"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
—Muriel Rukeyser

Dr. Mother Love chats with Dr. Ken Atchity


Dr. Ken has developed and produced over 30 films, including The Meg (Jason Statham--$560M worldwide; sequel appears August 23, 2023), Life or Something Like It (Angelina Jolie), The Kennedy Detail (Emmy-nominated), The Lost Valentine (Betty White--best CBS movie of the week), and Hysteria (Maggie Gyllenhaal). His interviews on writing, publishing, and Hollywood are collected on his Story Merchant YouTube channel.

Born in Cajun Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he graduated from Rockhurst High School’s Honor Program with an Ignatian Scholarship to study at Georgetown University. While in high school, he published his first book reviews for The Kansas City Star. At Georgetown, Atchity majored in Classics and English and rose to Editor-in-Chief of The Hoya. 

He spent his junior summer at Cambridge University in England, studying literature and social institutions, then won the prestigious Vergilian Academy Silver Medal. His correspondence, literary artifacts, and entertainment memorabilia are institutionalized at Georgetown’s Atchity Aguillard Collectionhttps://snaccooperative.org/vocab_administrator/resources/8044322

Dr. Atchity’s company, Writer’s Lifeline, Inc., offers several personal 1-on-1 coaching services that cover topics like Dealing with your Creative Mind and Getting Your Story Straight. Respectively, the two services delve into artistic self-improvement and the comprehensive development of a writer’s written project with an eye for a strong structure, characters, and marketability. 

“Write Your Own Obituary” was recently added to the offerings.

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