my mom was and all he said was “she’s still in the house” I was furious he wasn’t even trying to save my family!!!! I knew at the time that this was his ticket out of his marriage!!! See, my mom had a “best friend” that saw all that my mom had, my parents were very well off financially… So this person wanted my moms life. She ended up having an affair with my dad, which is a story in its self… But when my mom found out that it was her own best friend sleeping with her husband, my mom was devastated! It was a double betrayal, not only her husband but her best friend. Anyways, I’m making this short so please know there is so much more to this story… The night of the fire we couldn’t find my dad, my aunt went looking for him and found him at his mistresses house. All he cared about was getting with her, did not give me and my siblings time to grieve so I was the one that took care of my siblings since I was the oldest. My dad was mentally and physically abusive to my mom and us kids our whole lives… Not even a week after mom died we went to clean my moms desk at work, my dad found her hair brush and threw it at me and said “here are the remains of your mom” bc her hair was still in the brush… He also told me worms were eating on my mom… I could go on and on…. Bottom line is I’ve been told for years to get my story out there. I believe that whoever would sit down with me and hear the whole thing that they would agree that this would not only make a good read but would make an excellent movie. My dad came to my house a few years ago and punched me in my face in front of my kids so we have been off and on at court. Finally got that settled. Oh I didn’t even mention that dad ended up marrying this woman, got with her the night mom died… And she has 3 boys that have my moms land and everything else that rightfully should be gave to my moms kids. This woman also got power of attorney of her dad behind her step moms back that was married to him for 40 years.. She’s 90 now and when her husband died she did not get a dime bc “this woman took everything from her! I know this is not worded right and all out of order, just trying to give you some kind of idea of my story… There is so much more to tell. Please contact me.
    Thank you so much

    Jennifer Steed

  66. Cipriano Gonzales.IV

    Well I really don’t know how to start I had a really hard life I grew up in Michigan in Holland little town it was growing too fast and I grew up on the streets I became part of a gang known as the Latin Kings and I devoted my life to them and also my two younger brothers followed in my footsteps and let them to being in prison for most life sentences for attempted murders and bodily harm. and then I met somebody that I thought I was going to spend my life with my first wife but unfortunately that did not work out I was trying to get out of the game at the same time and work to support my family but that time there was a lot of fighting and shooting and drive-bys sister working with the police officers and the FEDS to help bring down the organization and then I met my first wife very happy so try to move and leave Michigan I moved to Texas to live with my father and my baby brother we are right there and morning when there are two weeks and my daughter it was a month old had passed away due to a fixie a shin choked on her own vomit the place here in Texas and San Marcos charged me and the mother with the crying of her of her passing away same day as evidence of her being abused and it was on the news and Sentinel on a Texas that no one needs papers we had a fight it for a couple years but it still left a big scar on us and we had gotten a divorce but my name has been run through the mud and a lot of bad things is very hard for me with my new family to take care of them and support them financially and loving physically like there’s a lot more details to this story but like this is only a comments on giving just the highlights

  67. Matilde

    I have a true love story,with a aincredible ending very sad ending it would make every one Cray kind of the end of Titanic ,it’s about Tru Love story hope to hear from you thank you,Matilda…

  68. Symphony Jackson

    Hey, I would like to publish my movie! Its about me when I was in willow springs!

  69. Anon Ymous

    I had a c-section back in 2006 and was noted as an uncomplicated surgery. What I found out from others was that my c-section took longer than usual (about 2.5 hrs. in the ER). Then in 2011, I lost my daughter at 19 weeks without any signs of labor; and a son in 2015. They defined it as an incompetent cervix (which I think was caused by the extremet cut in the c-section). I’m not a good writer at all. I would like to write a story and share my life story in this category since I can’t even sue since medical malpractice is only allowed one year from the event.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      I’m so sorry you had to experience this devastating loss.

  70. Cynthia Rowbotto

    My daughter in law was the main victim of a well publicized child pornography ring where her step father Bruce nausler was a multi millionaire charged with 408 counts of rape along with her Mother and a Woman whom recruited children for Him, He shot himself while out on bail, He videotaped everuythibg

  71. deborah pope

    I have a famous sister that Was in the classic film “pulp fiction” I have been living in her shadow for years I would like book made about my life and how its been

