How To Write Your Best Story, by Philip Martin

How To Write Your Best Story

Wonder what it takes to get published? This book makes the case that the answer is: good storytelling!

Storytelling skills, despite their immense value, are seldom emphasized in writing courses. How To Write Your Best Story fills that gap, exploring three key elements that fuel the magic of story: intriguing eccentricity, delightful details, and satisfying surprises.

Now in an expanded 2nd edition, this book offers proven storytelling techniques used by the best authors, including winners of the Nobel, the Pulitzer, and National Book Award, as well as by other bestselling authors whose books are treasured by generations of fans.

This guide draws on the author’s decades of experience in the book trade, including editing many books of advice on literary craft and career development.

The practical tips, techniques, and examples here draw on the work of literary greats, from Shakespeare, Dickens, and Mark Twain to Willa Cather, E.B. White, and James Thurber to modern masters of successful fiction.

How To Write Your Best Story will help you understand how to craft better fiction (or nonfiction) and get your best work published.

“An inspiring, captivating gem of a book on the storyteller’s art. I loved it.”
– Douglas Clegg, author of Neverland, Isis, Afterlife, and other bestselling novels

“This is a gem of a book – a must-read for anyone who wishes to craft the ‘best story’ possible.”
– Raymond Bial, author of Amish Home, The Underground Railroad, and Where Lincoln Walked.

How To Write Your Best Story, by Philip Martin

How To Write Your Best Story:
Advice for Writers on Spinning an Enchanting Tale
2nd Edition
by Philip Martin
Crickhollow Books  •  October 2017
Trade Softcover • 168 pages • 5.5” x 8.5”
Writing / Reference / Instructional Guides
$14.95  •  ISBN-13: 978-1-883953-94-2
Buy softcover from