What makes a page-turner? What mysterious literary essence holds a reader so hard they feel they must keep reading - and then tell friends, "I couldn't put it down!"? And what do literary agents and publishers really look for in a manuscript?
Internationally acclaimed author and story coach Barbara Kyle reveals the answers in Page-Turner with insights into:
- The essentials of story structure
- How to create a "story line"
- Harnessing the power of “deep character”
- The art of crafting dialogue
- Mastering point of view
- Plus practical advice on how to query agents and get published
- And more
Page-Turner shows how to create the kind of novel that brings offers from publishers and praise from readers.
For emerging writers who want to break in and published authors who want to produce a breakout book, Page-Turner is an indispensable guide.
About the author: Barbara Kyle is the author of the acclaimed Thornleigh Saga series of historical novels and award-winning thrillers, with sales of more than half a million books. She is a popular presenter at international writers’ conferences. As a story coach, she has launched many writers on the path toward published success.
"Working with Barbara is like having a secret weapon in your writing arsenal.” (Nancy Raven Smith, author of Land Sharks)
“Barbara’s wise words constantly guide my way.” (Robert Rotenberg, author of Stray Bullets)
What the critics say
"Brings alive almost every tough issue a writer of fiction must confront. Friendly and fun to read." (Albert Zuckerman, Writers House literary agency)
“Kyle breaks down both the art and the craft of writing in a way that is entertaining and easy to understand.” (Number-one New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong)
What members say
Your own personal cheerleader
We writers can be insecure. If only we had someone to hold our hands and murmer, "There, there, you can do this!" as we face writer's block or plotting roadblocks. That is what this book does. I had bought the print version -- the audio version is like having Barbara Kyle in my ear as my own personal cheerleader. It's not just mindless support, though. This book provides practical, actionable tips for getting your book from head to page...from published page to, well, page-turner!
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