Hi, I'm Stacy Juba.I teach authors how to simplify the writing and editing process, fit their goals into a busy life, and develop a positive mindset.
Ready to ditch the overwhelm and find some solutions?
Let’s put you on the right path.
Are you ready to level up your writing skills, train yourself to think like an editor, and gain clarity on your book? Explore my resources that break down the craft of writing and editing into simple steps.
If you’re eager to try out-of-the-box productivity, time management, mindset, and creativity techniques geared toward authors, I’ve got you covered. Check out these practical, effective, and holistic resources.
You’re seeking developmental and line edits and need someone who is pleasant, reliable, seasoned, and makes feedback easy to understand. Check out my approach to working one-on-one.
The Looks and Gazes Quickstart Guide
Do a search and I’ll bet you find more “looks” than you expected in your manuscript. Download The Looks and Gazes Quickstart Guide and discover more than 100 ways to describe your characters’ looks and gazes. These free cheat sheets come from The Energize Your Writing Toolkit, so get a sneak peek and start punching up those trite sentences.
Hey, there! I’m an author of 10 books, a freelance developmental editor, online course creator, freelance journalist, mom of two, cat owner, yoga enthusiast . . .
Whew! I’m busy, just like you are. I caught the writing bug in third grade and it has stuck with me ever since. If you’re reading this, then I’m going to hazard a guess that you have the writing bug, too.
A passion for telling stories is a wonderful thing, but we call it the writing bug for a reason.
Just like a medical ailment, it comes with some unpleasant symptoms:
😟 Overwhelm when you stare at a blank page as you’re not sure what to write next.
😟 Overwhelm when you stare at a filled page, wondering how you’re going to pull off a rewrite.
😟 Confusion about what to fix first. Plot holes? Characters? Body language? Description? Voice? Pacing? Word choice? The list seems endless.
😟 A nagging urge to write your story while you’re working, making dinner, watching TV, taking a shower, or marketing your published book.
😟 Guilt that you’re too tired to write when you finally have time.
😟 Imposter Syndrome that makes you question whether you have what it takes.
Can you relate to any of these? I’ve grappled with ALL of these “symptoms” over the years, and I’ve also watched my editing clients struggle with them.
That’s why I’ve established proven systems to help you streamline the self-editing process; transform your writing, creativity, and mindset; and manage your time better.
What's my story?
I published my first book at age 18, back in the early 1990s. Over the years, I’ve published 10 books including chick lit, mystery and suspense, young adult, and children’s books. I’ve had novels ranked as #5 and #11 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List, have made lists including GalleyCat’s Barnes & Noble Bestsellers, GalleyCat’s Mystery and Thriller Bestsellers, and Best Books for Young Teen Readers Grades 7-10, and won over a dozen writing awards.
To date, I’ve written more than 3,000 articles for newspapers, magazines, and blogs and have been interviewed on over 40 podcasts. As a freelance editor, I’ve helped hundreds of authors with their projects, from beginners to those under contract at publishing companies.
THERE IS A LOT MORE I CAN DO AS A WRITER
“Before taking the course, I felt like I only had half of the information and my manuscript showed it. What I liked best was how well she explains it. How often the ‘duh’ effect struck me, and I can see why. I learned there is a lot more I can do as a writer. That it’s my story and I am the responsible party.” Doree Anderson
WORKING WITH STACY WAS FANTASTIC
“It was my first experience with an editor, so I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect and was a little nervous about soliciting critical feedback. But I was quickly reassured by Stacy’s friendly, constructive approach.
Her critique was deft, thoughtful, and un-intrusive–meaning she was good at making valuable suggestions that didn’t mess with my ‘voice’ at all. It was like she ‘got’ me, and was careful to leave my style intact while molding and polishing all the technical stuff. I would absolutely use her again and recommend her services. She was wonderful!” Harper Alexander
i CAN DO IT!
“Before this course, I didn’t have much time management because I had not been disciplined. Now I have more determination to find a set time to write at least five days a week. I enjoyed the flow of the course and also the demos. My biggest takeaway – I can do it!” Marilyn Leggett