Departing from sites run by writers who aren’t teachers, teachers who aren’t writers, or worse, edtech entrepreneurs who are neither, Bardsy is the only platform run by a team of authors, researchers and educators.
The founder of Bardsy, Celeste Davidson, is a triple threat: as a best-selling author, teacher with over twenty years’ experience and an educational researcher, she knows the craft of storytelling inside and out. Not only did she write “Who Was William Shakespeare?”, which sold over half a million copies, but she has also taught high school and at UC Berkeley. In addition to authoring several other award-winning titles, she’s now pursuing a PhD in Educational Technology at UCSB.
“Whenever I see another website offering the secrets to successful writing, it makes me cringe,” explains Celeste. “By creating and then dashing unrealistic expectations, these websites do more harm than good.”
Many aspiring talents give up altogether. Bardsy provides a realistic way for members to maximize their unique potential by focusing on aspects under their control.
Bardsy combines an empirically-tested method based on the latest pedagogical research with an integrated suite of unique, interactive tools, self-paced instruction and a supportive community to deliver real results. This isn’t another get-published-quick scheme: Bardy’s mission is to develop the creative process in every writer.
At the core of the platform is the Bardsy Method, a simple but novel way to approach story writing, derived from the fact that every story contains the same basic elements. Bardsy’s team understands that the foundation of good storytelling is knowing how to develop, connect and assemble those elements into a complete narrative. This intuitive technique makes better storytelling accessible for first-time writers and experienced authors alike.
For only $12.99 a month, Bardsy offers:
- A suite of integrated, interactive tools, including helpful templates and Prospero, Bardsy’s AI writing helper.
- Access to a safe community where like-minded writers push each other further and verifiable membership instead of ads.
- A tested curriculum, featuring video lessons and a customizable desk to fit anyone’s schedule and personal goals.
As a special offer and introduction to the site, Bardsy’s Super Character Kit is currently available for free. Developed by screenwriter, educator and comic book aficionado Eric Abrams, this definitive guide to creating out-of-this-world characters is full of printable worksheets, brainstorming templates and instructional videos.
For a limited time only, new members can get their first month of Bardsy for just $1.