Develop and Build Your Story Worlds! Storyteller's Gambit Coaching

Juneta Key

"You are only powerless if you believe you are powerless."
~Jamie Fox, Robin Hood, 2008

I learned to read before I started kindergarten.  Books have been my friends, teacher, and source of grand adventures for long as I can remember.  

In the early 80's I developed a passion for learning the writing craft.  I took every course I could and read every craft book I could afford, still do.  

It is one of two writing vices I must guard against least I use it as an excuse to procrastinate.   

I am a novelist and short story writer, with a penchant for creating series because I see pattern and connection in everything. 

2020 saw the start of my coaching business for story development, world building and short story--plus a few side services.  

As of 11/03/2020 I have one open slot left.  Email me if like to grab the last slot.    


Juneta Key

Coaching Single Sessions & Package Deal Pricing

Main Services:

  • Story Development - getting unstruck, building framework to avoid plots holes, and weak story structure.
  • World Building - 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 Your Stories/Novel - get the bones of story structure right and start out on the right foot.  
  • World Building for a Series - 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 Your Ideas - 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. 
  • Canva-creating your own social media images and book covers. 

All sessions conducted via Zoom


  • Productive & Accountability

Single Session Productive & Accountability Coaching $42 / 60 Minutes

Package Deal $117 Four /60 minutes sessions each. 


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

Single session Short Story, Story Structure, Plotting: $75 / 60 Minutes 

Two sessions $ 142 / 60 Minutes

Package Deal Short Story, Story Structure, Plotting: $250 Four /60-minute sessions each.


  • Story Development 
  • World Building 
  • World Building for Series

Single session: $75/ 90 Minutes

Two sessions $ 145 / 90 Minutes

Package Deal Development and World Building/ Series World Building: $250 Four/ 90 minutes sessions each.


  • Scrivener--Basic to Intermediate

Single session:  $75 / 60 minutes each/

Two sessions $ 143 / 60 Minutes

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

Group: $55 Four/ 60 minutes each.


  • Scapple--Mind mapping

Single session-: $23/ 60 minutes session. 

Two sessions $ 39 / 60 Minutes

Group single session: (Four people) $32/ 60 minutes sessions each. 


  • I have limited availability for Canva Basics. Inquire here.  Single session-: $40/ 60 minutes session.

    Two sessions $ 75 / 60 Minutes

    Group single session: (Four people) $32/ 60 minutes sessions each.



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 co-founder of Storytime Quarterly Blog Hop.

She is a Project Manager for the Ninja Writers Press.  Fiction Columnist and Editor of The Ninja Writers Pub on Medium.  She is a the Accountability & Buddy Program Manager for Ninja Writers.   Juneta teaches a class on short story for the Ninja Writers Guild & Academy, hosts the Ninja Writers Fiction co-working call on Tuesdays, Ninja Writers Short Story drop in call on Thursday's, and three write-ins saloons for Ninja Writers, (Wed, Fri, Sun) to aid in creating good writing habit and a shared space with other writers doing the same thing.  

Juneta offers coaching in productive & accaountability, story development/world building, short story, Scrivener, Scapple, Canva help, EMAIL HERE.

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