Are you serious about writing, but not getting the results you want?

Perhaps you’re:
- Struggling to fix manuscript issues
- Querying without results
- Wasting the effort you put into marketing
- Wondering if your work's "good enough"
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Bardsy is your solution

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Our three-part method helps you write a compelling novel:

instructing
First, we set a standard for great stories with our Publishability Index™: a 23-dimension rubric that guides you through writing, testing and revising your novel.
group
Our groups use the PI™ to analyze your work. Led by an experienced teacher and published author, each brings (up to) six carefully selected writers together - biweekly - in a collegial environment.
coaching
Your group's instructor also provides monthly 1 on 1 coaching sessions to ensure progress as you publish and market your novel.
Writing a novel isn’t easy, but Bardsy is. With our PI™, instructor-led writing groups and personal coaching, your progress is guaranteed.
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What will your success story be?
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Jessica F.

Jessica F.

I found Bardsy when I was at a loss with my writing. I knew I wanted to write and that I had stories inside, but I had lost all motivation and direction. With Bardsy, I found the motivation and resources to help me get out of my rut.

I have really enjoyed the bi-weekly writing groups. They have held me accountable and kept me writing. I love getting feedback from the people in my group. It has helped me to grow and improve my writing. I have finally found the writing community that is supportive and helps writers grow.
Stacey C.

Stacey C.

When I first heard of Bardsy, I was skeptical of their live coaching and writers’ groups. Honestly, it just felt like a way to take my money without any results. How wrong could I be?! I have received amazing personal coaching that has improved my writing and helped keep me motivated. My coach has given me actionable steps to take in improving my query letter and finding an agent. And my writers’ group has given me honest, impartial feedback that I have needed and craved.

The result is that my writing is better, my scenes are tighter, and I now have a trusting community to turn to that is devoted to helping me succeed as an author.
Alexandra T.

Alexandra T.

Before Bardsy, my growth as a fiction writer had stalled. Despite writing consistently, my work wasn't improving; every time I got feedback, it was essentially 'fine, but not fantastic.' With individual coaching and my writer's group, I received the direction needed to progress. The coaching is thoughtful and professional, and the group instructor clearly explains how to improve without sacrificing your voice.

Since joining Bardsy, I've placed in two fiction contests, sold a short story, and am working on a novel. Best of all, my writing is improving. I'm very thankful to have found Bardsy and would recommend the program to all writers.
Ariel J.

Ariel J.

Before joining Bardsy, I spent a year crafting multiple drafts for my first fantasy novel but things weren't clicking like I wanted them to. But once I had my first meeting with Adam, I was given feedback that quickly got me thinking about my story in a new way.

Bardsy is here to help with your writing journey because they genuinely believe every story is worth telling. So whether you're feeling stuck, looking to try out the writing contest, or just wanting a second opinion, you'll receive invaluable encouragement, feedback, and direction from this awesome organization.
Jocelyn C.

Jocelyn C.

Bardsy has been an amazing experience for me. I started by stumbling upon it for the first chapter contest and then was welcomed into an amazing writing group. Through the group meetings and working alongside Celeste, my writing has soared. I was always open to taking feedback and editing my writing, and with their help, I believe my book has changed for the better.

I have added, taken away, and even changed full chapters. Celeste and everyone in the group has been extremely supportive and have greatly helped my confidence as a writer. My book is well on its way to being wonderfully polished all thanks to the help of the Bardsy process! I would highly recommend this for any writer.
David D.

David D.

On a whim I wrote my first short story. Not long after that I found Bardsy. Two Holiday Anthologies later, I’ve tackled a novella and scripted a radio play among countless short stories. Bardsy writing groups provide encouraging peer feedback. I respect the Bardsy professionals’ critical perspective and the analysis tools they have developed. I would not be writing a novel today were it not for Bardsy.
Tunji O.

Tunji O.

I discovered Bardsy a year ago and have attended both group and individual sessions. Each time, I have learned valuable lessons about the writing craft that I have applied to my work. The review process includes a scoring system that provides writers with a focused view of areas that need improvement. I have also been rewarded by reading the developing works of great writers with unique styles and voices, who in turn offer their impressions of my work.
Lori B.

Lori B.

Bardsy is a positive supportive group of people who love to write. It's a great place to learn how to write or improve your writing no matter what level you are at. It is an outlet where you know you are going to have people read your writing
Christine R.

Christine R.

My experience with Bardsy has been wonderful. Not only was I able to achieve a long-sought-after goal of having one of my stories published as an anthology winner, but the feedback I have received from the two contests I have entered has been invaluable. As an Elite workshop member, I receive guidance from their exceptional editorial staff and my fellow writing peers. The workshop is fun to participate in and helps me with focus, content and deadlines.
Courtney K.

Courtney K.

My experience with Bardsy has been wonderful. Not only was I able to achieve a long-sought-after goal of having one of my stories published as an anthology winner, but the feedback I have received from the two contests I have entered has been invaluable. As an Elite workshop member, I receive guidance from their exceptional editorial staff and my fellow writing peers. The workshop is fun to participate in and helps me with focus, content and deadlines.
Pamela R.

Pamela R.

This is a wonderful community at Bardsy, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. It’s been instrumental in shaping my soon-to-be-released book, Finding Davy. My writing group offered honest feedback and continual encouragement as I wrote, rewrote, revised, and polished the manuscript. Their input helped me prepare it for querying, and I landed a publisher. I've benefited tremendously from their input and couldn't imagine my next book without them!
Kalpana R.

Kalpana R.

Bardsy’s founders, Adam and Celeste, have significant experience in the literary world and have provided me with valuable guidance. The writing groups at all levels at Bardsy provide advice in an environment that encourages writers while at the same time providing feedback in a positive manner. I have made my way in a couple of years from a novice short story group to one where everyone is working on a book that they want to publish.

I would highly encourage writers at all levels to visit Bardsy and explore their various offerings. As a writer who is currently working on her second book in as many years, I am very thankful that I have Bardsy in my corner
Tired of seeing other sites offering the kinds of false hope and gimmicks that ultimately lead to frustration and cause many talented writers to give up, Celeste Davidson and Adam Simon, created Bardsy because they shared a passion for great storytelling and compassion for fellow writers. They used their experience as successful authors and academics to create a writing program that works, supporting writers at every step of the process, from that lightbulb moment to completed manuscript and beyond.
Celeste Davidson Celeste is the best-selling author of Who Was William Shakespeare? (Grosset & Dunlap) and One Leaf Rides the Wind (Viking). She has also written several other award-winning titles, including Julia Morgan Built a Castle (Viking), Snapshots: The Wonders of Monterey Bay (Viking) and The Queen’s Progress (Viking) with sales of over 600,000 copies, to date.

Celeste has also taught creative writing and English literature for over twenty years. Her students know that she speaks from experience, and see her as an empathetic model who offers advice likely to increase their chances of success.
Adam Simon A self-described MIT drop-out, UCLA Ph.D. and former Yale instructor, Adam is the author of The Winning Message (Cambridge University Press), Mass Informed Consent (Rowman and Littlefield) and over a dozen peer reviews articles.

Chief among his awards are a NSF Graduate Fellowship and part of a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

He is known for commitment to his students' success and devotion to coherent storytelling, not to mention an all-consuming love of science fiction.
Bardsy elite member guarantee: If you're not satisfied with your progress after attending all meetings,
email us within 120 days of your 1st meeting for a full refund.
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