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Tell a Story Help Centre

I'm struggling to access the portal, what do I do?

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Which category does my story fall in to?

When you write a story, you can choose between four categories as outlined below. Simply publish your story and select a category to preview your work.

Fairy Tales

Fictional stories told for entertainment purposes that can also contain lessons of moral value. Fairy tales usually involve enchantment and typically features entities such as fairies, elves, giants, dragons, goblins or witches.

Stories

This category features stories based in an exact location. For example, a castle you can still visit or a town with a story to tell. Use the 'spin the globe' action to find a location of interest and share your story.

Legends

Legends are a traditional story often believed to be historical but not authenticated. It is a genre of folklore that encompasses human actions believed to have taken place. Legends usually have a hero character at the centre of the story and they are often set in fantastic places.

Recipes

Whether it be an origin story, a personal experience, memory or famous dish, TellAStory want to hear all about your favourite foods! Include ingredients, and how to instructions so others can replicate your culinary skills as they learn about the history of the dish.

Dear Diary

Whether it be an origin story, a personal experience, memory or famous dish, TellAStory want to hear all about your favourite foods! Include ingredients, and how to instructions so others can replicate your culinary skills as they learn about the history of the dish.

How do I edit my profile?

To edit your profile, simply click on your username or avatar in the top right corner of the page once you have logged in. Follow the 'edit details' link on the left hand side, and here you can edit your profile including features such as:

  • Changing your profile picture/avatar.
  • Editing your 'About Me' section.
  • Changing your personal details, such as name and location.
  • Add links to your other social media sites or website.
  • Changing your password.

How do I upload a story?

To write a story, go into your profile page and click on the top right icon: 'Write Your Story'. Here you can select a category for your story, add a title and location, as well as edit the timeline. Insert your story and images, preview your story and decide if you want to publish it publicly or privately.

How do I change my password?

Simply click on your profile picture or username in the top right corner, and follow the link titled: 'Edit Profile'. At the bottom of page, you can select a new password and confirm the changes.

How do I add pictures to my story?

When editing your story, you can upload a main picture to feature at the top of the page, or add images throughout the body of the text. The 'image button' at the top of the 'write storyline' section will prompt you to select an image from your desktop. You can select as many images as you want.

Who will see my stories?

That is completely up to you! When editing your story, you have the option 'privacy settings' which includes sharing your story publicly, with your friends or keeping your story private.

How do I search for another user?

In the top right corner of the page, you will find the magnifying glass search icon. Here you can search for a user by name, and find their stories. Simply click on the author and add your new friend!

How do I search for a story?

In the top right corner of the page, you will find the magnifying glass search icon. Here you can search for a story by the title or name of the author.

What should I include in the 'about me' section?

Whatever you want! This is an outlet for you to let people know who you are, and what matters to you. Define yourself how you see fit, including links to other social media pages, your history, quotes or songs that describe you.

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