At STORY LINE we are all writing one story about the world of story telling. We may be dealing with it in different ways but it is one story line. Tell Your Story Today...
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First Time PUBLISHER
WHAT TO WRITE
STORY LINE EARNING PROGRAM
Each writer is limited to one article submission per week. You may right on any topic you may please as long as it adheres to the guidelines below and is related to film making (we’d love it even more if it focused on Africa) . We do however encourage you to use the topics and categories below to help you shape your ideas.
EDUCATIONAL HOW TO’s (Better writer, cinematographer etc), DIY (how to build something)
AFRICAN CINEMA Stories that deal with details regarding the state, developments, ongoing and future of cinema in Africa
FILM FESTIVALS We will cover news about every major film festival and especially those happening in Africa.
FILM EVENTS Any important events that take place related to film we should be able to feature. Maybe do a calendar on the site for film events.
TECHNOLOGY Any new development that happen in equipment, or systems that support film we cover.
BIOGRAPHIES/INTERVIEWS We do cover stories of filmmakers in the different fields and departments especially those from Africa.
REVIEWS We do reviews of new movies and Tv shows around the continent and the world
To be published on Story Line you will need to upload a word version of your story with the story structured the way you would like readers to see it on your page. Please note some advertisements may interfere with the structure you provide us with.
Kindly view sample layouts from previous articles. Click below
Below are a few guidelines that we need to undertake in making sure the layout and structures of our stories are just the way our audiences like it..
You may use a minimum of two pictures or videos in each story.
Underneath all pictures or videos indicate the source (linking back to its origin) or the person who has lent us the courtesy to use it. We highly recommend using pictures under Creative Commons License
All the pictures or videos used should be relevant to the story
When writing a piece that has been inspired by another piece or the information has been obtained from another site the following must be done:
At the end of your article indicate where the source of the information is from. Linking back to the sites that hold that information. Great stories have more than one source.
Clearly indicate you are providing your opinion or view to information you have discovered or found or provided for.
When writing an original story make it a point to double check the information you're presenting from a variety of sources a minimum of two is best.
You may not be journalists but it will be important to consider structuring your stories using the… 5ws and a H, Inverted Pyramid, or Three act structure. Choosing to use these techniques or a mashup of them will ensure you uphold professionalism and respect of the craft.
Be honest and passionate about with each piece you write because those are the only two values that stand the test of time.
The minimum number of words per article is 300
Each Writer has the opportunity to earn from his or her article by agreeing to participate in Story Lines Earning Program. The program allows for RECA to place advertisements from RECA's Ad program and affiliate programs within your article. Thereby earning 80% of the revenue generated by your earned balance. To be able to qualify for the program you will need to have submitted a minimum of 10 articles and agreed to the terms and conditions.