Once upon a time, in the City of Angels, there lived two bookworms who understood the magic of
bookworms knew that stories had the power to explain, entertain and bring people together. If they
people how to write better stories, and gave them a place to share them, they reckoned they could
world a better place.
After years of toil and trouble (the boil was removed surgically), they waved their magic bookmarks
writing process and created Bardsy, your perfect storytelling platform. Now, writers everywhere can
happily, as well as prolifically, ever after.
Your Fully Integrated, End-To-End Platform
Countless writing websites claim to hold the secret to amazing writing, but “all that glistens is not
What separates Bardsy from the rest? We’re the total package. We’ll propel you from that first lightbulb
moment all the way to the end: whatever it takes to get you writing, keep you writing and help you write
better. Whether it’s tools, ideas or lesson plans, we have it. And we have the best.
Greatness is in our name, a nod to the most famous bard of all, William Shakespeare. You could say we’re
pretty big fans—our co-founder even wrote a best seller about him, Who Was William Shakespeare? The bard
himself penned a ton of stellar stories, and while he was one of a kind, Will reminds us to always
aspire to our personal best. So grab your virtual quill, and start writing today.
bardsy’s founders are writers AND educators
A   lifelong bibliophile, Celeste Davidson always dreamed of being a writer. When her daughters
little, she couldn’t stand how insipid most children’s books were, so she wrote her own. Her
was a best seller, and her kids eventually followed in her storytelling footsteps with success
their own. Celeste then turned to empowering young writers who aren’t lucky enough to have
Meanwhile, frustrated by the limitations of his professorial gig and academic research, Adam
Simon's interest in building community through storytelling led him to join forces with Celeste.
Like yin and yang, Adam broke out his virtual hammer and built the website while Celeste developed
creative writing classes. Their brainchild is Bardsy’s unique Prospero, a set of interactive
writing tools and templates that help anyone—and we mean anyone (even a caveman)—build stories.
The rest is history.
Meet Celeste, the wise mentor in your success story
As Ph.D. student, Celeste discovered that creative writing "experts" were academics with
no real world publishing experience, writers with no academic experience or cavalier ed
tech "entrepreneurs" with neither. That’s like being taught driver’s ed by someone without a
license. Or a car! She decided to roll her sleeves up and take matters into her own hands with
Want to know how to write a best seller? Celeste wrote one of the most widely read books on
Shakespeare, Who Was William Shakespeare? (Grosset & Dunlap). That’s 500,000 copies in a dozen
languages. She’s also written several other award-winning titles, including One Leaf Rides the Wind
(Viking) and Julia Morgan Built a Castle (also Viking), and taught writing and English Literature
for over twenty years. She walks the walk, and can whip your story into fighting form regardless of
Meet Adam, Who's Cracked Your Perfect Writing Platform's Code
Adam is Bardsy’s head geek, complete with chunky glasses. A sneaky social scientist, he turned the
lessons he learned teaching political psychology at UCLA, the University of Washington and Yale into
the strategies that motivate you to reach your potential. An MIT dropout, he also supervises all the
boring stuff that makes the site run. We’re glad to have a true techie on board to save us from
dreaded 404 errors.
But wait, you didn't think we’d let any amateurs in here, did you? (If so, go back to start; do not
pass go.) Adam has two books under his belt, The Winning Message (Cambridge University Press) and
Mass Informed Consent (Rowman and Littlefield), as well as way too many peer-reviewed articles. Now
he’s designing the tools that he wished were around when he was working on his books. And, after
that, maybe a perpetual motion machine.