Story Coaching: Create Stories That Linger In The Mind Long After The Story Is Over!

Juneta Key

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Wild Years


"Juneta is the BOMB!  We call her the velvet hammer and if you work with her for half an hour, you’
~Shaunta Grimes

"Working with Juneta is the best decision I have ever made in my writing career." ~Elisabeth Rossman
"Juneta Key held my feet to the fire, made me choose one world to work on, and helped me plot three books in that world and possibly a fourth!"
~Meg Stewart

  • Do you need help to build a framework for your story? Let me help you shape your story bones, develop your five plot points, develop your story stakes, figure out strong character motivation and drive, or a few key scenes to get you going. 
  • Maybe you need help to get unstuck? Sometimes it is the question you don't know to ask that gets your story moving again. 
  • Need help to understand world building as it pertains to the story you want to write? Learn to world build through your characters, or build a world that generates inspiration for endless stories from the inside out or the outside in. 
  • Plan a series? Build a world you can return to time and again--I see patterns and connections everywhere.  
  • Maybe it's the story middle giving you the blues. Let me help you cross that middling desert, filling it with scenes, or structuring your scenes to push your story forward. Maybe you just need help to find that ending. 
  • Do you know the difference between need vs want when it comes to your characters? Do you know how to use that for strong character and scene building, creating conflict, angst, and tension?
  • Do you want to learn how to write short stories or flash fiction?  My number one Clifton Strength is connectivity which I use to create serialized short stories or flash fiction to use in my newsletter,  or as optins, promo, and reader magnets.  
  • Does tech get you down?  Need help with Scrivener, Scapple, Canva, or Atticus?  I have a Wordpress webite so can help figure out problems there too. 

Whatever you story need, you're in the right place!

I have a limited number of spots at any given time. Coaching spots fill up fast.  *Service list & prices below-scroll down plus more testimonials.*


Juneta Key

Coaching Single Sessions & Package Deal Pricing

Main Services:

  • Story Development & Structure - getting unstruck, building framework to avoid plots holes, and weak story structure.
  • World Building & Character ARC Development - there is more to world building than just creating elaborate worlds. Learn how to use character development to world build and flesh out conflict. 
  • Short Story - Create shorts stories to use as reader magnets, or promotional tools to promote your bigger work, or submit to contest and magazines. 
  • Plot Consultation (Plot Your Short Stories/Novel) - get the bones of story structure right and start out on the right foot.  
  • World Building for a Series (Create a world you can write in for years) - is your idea big enough to support a series, and how much is too much world building. 

Additional Services:

  • Productive & Accountability - creating proficient writing habits to get the work done and finished. 
  • Scapple-Mind Mapping Finding Your Ideas and developing them - a fun way to brainstorm your ideas and create connections between one idea and another. 
  • Scrivener Word Processing Software-basics to intermediate using this all-in-one project, software for writing---An alternative to Word and Google Docs. 
  • Create Your Story Bible - using Scrivener or Word or Google Docs.  
  • Canva-creating your own social media images and book covers. 
  • Atticus-New formatting software developed by Dave Chesson created of Publisher's Rocket.  He says it is like Vellum and Scrivener got together and had a baby. 

All sessions conducted via Zoom


Productive & Accountability

    Single Session Productive & Accountability Coaching $35 / 30 Minutes
    Or $50 / 45 Minutes Session

    Package:  4 Sessions - $120 / 30 Minutes
                      4 Sessions - $179 / 45 Minutes


    Basic Structuring Story & Basic Plotting

    • Short Story
    • Basic Story Structure 
    • 5 Plot Points / Evaluate Stakes / 1 or 2 Key Character Motivation Points, Brainstorming session for a few key scenes that matter to your story.

    Single session Short Story, Story Structure, Plot Points: $90 / 60 Minutes 

    Two sessions $ 155 / 60 Minutes

    Package Deal 4 Session: Short Story, Story Structure, Plot Points:
    $300 Four /60-minute sessions each.


    Story Development Coaching 

    • Story Development 
    • 3-Diminsional Characters
    • World Building 
    • World Building for Series

    Single session: $125/ 90 Minutes

    Two sessions: $250 / 90 Minutes

    Package Deal: Four sessions:  $450  90 minutes
    For Story Development and World Building or if Series--Series World Building: and Tracking.

    NOTE:  This package is for digger deeper.  Getting down the WHY's that drive story and WHY it matters to the story.  

    I work with you as you craft structure into your story as you write it. This helps bypass the need for a developmental editor which can cost thousands.  

    I work with you to watch for problems with structure, pacing, plot, and story flow.  

    I help  you maintain story integrity, and  stay focus on the stakes in your narrative, which is crucial to good storytelling.  

    We do one-on-one brainstorming sessions to combat writer’s block, to flesh out what comes next, what scenes are needed or ideas for scenes that matter to your story.  

    I help you figure out your story message and show how to use that to guide and keep on track when things get murky or uncertain or go on a tangent in the writing process  

    Every story has a message when finished.  I help you make it the message you want to convey to your reader.

    I aid with character development helping you understand your character core motivations.  The WHY's, what makes them tick creating more 3-diminsional characters.   

    I help you figure out how to build that minute by minute tension into your story that grabs readers and keeps them turning pages.  

