Get a free 15-minute call to discuss my Premium Coaching. Email me at bkyle@barbarakyle.com to schedule a call. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Here’s How To Move Up From “Writer” To “Published Author”

With a PageTurner Premium Coaching package I’ll help you create your story from original premise all the way to a publication-ready book.

I’ll design a coaching plan individualized just for you: your story, your schedule, your style. And, for optimal accountability, we’ll set up regular discussions about your work-in-progress as you move forward with it, stage by stage.

Then, when you’re ready to submit your book, I’ll help you craft the all-important query to agents so you can start to make the thrilling move up from “writer” to “published author.”

You Are Unique

Every writer works differently, and every writer advances differently. That’s why we’ll have a discussion right at the start – in a free consultation – to decide what process will work most effectively for you. Together, we’ll create the best way forward.

Features of a Premium Coaching Package:

 

  • A customized coaching program designed just for you: your story, your schedule, your style.
  • Choice of 2 coaching packages. (See details below). Pick the one that’s best for your needs.
  • Accountability as you write your book. You’ll regularly send me an agreed number of pages for my evaluation — we’ll customize the plan to suit your schedule. In this way, you’ll get my in-depth analysis of your full manuscript draft.
  • Weekly discussions about your progress to keep you on track.
  • Guidance in writing your all-important query to agents.
  • Bonus: My PageTurner Video Series of 23 videos.

The coaching package you choose can address any, or all, of the following:

  • If you have story ideas but aren’t sure which one to develop, we’ll have a discussion about them, and I’ll offer guidance on which concept promises the best chance of success.
  • If you have the basic broad strokes of a story but need help about how to take it to the next level, I’ll have you write a brief outline, and then I’ll advise you on how to best craft the book: what plot lines to expand, and what you might want to let go.
  • If you’ve written a few chapters and feel sure the story is worth pursuing, but aren’t sure what direction to take it in, I’ll analyze what you’ve written and suggest how to build on what you’ve created, and what focus is most effective.
  • If you’ve written a full book draft but know it still needs work, I’ll prepare an in-depth analysis about its strengths and weaknesses, including detailed comments on story premise, story structure, character development, dialogue, settings, prose style, POV, and marketability, with suggestions on how any weaknesses can be improved.
  • If, once you’ve received my evaluation of your full manuscript, you’re energized by my suggestions and you complete a second draft and want to ensure you’re on the right track, I’ll prepare a detailed evaluation of this second draft with recommendations for polishing the work into a final draft.

In each of these stages, we’ll have follow-up discussions to keep you focused and moving forward.

Wait, there’s more . . .

All the features above concern getting your book written. But, naturally, you also want to get it published. That means preparing professional-level materials for submitting the manuscript to agents and publishers. Once again, I’ll be your coach. Depending on the package you choose, it can include any, or all, of the following:

  • Advice on how to query literary agents. Agents receive dozens of queries every day, and reject most of them because they’re poorly written. You’ll learn how to craft a winning query.
  • Evaluation of your query with specific comments on what works and suggestions for improving what doesn’t. Together, we’ll make your query irresistible.
  • Evaluation of your book synopsis. Some agents request a multi-page synopsis, which is a difficult thing to write, like cramming an ocean inside a bottle. I’ll tell you what’s strong about your synopsis and offer suggestions for improving what’s weak.
  • Advice on how to build an author presence on social media, including creating your author website, attracting followers on Twitter, maximizing your brand on Facebook, and setting up your mailing list on a service like MailChimp.

Premium Coaching Package #1:

Includes:

  • The PageTurner Video Series. You get unlimited access to these 23 videos packed with information, insights, and inspiration, plus print transcripts.
  • Evaluation of your story outline (optional).
  • Evaluation of your first 30 pages of manuscript.
  • Weekly discussions about your progress to keep you on track.
  • In-depth evaluation of your full manuscript, delivered in a 2-hour discussion by phone or video meeting, or in a written report.
  • Consultation on creating your query to agents, and evaluation of the query.
  • Continuing support by email throughout the entire coaching package.
  • Bonus: A guide to correct manuscript format, so your submission to agents and publishers marks you as a pro.
  • Bonus: My list of the 10 best books about writing.
  • All the above = a $3000 value. The Premium Coaching Package #1 is just $695 month. Three month minimum.

 

Premium Coaching Package #2:

Includes:

  • The PageTurner Video Series. You get unlimited access to these 23 videos packed with information, insights, and inspiration, plus print transcripts.
  • Discussion about your book’s premise to get you started with the optimal focus for success.
  • Evaluation of your story outline (optional).
  • Weekly discussions about your progress, to keep you on track.
  • Specific accountability as you progress through writing your book: for example, you send me 20 pages every two weeks for my evaluation, or send it chapter by chapter. We’ll customize this plan to suit your schedule.
  • In-depth evaluation of the second draft of the full manuscript delivered in a 2-hour discussion by phone or video meeting, or in a multi-page written report.
  • Consultation and evaluation of your query to agents.
  • Consultation and evaluation of your story synopsis for agents and publishers.
  • Guidance about making submissions to agents.
  • Continued coaching after the first 3 months on a month-to-month basis.
  • Bonus: My book Page-Turner in paperback, e-book, or audiobook.
  • Bonus: A guide to correct manuscript format, so your submission to agents and publishers marks you as a pro.
  • Bonus: My list of the 10 best books about writing
  • All the above = a $4000 value. The Premium Coaching Package #2 is just $995 per month. Three month minimum.

 

Get a free 15-minute call to discuss a Premium Coaching package. Email me at bkyle@barbarakyle.com to schedule a call. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.