Bestselling Author • Writing Coach
Coaching for Writers
Welcome! I’ve helped these writers achieve published success. I can help you, too.
If you have a story to tell, I’ll help you tell it and share it with the world.
In my career as an author, I’ve faced every challenge you’re facing right now. I’ve had ten novels published by major publishers, and over half a million copies of my books have been sold – but, like you, I began with the very first manuscript.
That deep experience is why I can help you move forward with confidence and purpose – and move up from “writer” to “author.”
I’ve launched many writers on the path to success. I’ll be happy to help you craft the kind of book that excites publishers and leaves readers saying, “I couldn’t put it down!” A page-turner.
Grow as a writer. Dare to succeed.
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Don’t Miss This Fabulous Writing Retreat!
I’m delighted to offer this exceptional opportunity! A one-week Writing Retreat in Costa Rica in March 2020, designed for a small group of writers like you, with me as your mentor to guide you, advise you, and inspire you.
The dates are March 22-29, 2020. The location is writer Cheryl MacLean’s elegant Casa Mismac, a gem set in the lush hills of Costa Rica overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Cheryl is a writer I have mentored, and she has created Casa Mismac to be “a writer’s sanctuary in paradise.”
Is This Retreat Right for You?Ask yourself these 3 questions:
1. Is one of your biggest challenges just finding the time to write?
2. Are you eager to grow as a writer and take your writing to the next level?
3. Do you have plenty of ideas but would love expert guidance to focus them and find your own voice?
Yes? Yes? And yes? Then you will truly benefit from this exceptional experience!
Here are some of the writers I’ve helped achieve success.
“Barbara Kyle’s manuscript evaluation was a game changer for me. I received advice and suggestions that vastly improved my manuscript’s clarity and vision. Working with Barbara is like having a secret weapon in your writing arsenal.”
“Barbara, what a tremendously positive impact you had on shaping the final version of this story. The thorough manuscript evaluation you did – the honest and timely ‘tough love’ – was absolutely indispensable. Can’t thank you enough.”
“Barbara, what I appreciated most was that your suggestions were true to my story and my characters. Without reservation, I found high value in each suggestion. Thank you for all your encouragement and support. You helped me find the right path.”
“Barbara quickly identified the weaknesses in my story and helped me strategize how to transform them into strengths. I am grateful for the positive encouragement she provided throughout.”
“Words are scarcely adequate to encompass my gratitude for your help. Your workshops and your helpful manuscript assessment kept me going through times when I felt discouraged and adrift. You have been the major force behind my achievement.”
“Thank you, Barbara. The insights and advice you offered in the manuscript evaluation helped me add depth and human complexity to the story that kicked it up two or three notches. Your inspiration made a huge difference.”
How I’ll Work With You
These 23 videos are packed with instruction, insights, and inspiration. They cover all the essentials of creating compelling characters, strong story structure, and dynamic dialogue, and getting your book published. You’ll have unlimited lifetime access, so you can progress through the videos at your own pace, learning how to write a book that leaves readers saying, “I couldn’t put it down!”
With this 10-week online program, I’ll be your personal mentor. You’ll get live Master Classes for invaluable one-on-one guidance and on-the-spot coaching, plus my analysis of your writing, my PageTurner video series to inform and inspire you, and the support of a small, committed group. You’ll finish the program with all the tools to create a compelling story, and the confidence that “Yes, I can do this!”
I’ll design a customized coaching experience just for you: your story, your schedule, your style. Moving from story premise through story creation, we’ll set up regular discussions about your work-in-progress for maximum accountability. And, when you’re ready to submit your book, I’ll help you craft the all-important query to agents and publishers so you can make the thrilling move up from “writer” to “author.”
Finished your novel? Bravo! Now you want to get it published. Before submitting your manuscript in today’s tough marketplace, it’s wise to get it into top shape. My in-depth evaluation focuses on “deep character” arcs, powerful story structure, and essentials of style. I’ll highlight your strengths so you can build on them and suggest remedies for any weaknesses. I’ll help you make your book the best it can be.