How To Write A Story: Step By Step

Let me show you the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to write a gripping story.

New episodes of How To Write a A Story Step By Step are posted to Michael Martin's YouTube Channel on Wednesdays at 3PM EDT.

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The secret to writing a gripping story.

Based on techniques that have worked for the most profitable stories of modern times, this step-by-step guide takes the guesswork out of writing an effective story. It's simple, easy to follow and helps shape a story when it isn't working.

In this free download you get the Story Structure Template (PDF), a quick guide for outlining your storyYou also get an 80 page eBook titled How To Write A Story: Step By Step which examines new stories such as Black Panther, breaking down all of it's successful storytelling methods such as how to effectively establish empathy for your protagonist. Plus, you get even more BONUSES, including 10 story beat cheat sheets to help you keep track of your story beats, and 6 writing and publishing worksheets for when you're project is completed.


Enter your name and email below. Then click the button to download your freebies right away and you could be writing a great story tonight!

Works For Most Stories

This simple template covers fiction of all genres, and some non-fiction such as memoirs. Any time you want to tell an effective story, you'll be able to skip the dreaded blank page and just write.

Supports and Enhances Your Creativity

Your imagination and vision is strengthened and empowered using this cheat sheet as it is simply designed to ensure your audience feels the powerful emotional experience you intended.

Tested And Proven To Make Money

These techniques have worked for the most profitable books, movies and TV shows of the last 10 years. This template saves you countless years of rejection. Just copy-paste-publish.


A curated list of recommended books on the craft of writing for your reference.

Some of the best writing apps that will make the act of writing your project a fun experience. 

A YouTube playlist featuring a collection of over 100 video essays that dissect the art of storytelling to help you write your best story.


Writing Made Easy Through Coaching

When you join Story Writer Academy, Michael Martin will coach you to be a 100% competent writer that is skilled at what actually works.

Beginner Friendly

Even if you are a beginner starting from scratch Michael will have you running circles around other writers in your genre within 30 days of joining the program.

Best Writing Tactics

Once Michael coaches you in the basics he will take you to the next level and you will be applying advanced tactics that most writers are either doing wrong or don't know about.

Live Interaction Q/A

You will have multiple chances to sit down with Michael (who makes over $10K per month from writing) and get all your questions answered.

What Exactly Do You Get?

1-on-1 personalized attention to address your individual specific needs.

When you join Story Writer Academy, you get immediate access to Michael online. In-person consultations are only available in New York.

Michael will read and review your work and provide private in-line critiques, and summary coaching documents. (fiction and non-fiction options are available)

Plus, you get access to all the video courses with monthly updates and join a community of like-minded writers like you!

And Much More!

From A Writer Who Actually Makes Money From Writing

Michael Martin

Michael Martin is a writer living in New York who generates income from ghostwriting for thought leaders and influencers.

Besides fulfilling his own dream of writing a fantasy novel he also helps other writers to achieve their goals and to generate self sustaining full-time incomes from their writing.

Let Me Coach You to Turn Your Writing Into A Full-Time Career

A Brief Message From Michael

See The Results Writers Like You Are Getting

"Michael, thanks for all your help. Without you I don't think I would have ever been able to put my ideas together to write such a great story. You asked me stimulating questions, following my hobbies and interests to help me figure out what is most important to me and what I want to achieve. "

Stephanie McCammon

"Michael was very insightful in evaluating the initial chapters of my novel. It's obvious he didn't just "phone it in," but was very detailed in explaining his views about the characters, plot, dialogue, etc. He really honed in and provided exactly what I needed to hear. I highly recommend him."

Julio Milanes
New York

"Michael has been adaptable to my needs, and challenges me constantly to go for what I dream of. My writing took exponential leaps when I started working with Michael as a writing coach. I'm learning more than I could ever have imagined about both myself. And my writing is more confident and powerful, and my book nearly finished. "

Krista Roberts

"I was going through a stressful time in my life when I came across Michael. From our first discussion his approach was incredibly effective. His no-nonsense style coupled with an amazing sense of humor gave me the perspective I needed to lift out of the fog. He’s highly proficient at cutting thru the BS! I needed that. "

Tim Scully
New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Both fiction and non-fiction options are available.

