Mikhail Petgrave


Looking for inspiration and practical tips on how to create a page-turner? Then you’ve come to the right place.

I’m the author of novels with over half a million copies sold, and it’s my pleasure to be your guide on your path toward published success. – Barbara Kyle

“Kyle knows her stuff. She’s one of the rare authors who can break down both the art and the craft of writing in a way that is entertaining and easy to understand.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong

page-turner_rgb-150dpiWhat 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?

I answer those questions in Page-Turner with segments on:

  • the essentials of story structure
  • how to create a “storyline”
  • the power of “deep character”
  • the art of crafting dialogue
  • mastering point of view
  • practical advice on how to query agents and get published
    … and much 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.

Brings alive almost every tough issue a writer of fiction must confront . . . friendly and fun to read.”— Albert Zuckerman, founder of Writers House literary agency