Stories are the currency of human connection.
Through stories, we exchange ideas and grow as we empower ourselves and
While there are no "secrets," we've embraced practices that benefit our members and us, from
beginners to published and everyone in between. This experience underlies everything at Bardsy.
You don’t have to suffer in order to be a great writer
There are many ways to start writing
Keep our Storywheel in mind as you flesh out story elements in any order you wish. And for goodness sake,
begin with what interests you most! For example, you might want to start with an intriguing character or a
fascinating storyworld. It doesn’t matter where you start; the important thing is that you start somewhere.
Remember, “Nothing will come of nothing.”
There's always a way to get unstuck
Our Storywheel's shape connotes both the non-linearity and dynamic nature of
our approach. At any point, you have choices about what to do next. For example, you can elaborate on an
element or move forward in assembly. This structure also allows anyone to step in with advice and
As you like it: embrace what works for you
Tools are a means to an end
If a tool doesn’t actually help your writing, then what’s the point? Prospero, our unique writing helper
system, manifests our method. Its range of interactive templates follows from our coherent approach while
supplying a single interface to help you organize your work and complete a first draft.
Progress means many things
While Bardsy offers a virtual buffet of writing tools, everything is optional. Use one tool, every tool or
none at all. Everyone has their own unique writing process and specific reasons for wanting to write better.
Similarly, progress is subjective. Define it in whatever way makes sense to you, and we’ll help you get
The Play’s The Thing, so have fun with it!
Community nurtures growth
Though our website is nifty, it's the interaction between kind, constructive peers that counts. At Bardsy,
we continually reinforce our members' natural desire to help one another with community rules and
verification so you’ll feel comfortable sharing with other writers.
Fun and learning go hand in hand not one before another
Boring writing experiences produce boring stories. Not only do you learn more effectively when you’re having
fun, but it reflects in your work. We strive to create an engaging environment for you, where you can grow
as a writer, thinker and human being in ways that don’t feel like work.