Michael specializes in long-form narrative genres including romance, YA, NA, science-fiction, political intrigue, action, and fantasy.

And some non-fiction such as memoir, autobiographies, advice, inspiration, motivation, opinion, family history, or book based on a true story--only when there's a narrative that follows a story.

No children's (under 13 years), short stories, textbooks or other non-narrative works.

Michael feels that training videos can sometimes be impersonal. However, in special circumstances videos are effective and people tend to like them for their flexibility.

So, Michael has included videos as part of the membership to Story Writer Academy because people find videos beneficial. And he keeps them updated monthly.

But Michael prefers interacting with writers directly (over the phone, live streaming chats, social media, etc.) because it has proven to provide the most value and has gotten much better results for writers because it offers more personalized attention to their specific needs.

And that’s the most important thing to Michael, getting you real results.

Look, we're so confident in the quality of Michael's coaching that we're giving you a 30 day no questions asked refund guarantee.

This means you can come become a member. Check out all the content. Pick Michael's brain. And if you are not wowed you can refund immediately. Via our support which has a 30-minute response time.

And it’s that simple.

You can either join the membership and allow Michael to coach you 100% risk free and get all the shortcuts, training and help you need to escape the horrible period that comes with writing or you can spend the next year testing and hoping to hit it big with the right combination.

The choice is up to you. And AGAIN you can join this risk free because of our very lenient 30 day refund guarantee.

Your Special Price


Normally, the list price for a writing coaching service like Michael's is $2,750 per month, but you won't pay that.

Instead, with today's special invitation we're only asking you to pay an incredibly low $47 bucks per month.

Sounds too good to be true. Why so low?

It’s not because Michael is a generous nice guy (which he is).

But it’s more because this type of membership offers more flexibility for you (you can cancel at any time) and it strikes a balance between being affordable for writers (you save thousands of dollars) while still providing a way for Michael to filter out who’s truly interested.

There’s no use in coaching anyone who isn’t going to follow through and take it serious.

So, Michael limits his coaching membership to just a handful of writers that he can give his full attention.

We're confident you'll love Michael's coaching. But only you can choose to act fast enough to seize the chance to find out. He's taking the first 100 new members who sign up today.

After those slots are filled, you could be out of luck. So please don't wait. Click the button at the bottom of this page to sign up and sign in to Story Writer Academy.

And get access to all the rest of the member materials we talked about... by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

Michael is excited to hear from you soon, as slots can fill up fast... and because it's only a matter of days or even hours before membership closes.

Don't forget about your 30-day no questions asked refund guarantee and your 14-day free trial to jump in and try it out right now.

Get Started Today!

Coaching space is limited. And spots fill up fast. If you don’t get in right now, membership won’t open again for months.




Includes but is not limited to:

Coaching Sessions (four 30-minute personalized sessions per month)

Submit your work (up to 10 pages per month) for critique

Critique, Development Editing and Email Exchanges (up to 2 hours per month)

Access to the private Facebook group  (monthly access)

Direct message Michael anytime for private Q&A sessions (monthly access)





Includes but is not limited to:

Coaching Sessions (eight 30-minute personalized sessions per month)

Submit your work (full manuscript up to 90k words) for critique

Critique, Development Editing and Email Exchanges (up to 4 hours per month)

Access to the private Facebook group  (monthly access)

Direct message Michael anytime for private Q&A sessions (monthly access)





Includes but is not limited to:

Coaching Sessions (twelve 45-minute personalized sessions per month)

Submit your work (full manuscript) for critique

Critique, Development Editing and Email Exchanges (up to 10 hours per month)

Access to the private Facebook group  (permanent access)

Direct message Michael anytime for private Q&A sessions (permanent access)


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