  72. tameki mcnealy

    contact asap

  73. Steven pahe

    I got movie and book I dea I need help with it

  74. Khandi Gibson

    16 August 2016,

    Good Day how are you? My name is Khandi Gibson and I am a Bahamian Activist I started a non profit after the murder of my 2 brothers 8 months apart it was supposed to be a support group but I became so vocal after I was privy to information that the police was failing alot of our young men especially the way in which they would lock up the young men and release them without clearing there names I became vocal that resulted in me being victimize my boyfriend was killed and I had to later flee my country for my safety
    I reach out to my minister for safety and he refuse to see me
    So now I am reaching out to you to cover the story you can go on Facebook and see my profile and the work I been doing
    I am willing to share the whole truth about everything that has transpired with you I also have whatsapp conversation between me and those in authority reaching out for help to prevent my boyfriend from being murdered and my safety
    I can be reach at 905 923 5225
    or email

    Thank you
    I wait on your reply

  75. Lakeya collins

    My 16 year old son Robert drowned 7 months ago while swimming in a Lake…Since that time God gave me a vision to start a law called Robert’s Law regarding safety at Lakes for our children…My son touched so many lives his story is literally something supernatural Google his name Robert Ballard Augusta GA…His gofundme went to 25,000 in 2 days…I’ve been told his life woukd become a movie..After my son went home to be with the Lord..God showed me something so spirtual..One day as I was typing my name “LAKEYA” God showed me thr word Lake right inside of my name …At that point I knew it was so much more to this…It was as if God Said I named you after your purpose..You would have a son drown in a lake and you would fight for a lake law.. Dozens of teenagers gave their life to Christ after the passing of Robert .please contact me I know my son’s story will go world wide because God wants to get his glory ..I need help getting it started..please reach out to me
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  76. Ron Barren

    Hi. I am Ron Barren. My story gained international media attention in ’98 when my biological brother and I met in a college class in Michigan. We were found as infants in an abandoned building in Detroit, and subsequently adopted out to different families. In December of 98, within 2 days of each other, we both moved back to Michigan from opposite ends of the country, and applied for the same job at a small town convalescent home, who in turn, put us in the same college training course. I will send you a link to one of the many articles we were in. We also appeared on the Today Show, Inside Edition, It’s a Miracle (PAX Network) and many more. We have a NY times best selling author interested in writing our story as of the last few days. I guess my question is…what would the odds be of us putting together a movie about not only us meeting, but the tumultuous childhood we endured? I will send the People magazine article. Thank you for reading this, and any info would help greatly. We had an agent a while back, that blew a six figure book deal (Regan publishing) and a six figure movie deal, by holding out for too much money. We are finally free of his contractual bindings. Thanks again and hope to hear back soon. Have a great weekend 🙂 Ron Barren and Roger Mansfield

  77. Ash

    My story gained international news head lines as I was one of the only crew who survived from a kidnapping by Al-Qaida in a city called Fallujah during the aftermath of the war in iraq while working as journalist for NBC NEWS, We spent 72 hours in captivity, and I was the only person who can speak arabic so I had to handle all the negotiations and the mental abuse while reassuring the rest of the crew that I will get them out alive … I was 19 at the time … I really want to write a story and a screen play as I remember everything like it was yesterday Im now 31!

    Where do I start as I know it will be one the best movies ever since it has alot of action of how things goes when you get kidnapped in that part of the world


    • Stephanie Palmer

      That’s incredible, Ash. I recommend writing down everything as you remember it as a first step. It can be very rough. If this is challenging (not everyone with a story to tell is a natural writer), you could hire a journalist or ghostwriter to interview you, record the interview, and then have the recording transcribed. To be able to proceed, you must have the story in text and not just as incredible/terrifying memories in your head. I hope this first step is cathartic for you.

      • Jörg

        looking at your profile picture, you seem to be a happy & curious character. i guess that’s why i chose you 🙂 (well, you came up first on google) i keep myslef short. my friends aspired me to tell/write my biography about my “insane” life. well, where do i start… i start with my reason… during my journey of life i collected a drawer of “beneficial” wisdom which i would like to share.

        i consider myslef a lucky man.. born in switzerland… made myslef a millionaire and lifed in london, new-york, dubai singapore, miami, toronto.. along with sex, drugs & rock n roll.. also made myself very poor and lifed in the favela of rocinha in rio de janeiro… with sex, drugs and rock n roll. i think i have seen and done pretty much everything in a man’s life.

        there is so much to tell i don t know where to start… the one thing i know, it s an incredible story.

        i throw the ball in your court…
        merry x-mas

      • Jigssa

        Haloo thear please give attention I wroote true heart touch hestorey.
        My name is jiksa fayera now I am living in netherland i have heart touch hestorey about refeuge journey life. I wrote more than 170,000 word or 600 page by Ethiopian language but I hoope iwant publish by english or dutch.

