At Shattered, we believe in the power of your story. 

You might not see it yet, but we believe everyone has a story, and every single story matters. Even neuroscience says our brains are created for stories and our brains literally stop everything (except important stuff, like breathing and, you know, staying alive) to hear a story. Seriously! Who doesn’t love a good story? 

We’re not looking to commandeer your story, rewrite it, or infuse it with any particular magic. Your story has indelible value and innate power — and we’re here to harness that power and release it into the wild, where it will offer readers hope, help and purpose. 

It’s your story — we’re just here to help you tell it. 

Our storytelling process is designed to give you, the Storyowner, control of the narrative. We want you to be as excited about publishing your story as we are, and we’ll work until you are 100% satisfied. 

So, what does our storytelling process look like? It’s a simple three-step process designed to create powerful narratives while maintaining the agency of our clients. Take a look…

  1. Tell your story at your convenience. If you purchase a storytelling service from Shattered, you drive the schedule. You choose the best time for you to chat with one of our storytellers. And (coming soon!) you’ll even get to choose your own storyteller from our team of rockstar storytellers.


  2. Have a conversation, not an interview. We’re storytellers, not investigative journalists; our purpose is to tell your story, not write a hit piece. We’ll never pressure you or ask “gotcha” questions. If you want to dive into deep waters and explore emotional moments in your life, we’ll be there every step of the way. But we’ll never coerce you into revealing an experience that makes you uncomfortable. Our storytellers are trained to listen with care.


  3. You approve the final product. Once our storyteller writes your story and we run it past our editors, it goes right back to you for the ultimate seal of approval. If you’re not happy with it, we’ll go back to the drawing board with you and work on it until you are. 

At Shattered, we break down barriers to hope, help and purpose by harnessing the power of stories. You can harness that power too, by helping us tell one very important story — yours. 

If you have a story you would like to share with Shattered, please read our Guidelines For Writers  and our Terms and Conditions for Writers. By submitting a story, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions for Writers. To contribute a story for consideration please submit your story to [email protected].