is the author of award-winning young adult novels.
“Barbara Kyle is a master storyteller, and she’s especially adept at helping writers see what’s still missing in their work. I sing her praises to all writers.”
Mary Ann McGuigan
a criminal lawyer based in Toronto, is the bestselling author of acclaimed mystery novels.
“I took Barbara Kyle’s excellent Master Class when I was stuck with my first novel. I’ve recently finished my fourth book, and Barbara’s wise words constantly guide my way.”
debut novel Land Sharks was named an Amazon/Kindle Scout Selection.
“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.”
Nancy Raven Smith
author of The Very Marrow of Our Bones – “A wondrous book” – Toronto Star.
“Barbara Kyle was clear, down-to-earth, inspiring, and encouraging. As well, Barbara is the queen of plot, and I am forever grateful for her wise, pragmatic, and gracious mentoring.”
author of Hope of Ages Past – a Kirkus Reviews “Indie Book of the Month.”
“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.”
author of Traitor’s Knot.
“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.”
author of Petra’s Ghost.
“I had almost given up on this novel. Then I took one of your Master Classes and that gave me the courage to go on. And your manuscript evaluation provided invaluable feedback.”
C. S. O’Cinneide
“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.”
“Barbara, your critiques drilled deeper and were on a level that I’ve been looking for. Thank you. There was great value in this session, and our group discussions were so helpful.”
“I learned so much from your videos that I am incorporating into my novel. People talk about having ‘Ah ha’ moments, I must say that I’ve had several ‘Oh my God’ moments while watching your videos.”
“I feel like I have a whole new lease on my writing life. I’ve taken ‘master classes’ from other bestselling authors before, and none of them can compare. I haven’t been this enthused about writing in a long time.”
Author Of Incarceration
“I had the good fortune to attend several of Barbara Kyle’s workshops. They provided a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of writing and publishing and valuable feedback on my own writing. Barbara’s insightful evaluation encouraged me to complete the novel.”
Author Of Land Sharks
“Barbara Kyle’s evaluation was a game changer. 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.”
Nancy Raven Smith
“I was so excited about writing again, I was up half the night! The workshop provided insightful, practical approaches and made the prospect of writing a new novel a lot less daunting.”
“Barbara Kyle enlightened me how to mend my wayward chapters and knock my plot into a compelling story. Few can do what she has: taking a good amateur writer to the elite few of a top New York agent.”
“Barbara’s evaluation delivered thorough, detailed feedback that taught me a lot about the craft. She told me exactly what she (and agents and publishers) seek in the first 50 pages, and gave me specific comments about what did and did not work in my story, and why.”