I designed this program for a small group – I limit it to 10 people – so I can focus on you personally. You’ll get:


  • My in-depth analysis of 30 pages of your writing, whenever you’re ready, either during the program or up to a year after
  • 6 Master Classes. I conduct these Master Classes in online group meetings bi-weekly (that is, every other week). Each session focuses on an essential aspect of writing that agents and publishers look for in a manuscript. And, I give on-the-spot coaching so you can be sure you’re on the right track.
  • Unlimited free access to my “Your Path to a Page-Turner” program videos and materials. (If you’ve already purchased that program, you get a discount on this one!)
  • An invitation to join my private Facebook group for invaluable ongoing support
  • Payment plan option: three installments, one per month

Every writer needs a mentor.

At the start of my writing career, I was blessed with two. The first was author Marian Fowler, who passed on to me this wise precept: “There is only one rule in writing: Thou shalt not bore.”

The second was my agent, Albert Zuckerman of Writers House. Al is something of a legend in this business, having “midwifed” dozens of bestsellers. He’s given me his sage advice and guidance for over twenty years, through the publication of my ten novels which have garnered sales of over half a million copies.

Now, it’s my pleasure to help emerging writers, just as I was helped.

With the 10-week “My Writing Mentor” program – all conducted online – I’ll be your personal mentor. No longer will you have to go it alone.

If you’re facing a writing roadblock, I can help you break through it. Or, if you’re progressing well and want to take your writing to the next level, I’ll help get you there. Perhaps you’re somewhere in between, or at the very start of your writing journey, and know you could advance best with personal support.

Imagine this. Completing your book and celebrating, because you know it’s really good – the kind of book that can attract a top agent and win an offer from a major publisher. There’s no satisfaction like that.

The next session of the “My Writing Mentor” program runs from September 19, 2019 to November 28, 2019. I’d be delighted to welcome you to it.

You can book a free 15-minute call to see if the program is right for you. Email me at bkyle@barbarakyle.com to schedule a call. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Barbara Kyle sent me flying headlong into this wonderful writing journey. I chose Barbara as my mentor because of her stellar teaching skills. She was clear, down-to-earth, inspiring, and encouraging. As well, Barbara is the queen of plot. I am forever grateful for her wise, pragmatic, and gracious mentoring.”

Christine Higdon, author of The Very Marrow of Our Bones

A wondrous book” – Toronto Star


This program gives you the best of both worlds:

Live one-on-one guidance from me, plus the camaraderie of a small, committed group.


Early Bird Price: $1195. A payment plan is available.

Everyone who signs up for the “My Writing Mentor” program receives:


My in-depth evaluation of 30 pages of your writing. I’ll point out the strengths in your work so you can build on them, and offer suggestions toward addressing any weaknesses. We’ll also discuss how the rest of your story unfolds. If you already have 30 pages written and would like an immediate evaluation, we’ll schedule it near the beginning of the program. If you prefer to wait until the program ends, we’ll schedule the evaluation any time up to one year after. I conduct the evaluation in a private discussion by phone or video call. The advantage of the video call is that it’s recorded, so you can replay it.


6 Master Classes held online in group meetings in which I cover the key elements that create compelling writing — and that all agents and publishers look for in a manuscript. These include maximizing the power of “Deep Character,” writing dynamic dialogue, creating turning points, and mastering POV (point-of-view). Plus, I’ll give essential tips about getting published. I conduct the Master Classes by video meetings on Zoom, which is free and super-easy to use. The 1-hour meetings provide lots of time for relaxed discussion and on-the-spot coaching that helps everyone grow. Plus, the meetings are recorded, so if you have to miss any — or just want to replay them — you can view them later.


Unlimited free access to my “Your Path to a Page-Turner” Program. It’s packed with materials to instruct, inform, and inspire you, including 23 videos, video transcripts, “Practice Like a Pro” exercises, a helpful how-to of manuscript formatting, and more. And, you can proceed through it all at your own pace. (If you’ve already purchased the “Your Path to a Page-Turner” program, you get a $100 discount!)


Access to my private Facebook group where you can share your writing journey and enjoy writerly camaraderie with others who take their writing as seriously as you do. You’ll receive ongoing support from your fellow writers in my programs, and from me. Joining the group is totally optional: you can participate as often as you like, or occasionally, or not at all – it’s up to you.


Live, online interaction with special guests. Previous sessions of the program featured bestselling mystery author Robert Rotenberg, bestselling historical fiction author Janie Chang, New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong. Pros like these will answer your questions on the spot.


Confidence that Yes, you can do this!

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level?

This program is right for you if:

  • You’ve got story ideas but need some help getting organized
  • You feel you’re toiling away alone, without benefit of the expert feedback that can get you closer to your writing goals
  • You love writing, but fear you may not “have what it takes” to succeed
  • You struggle to find time to write while juggling work and family commitments, so you’d benefit from a focused program to keep you on track
  • You feel you’re making progress with your writing, but want to give yourself the gift of 3 months of support and guidance
  • Your inner perfectionist won’t let you stop micro-editing and move forward
  • You want to work with a pro to identify and improve possible weaknesses in your writing
  • You feel energized by connecting with others who are as serious about writing as you are

You will leave the program with:


A deeper understanding of how to develop, focus, and enrich your story


A professional evaluation of your story’s opening section


Crucial tools and techniques necessary to complete your book


Freedom from having to “go it alone”


Confidence to move forward

My Writing Mentor was a life-saver. I had run out of inspiration. Your course not only helped me believe in the story I want to write, but your clear presentations filled me with enthusiasm to search constructively for what I want to convey, and how best to do it. The videos offer a wealth of information and examples for story development, and for getting ‘inside’ characters to discover what motivates them. Your course was the boost I needed to believe in my story. Thank you, Barbara.”

– Linda Sievers


“Thank you for all of the great guidelines and specific examples you provided. I can see the improvement as I move forward with the story.”

Eric Cassel


“Barbara, let me tell you how energizing and inspiring this program is. I find the sessions so applicable to what I’m writing. I like the camaraderie of the group too.”

Barbara Wade Rose

“I greatly appreciate your insights and suggestions. You’ve let me know what works, and zeroed in on areas that I need to improve.”

– Francis Vanden Hoven

“An awesome 10-week writing course. The class updates and recordings, along with the videos prior to the start of classes, were more than a bonus. The session on agents, writing queries, and the ins and outs of the publishing industry for newbies was my favorite.”

Della Spearman

“I learned SO much from this program — about writing, characterization, plot development, editing, and the business.”

Kelly-Lynne Reimer

Purchase the “My Writing Mentor” Program


Early Bird Price: $1195. Payment plan option.

Next session runs from September 19, 2019 to November 28, 2019

Book a free 15-minute call to discuss the program and see if it’s a good fit for you. Email me at bkyle@barbarakyle.com to schedule a call. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Early Bird Price: $1195. Payment plan available.

“I took Barbara Kyle’s excellent master class when I was stuck with my first novel. I recently finished my fourth book, and Barbara’s wise words constantly guide my way.” – bestselling author Robert Rotenberg

Bestselling mystery author Robert Rotenberg was my special guest in a previous session of the “My Writing Mentor” program. He cheerfully answered questions and gave great advice.

“Kyle knows her stuff. She breaks down both the art and the craft of writing in a way that is entertaining and easy to understand.” – bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, on my book “Page-Turner”

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong was my special guest in a previous session of the “My Writing Mentor” program, graciously offering invaluable advice and tips.


FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To schedule the evaluation of 30 pages of your work in progress, please use the scheduler below.