About Us

Making Better Writers Since 1995

We are dedicated to the art and craft of writing.


In this endeavor, we came to realize that there was more to writing than just strategy and technique. In today's world, writers can put their work into the open marketplace through self-publishing.  However, this brings in a whole new set of skills, and that is digital publishing. We also came across many writers who had great ideas but had trouble filling in the gaps. We found that History was the best way to give inspiration. Not through the memorization of facts, but instead, through the study of human triumph and discovery.


Feel free to explore our site. For those who are more serious about writing and publishing, we offer online courses in different disciplines for one low, monthly price.


Story Master Academy is owned and operated by Captivatim Multimedia located in Riverside, California.



ATTN: Story Master Academy

5225 Canyon Crest Drive

Suite 71-197

Riverside, CA 92507


Your Instructor

Michael Wood, M.Ed., M.S.

Michael is the owner and lead designer with Captivatim Multimedia in Riverside, California.  He is also a Wix Certified Trainer.  He is an Instructional Designer and provides e-learning services for major chains in the restaurant industry. 


He holds a Masters degree in Education from the University of California and a Masters degree in Educational Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University.


He is a recipient of the Student of the Year Award from the Chancellor in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and graduated Summa Cum Laude majoring in Creative Writing and Education. He taught K-12 in public, private, and virtual schools. He served for many years as a ghost writer and still operates as a professional writing consultant.


He served as a Non-Commissioned Officer the United States Army as a Communications Specialist and Multimedia Director for the 16th Signal Battalion and was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for his work in filmmaking and digital production for the Signal Corp during Operation Roving Sands.


He has a passion for Literature and History. By age 12 he was co-piloting a Cessna across the Swiss Alps and by age 18, he was traveling through the cobble-stone streets of Guadalajara investigating the mysterious mummies there. He was even caught swimming in the Caribbean Sea because he simply "wanted to see what the pirates saw in real life."


When he is not teaching and studying History and Writing techniques, you can catch him on Battle.net playing Overwatch and serving in his local church with the family.


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(951) 444-1277

5225 Canyon Crest Drive

Suite 71-197

Riverside, CA 92507

San Juan Capistrano