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stefanie newell writing coach

Welcome to my professional portfolio!

With over 3.5 million views on YouTube, I have a proven track record of engaging and captivating audiences. As a writer, editor, and coach, my passion lies in crafting compelling narratives and helping others refine their craft. My latest screenplay, “The Buzz,” adapted from my previously published novel, showcases my passion for storytelling and my skills in screenwriting.

Described as a humorous yet introspective look at the entertainment industry and its allure, “The Buzz” was born from my experiences freelance writing for Unrated Magazine. There, I had the opportunity to interview celebrities such as Drew Sidora (Real Housewives of Atlanta), K-Ci and Jo-Jo (Jodeci), and actor Brian White (Ambitions).

After observing the entertainment industry over the years, I put pen to paper and brought to life the assertive Internet influencer Ebony Jenkins. Driven by a passion for screenwriting and developmental editing, I have successfully transitioned my novel into a screenplay, showcasing my dedication to storytelling and crafting compelling narratives.

About Me

I am Stefanie Newell-Ross, a passionate screenwriter, editor, and coach. With guidance from esteemed mentor Suzanne de Passe, a respected figure in the music and film industry, I have honed my storytelling and content creation skills.

My journey into storytelling began while freelance writing for the entertainment magazine Unrated Magazine, where I had the opportunity to interview celebrities such as Drew Sidora (Real Housewives of Atlanta), K-Ci and Jo-Jo (Jodeci), and actor Brian White.

This experience ignited my passion for crafting narratives, leading to the publication of my novel. I have since adapted this novel into a screenplay, showcasing my dedication to storytelling and my ability to captivate audiences. With over 3.5 million views on my YouTube channel, I demonstrate my talent for engaging content creation and connecting with viewers.


The Buzz

Logline: A dedicated salon owner struggles to maintain her business and protect her daughter’s future when a shocking paternity revelation threatens to unravel her carefully built life.

Synopsis/Excerpt: Available upon request by email [email protected].

Development Process:

  • Conceptualization: Brainstorming ideas and concepts for the screenplay.
  • Outline: Creating a detailed outline of the plot, characters, and major story beats.
  • Drafting: Writing the initial draft of the screenplay.
  • Revisions: Conducting multiple rounds of revisions to refine the script.
  • Feedback: Seeking feedback from peers, mentors, or industry professionals to improve the screenplay.
  • Finalization: Finalizing the screenplay for submission or production.



  • Over 3.5 million views on YouTube.
  • Recognized for easy-to-understand writing, self-publishing, marketing, and tech videos.

Professional Bio

Stefanie Newell-Ross is the go-to writing coach for the first-time writer looking for direction on writing, publishing, and marketing a non-fiction book. With over 16 years of experience, she has coached and provided developmental editing for Hollywood producer Madison Jones, Womeneur founder Sharon Beason, Grammy-winning producer S1, and hip-hop artist Rhymefest.

In addition to coaching authors through her How To Write A Book program, Stefanie is also a best-selling author who has written several books, eBooks, and digital products, including How To Write Your First Book and Write The Damn Book!

She’s been featured by media outlets such as WCIU, Rolling Out, and Fox TV. Newell has also spoken at numerous book and film festivals, including the National Black Book Festival, Bronzeville Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Black Book Expo, to name a few.

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I enjoyed my interaction with Stefanie and found her to be attentive and professional. She really got me started in the right direction! She dots all the “I’s” and crosses all the “T’s” for sure!” – Madison Jones (Film Producer)

“Stefanie was amazing!  She assisted me through the process of completing my book and gave me a whole new perspective on the art of writing.” – Larry Griffin Jr. (Professionally known as S1, two-time Grammy award-winning music producer for Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce)

Speaking Engagements and Press Coverage

I have had the pleasure of speaking at numerous conferences and events on topics related to writing, self-publishing, and book marketing.  Here are the various events and samples of press coverage I’ve received:

National Black Book Festival, Bronzeville Film Festival (Columbia College Chicago), Bronzeville Film Festival (IIT), Los Angeles Black Book Expo, Father & Son Event (Madison Square Garden), John Hope College Prep HS (Youth Empowerment Workshop), Rotary Club (Forest Park, IL), WordCamp Atlanta, WordPress Users Group ATL, WTAL1450AM (Freedom Train Radio Show), Blogging While Brown (2016), Dream Lifters Book Writers Brunch/Turner Chapel A.M.E. (2017), WomeneurCollective (2018), Books, Bubbly & Boss Babes (2018), VoyageATL (2019), YouAreHereWriters Instagram page (2020), Lulu Publishing – Hosted ‘How To Write an Outline For A Non-Fiction Book’ Webinar (2023), Inkwell Academy (2023) St. Louis Writer’s Guild – Hosted ‘How To Self-Publish A Book’ (2024) AuthorTube Writing Conference – Hosted – ‘The Art of How To Build An Author Platform’ (2024)

“Breakout author Stefanie Newell serves up The Buzz on a hot platter for all who love gossip, Internet forums, and spicy storylines. Newell’s novel is an interesting, thrilling, humorous experience that will have readers loving the story and hating the hell out of the main protagonist. The perfect anti-hero, Ebony’s a refreshing break from the normal sweet character. Her persona reeks of the all too familiar stank, hate-filled online personalities seen on many well-known gossip sites. This book is a definite must-read for anyone who loves or hates the gossip circuit.” – J’Adore Magazine

“Stefanie Newell fully understands America’s growing obsession with celebrity chat. As the author of the novel, The Buzz: When Celebrity Gossip Goes Wrong, Newell delves into our fascination with the stars. The book revolves around the fictional story of Ebony, a successful black woman whose pursuit of the high life wreaks havoc.” – Rolling Out Magazine

“The Buzz” is a very enjoyable book. The plot grabs you, and then the interaction between the characters draws you in. The author gives us the background of each character in detail. This helps you understand each character’s personality and why they behave the way they do. This is what makes the book outstanding. “The Buzz” is a must-read. Solid debut.” – OOSA Online Book Club

Contact information

Name: Stefanie Newell-Ross

Title: Writer

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 1-877-859-7483

Website: http://stefanienewell.com

Social Media Handles

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanienewell

Instagram: @thelifeofawriter

YouTube: http://youtube.com/@thelifeofawriter