        High light. my autobiography
        1. In Ethiopia I was se a lot of violence Ethiopian government killing pecfuul people and aresting and beating badly.
        2. When I run away froom my country in libiya desert I was kidnap 32 days by libiya mafinas.
        3.when I enter libiya I was see deadly civil war black libiya and Arab I am suffering by this war
        And I survived by one holand hero voluntary worker leady (woomen)
        4 .I was under arrest more than 6preason in libiya and again mafia kidnap me and beat me Badley.
        5. I make fante bcouse off no water and no food in libiya Ramadan time.
        6.when i croos medtranian Seea libiya to Italy by small boat with 130 refuges our bout by accident draw (sink)in the sea more than 52 people’s dead but me iwas hold broken wood (bloowed ) I sweam 8 hour’s also I survive 2 woomen life then italian life sever they came by ilicopter after 8 hour’s then help me.

        I wrote full of hestorey please I need advise to how to publish and shows for worled our biggest problems
        Please talk to me. Thank you

  78. Sara

    My story is an intense love story, belonging to tribal families in balochistan/Pakistan , from forced marriage to getting out of that marriage disturbed childhood to being a single mother and still struggling to be with the man I had loved from childhood . Controversial but the truth .

  79. Bernice Robinson

    I have a great story to tell that I know people will love

  80. Dale Charles Rice

    I have the book mostly written, needs editing. What is it like to be a farm Kid raised in Oregon as nothing more than lower middle class…to find out you are a descendant of the TUDOR Kings of England and every French King since Amal in 125 AD? I’ll tell you it’s humbling ! I cannot express the depth of feeling I had once it sunk in that my 13 great grandmother was Mary Bolyne, sister to ANNE. My mother’s side of the family is French for more than a thousand years and Includes the Owen Tudor/Lover of Catherine of Valois Queen to Henry V. Yes: I can prove it by DNA and the electronic site called Geni. Please contact me at 69774 Kent Place Cathedral City, Ca 92234 or 760-534-1046. My personal Email is out of order at the moment. Im retired so call if you wish. Dale C. Rice 9th great grandson of Sir Robert Dudley 1532 Elizabeth I favorite/lover.

  81. John

    Hello Stephanie and thank you for your input.
    A Major Breach of Faith is inspired by my story.
    In brief it has to do with my decades long battle for justice and everything encountered throughout the journey.
    I was mislead by a record production company who had verbally promised to produce a show I pitched years ago.
    After following all instructions I was told they never heard of me.
    I was given no choice but to seek recourse through the courts.
    What makes the story unique is that I battled without a lawyer, simply the truth and the company spent big $$$ to fight rather than apologize or resolve.
    Its based on my truth and their lies.
    But there were experiences during the process that put me, a working class schmuck in the company of VIPS and celebrities who thought I was one of them.
    I just registered with Writers Guild.
    Any suggestions?

  82. David Sams

    Typical life story child of divorce, divorced remarried in 2004, moved and wasn’t until 2010 when I found out my wife was leading 3 separate lives and wound up in federal prison for bank robbery

  83. Sham Maudhoo

    Just want to write my life up to now 35years of age being a man how i had succeed in Love , my story will base on moral, love,struggle and success. Born 15/09/1981.

  84. Jacqueline Jeter

    Good evening my name is Jacqueline Jeter and i am a Author and the name of my book is Things That Happened by Butterfly kisses and i am trying to find people that might like my stories in my book they are fiction & nonfiction alot of my stories is very true and will bring tears to the eye please tell me you can help i will also write stories for this company and i am very good at it just check out my book trust me you will like it thank you so very much and have a very blessed evening my email again thanks let me know something even if the answer is no all be blessed. i am trying to get my stories on the big movie screen sign Jacqueline Jeter.

  85. Jacqueline

    I’ve been through hallucinations and I wrote a story about them

  86. Angelo Bunac

    I wrote a book about my life story. “Memoirs of a broken Angel” on Amazon and Kindel. I’ve got all five stars reviews so far. My teenage years was like Fast times at ridgmont high and dazed and confused. There’s some funny and crazy stories. My family and friends call me Angel and I had three major trucking companies go under on me.(The title Broken Angel) But I never quit and times a healer. Life is good again. There’s pictures and some poems I wrote. I would like to promote it and I think it would make a great inspirational movie. Thank you. Angel

  87. Deborah

    I have almost completed my autobiography from sexual abuse beginning at an early age to losing all my family members including my younger sister and her son that was delivered from her deceased body. He passed away almost 13 hrs later in my arms. In short my autobiography covers abuse, loss of each parent, and younger military sister and her son that was due 13 days later. Also the Loomis Fargo heist in which my father and grandfather was involved in gets referenced. It shows the progression of my life lessons during the course of losing my entire family as well as the first hand experience of dreaming about the deaths of my father and my sister and nephew prior to their deaths.