    I help you figure out the lies your character believes that generate conflict in your story and  affects all their choices that have led them to this point where your story begins and when it ends.

    No matter your writing skill level, I  will help you become a better and stronger writer than you were when  you started with me.   I cheer and support you as you do the work that helps improves what you write that keeps you growing on your writing journey. 

    I have learned through my own experience, that, I am a better writer today than I was yesterday, because I believe in continual learning of the writing craft with PRACTICE, doing it to become a better craftsman. 

    We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Wild Years


    Scrivener -- Basic to Intermediate

    Single session:  $70 / 60 minutes each/

    Two sessions $ 135 / 60 Minutes

    Package Deal: $250 / Four 60-minute sessions each.  

    Group:  $55 per person /4-people minimum /90 minutes. (If you have friends also interested in learning, you can get together to do a group session at a discounted rate of $55 per person.)


    Atticus—Basic Understanding and Operation

      Single session: $70/ 60 minutes each/

      Two sessions $135 / 60 Minutes

      Package Deal: $250 / Four 60-minute sessions each.

      Group: $55 per person, /4-people minimum /90 minutes (If you have friends also interested in learning, you can get together to do a group session at a discounted rate of $55 per person.)


      Scapple--Mind Mapping

        Single session-: $23/ 60 minutes session. 

        Two sessions $39 / 60 Minutes

        Group single session: $22 per person / 4 people minimum / 60-minute session. (If you have friends also interested in learning, you can get together to do a group session at a discounted rate of $22 per person.)


        Using Canva Basic to Intermediate

        • Book Covers 
        • Social Media
        • Author Branding Ideas

        Canva Basics: Sessions $25 / 30 minutes or $50 / 60 minutes

        Two sessions $ 75/ 60 Minutes

        Package Deal: Four sessions $ 180 / 60 Minutes

        Group single session:
         $25 per person / 4 people minimum / 60-minute session. (If you have friends also interested in learning you can get together to do a group session at a discounted rate of $25 per person.)

        "You know, the best thing about being a writer is you don't have to make excuses for pretending. It's part of the job. Where do all the stories come from? I believe it is the human condition that makes us all heroes and villains, saints or monsters. Life is the mythology of living that creates the stories of our lives and imaginations." ~Juneta


        Juneta Key

        Juneta WRITES SPECULATIVE FICTION that is Evocative, Mythic, a little Magical, Adventurous, and somewhat Humorous! Come Explore Her Worlds.

        She loves writing about Grumpy Old Gods, Space Opera, Paranormal (Paranormal Women's Fiction) & Sci-Fi Fantasy  full of adventurous hijnks, mystery, and romance. 

        Her stories encompass all the complexity of human nature, whether human or non-human, mage, mystic or pilot.  She relishes stories that involve the mythology born of living, and the shadows that make us all heroes, anti-heroes, villains, and poets.

        She is co-owner/editor, marketing, social media, and website manager of Stormdance Publications.  Short Story Submission Guidelines available on the site during open call periods.

        She is a founding member of Storytime Quarterly Blog Hop.

        She is admin of the Insecure Writer's Support Group.

        She is a Project Manager for the Ninja Writers Press.  Fiction Columnist and Editor of The Ninja Writers Pub on Medium.  She is also Accountability and Buddy Program Manager, teaches writing classes, hosts co-working calls and Write-In Saloon's for Ninja Writers LLC.   

        Juneta offers one on one coaching through Storyteller's Gambit in productive & accountability, story development/world building/plotting/series, getting unstuck in novel, short story, plus Scrivener, Scapple, Canva help, EMAIL HERE.

        Short Story Fantasy Collection:

        Magic Born or Magic Cursed?

        Atlantis has risen! Cataclysmic events reshape the globe and a new world order emerges. Magic once hidden is released back into the world. The magical Isle of Moon Hollow is no longer just an ordinary seafaring community.

        Discover how the residents of Moon Hollow overcome their trials and tribulations.

        Pre-Emergence: Remi and Smoak
        A young girl comes into her magic when she comes of age. Is she magic born or magic cursed? So far she’d say cursed.

        The Emergence: Poseidon’s Island
        A young thief triggers the rising of Atlantis setting off global catastrophic events.

        A young boy’s innate magic is ignited early, in the aftermath of the rising of Atlantis. Scared and alone, his instincts take him on a survival journey to find his destiny.

        Deep Dive
        What secrets and legends lay under the Isle of Moon Hollow? A tourist shop owner and deep sea diver will soon find out.

        No one expects to outlive their children. Driven by grief, a man seeks the portal to Hades in Mermaid Cove.

        Volume 1 Through 5

        Grumpy Old Gods

        What happens when gods wane, retire, or just decide they need a change of employment?

        13 writers took up the challenge and let their imaginations run wild in this anthology that is nearly-always amusing, somewhat insightful, and completely irreverent as we imagine the gods of yore in retirement.

        ~Reviews of Grumpy Old Gods
        Volume One~

        Now You Are in Trouble!: or Where did all the toilet paper go?


        Don't panic. Fifteen funny stories to get you through the pandemic. Because laughter is infectious.

        Stories by James Husum, Bill Bush, Nic Steven, Elizabeth McCleary, Gregg I. Veg, Sarah Neuen, Sabrina Rosen, Vanessa Wells, Juneta Key, Jemma Weir, VS Stark, and Katharina Gerlach