Making stories happen
for over thirty years
The Story Merchant Companies
The Writers Lifeline
Helping writers tell their stories.
The Story Merchant Companies were formed to serve the needs of storytellers, publishers and production companies. Each company provides a different service that is supported and supports the other three. If we believe your story has commercial potential but needs work we can use our coaching or editing services through The Writers Lifeline or Story Merchant to bring it to market standard before pitching to publishers or film companies.
Who is the Story Merchant?
Ken Atchity spent his first career as a professor focusing his efforts on understanding stories and helping writers get their stories told. “I believe we can change the world through stories. I believe in making a difference in the lives of others through the power of storytelling.” Read more
Ken’s lifelong mission has been assisting storytellers find their widest audiences.
How to be successfully published
Ready to be a bestseller? Ken Atchity has worked with hundreds of authors and books and as many bestsellers. In this in-depth conversation Ken shares his views and insider tips on how to be your own success story.
Quit Your Day Job and Live Out Your Dreams
Are you a creative person seeking more satisfying work? Do you want to make the transition from a job you find secure but soulless to a life built around your creative dream? In this Film Courage video, Dr. Ken Atchity shares how his own pursuit of living his dreams spawned a book on the subject and what blocks most people’s road to success.