  88. savannah fuchs

    I have an incredible true story that made headlines. I would love to share my book and story with you! My email is

  89. lisa decotis

    Dont kbow exactly what to conment…I just know that what I am holding in my heart and head can possibly be a tale of an amazing journey through a life chockfull of love.. hate…loss. strength etc…..

  90. Tyler angleman

    I have been working so hard to write a story and I’m telling you give me a chance. I will sell it in front of anyone. Sounds crazy right I know you probably get these all the time. I’m a serious soldier who needs a chance. I promise you I will impress.

  91. Eileen Pheland

    I am the author of The Brighter side of Homelessness and the Founder and President of Smile &Gratitude Charity Foundation, Inc.
    I’ve been homeless for 20 years and still smiling.
    I’d like to have a movie based on my life.

    Please contact me directly at directly at (949) 759.2889

    Eileen Pheland

  92. Vicky wilson

    I need some advice my grandmother was murderd in uk and very bad things follow wat i went tho growin up my dad also broke my legs in a British asain wat wants to share my story and help other s x

  93. John A. Landry

    Poor young man goes to Death row for a murder that a friend committed during burglary in Florida. Wins case, only to be tried and sentenced in Fed. for same crime. Spends 24 yrs. in some of the worse prisons fighting for freedom and life.

  94. Diana Lynn Rader

    I have a synopsis and 120 page script ready to go for the autobiography titled, FROM BENEATH THE ASH By: Diana Rader , lawyer :

  95. Diana Lynn Rader

    TRUE LIKE STORY autobiography, synopsis, 120 page full length feature fim ready to go…… FROM BENEATH THE ASH By: Diana Rader /
    Essentially this is a story about the life of a young girl raised in a multicultural family who goes through the turmoil of an abusive child hood to find her happiness came from beneath the ash. The lead character Diana is hungry fir the love she could not feel as a child. Her path to self fullfilment starts in a basement. That hunger soon becomes anger and courage in her adolescence. Her adolescence quickly meets another dark side of life as she gets involved with a junky hustler.

    Diana eventually learns the difference between love and sex, the hard way. The only thing that’s standing in her way is addiction. As she struggles with addiction her adult life becomes a rollercoaster ride of childbirth, single parenthood, and discovery. Diana’s relationship with her family mold’s her along the way.- Then one day, true love comes and helps her see her gift.

    Perhaps the most vital piece of this story is 6 year old Diana’s prayer. Can she become happy and free.

    Dear God, I really want to be a movie star so I can be rich and famous. I would also like to be happy and free.
    Love Diana age 6

    The hopes and dreams of the innocent. Everyone had a dream of what they wanted to become and where they wanted to go. For some, they may have come true and for others, not.

    I wrote my dreams on a tiny piece of paper, addressed to God and set it high upon my windowsill, in hopes He would find it while I lay asleep.

    My life may not of run its course according to the plan, but in some sense, I found out that everythin you go through in life will only make you stronger.

    The best part of my story is the realization that I had been the movie star I had asked to become when I was six years old. I was the mother, the 17 year old prostitute and sex slave, I was in several horrific situations. I was the criminal as well as the victim. I had played every role there was to play, just to stay alive. All the situations I had experianced were only a script to follow that had been written out for me in order to get to where I am at today. As I was looking through some old pictures of my girlfriends, I spotted a picture of that little girl I had etch from my mind so many years ago, my little friend in the cellar….it was my girlfriend! I am home!

    Autobiograophy, synopsis, 120 page full length feature film script ready to be sold. contact or Diana directly at 1-402-884-3387 /

  96. Huyen Tran

    I want you help me

  97. Lesley Strickland

    My father was murdered by his wife, and blamed my son for the murder, now she and my son in jail would like to tell the story leading up to my fathers death and after

  98. Nereo Beltran

    From Chicago’s north side. Had a child at 14. Involved in gangs and went to prison at age 18 in 1995 for murder. Released at 30. From hear more heart break and small happiness and drama.

  99. Daniel Pohl

    Cold War era: the most electrifying true escape story over the Iron Curtain, in search of freedom.

  100. Hasibullah

    I want a person who can understand listen or read my story that is based on a true story of military.

    • Diana rader

      You can email me your story and I would be happy to give you my input. Scroll up and you can read my story synopsis that I had posted. I can give you some sugestions if you would like. FEEDBACK is good! Diana Rader