Storyteller's Gambit Coaching: Story Development. 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’ll know why!"  ~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 building a framework for your story? 
Let me help you shape your story bones and develop your five plot points. 

Maybe you need help getting unstuck? 
Sometimes it is the question you don't know to ask that gets your story moving again. 

Need help understanding world building as it pertains to the story you want to write? 
Learn to world build through character or build a world that generates inspiration for endless stories. 

Or plan a series building 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 desert filling it with scenes or maybe it's just finding your ending.  You're in the right  place.

Do you want to learn how to write short stories for promotional tools such as reader magnets, opt-ins, or to submit to contest or magazines?

My favorite thing is connective or serialized short stories to use in my newsletter or holidays.  

Does tech get you down?  
Do you need one on one coaching help with Scrivener Scapple, mind mapping software?  Or help with learning the basics of Canva to create your own promotional material and branding?  Need help with learning the basics of Atticus a new formatting software for PC's 

I have a limited number of spots at any given tim?e. Coaching spots fill up fast.  
*Service list & prices below*


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.  
  • 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
Package:  4 Sessions - $75 / 30 Minutes


  • Short Story
  • Story Structure 
  • Plotting 5 Plot Points and a few scenes

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

Two sessions $ 155 / 60 Minutes

Package Deal Short Story, Story Structure, Plotting:
$300 Four /60-minute sessions each.


  • Story Development 
  • World Building 
  • World Building for Series

Single session: $110/ 60 Minutes

Two sessions $190 / 60 Minutes

Package Deal Development and World Building/ Series World Building:
$450 Four/ 60 minutes sessions each.


  • Scrivener--Basic to Intermediate

Single session:  $75 / 60 minutes each/

Two sessions $ 145 / 60 Minutes

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

Group:  $55 per person 4-people minimum /90 minutes.


  • Atticus—Basic Understanding and Operation

Single session: $75 / 60 minutes each/

Two sessions $ 145 / 60 Minutes

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

Group: $55 per person, 4-people minimum /90 minutes.


  • Scapple--Mind mapping

Single session-: $23/ 60 minutes session. 

Two sessions $ 39 / 60 Minutes

Group single session: $25 per person 4 people minimum / 60 minutes sessions. 


  • Canva Basics. Inquire here.  Basics $25 / 30 minutes $50 / 60 minutes session.

Book Covers
Social Media
Color Branding

Two sessions $ 95 / 60 Minutes

Group single session: $25 per person 4 people minimum / 60-minute session.

"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

She loves writing about Grumpy Old Gods, Space Opera, Paranormal & Sci-Fi Fantasy adventure, 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.  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

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