What is the Academy?
The Academy is a place for authors to come and learn different aspects of writing that will help them improve their writing craft, even if they've never done it before.
I've seen too many people give up their dreams of writing over the years because they were too overwhelmed by the thought of learning how to write a story, or they were told they don't have the skills to write a book. The dream then gets buried and forgotten.
Writing a book is made out to be something that only a special kind of person can do; someone with the gift of writing. And while you do need to know how to use words properly (part of life) it's not as complicated as most make it out to be.
But it is hard.
The goal of the Academy is to help authors of any age and any skillset start their journey of writing a book because make no mistake about it, it is a journey. There will be mountaintop highs and dark valleys, and days where you feel like you can't go one more step.
Sounds fun right?
That's why it pays to have a Bard who's been through it. If you join B.S.A, you will not only be getting access to courses and lessons that will help you grow as an author, you will additionally get access to the community of authors who are on the same road you're on! You will get a wide range of experiences beyond just mine that will help you as well.
I won't pretend to know everything about writing because that'd be silly. There are still things that I need/want to learn about writing, and as I learn those things, you will be saving yourself years worth of searching because I'm going to share it all with you!
So if you feel like you're ready to tackle your book for the first time and with no former experience, or you've been writing and want to learn more about it in a non-academic format (because that's boring), OR you have written a book in one genre and want to figure out how to write in a different one, then The Bard's Storytelling Academy is for you.
— What's the Cost? —
There are free courses all the way up to several hundred dollars (in time) depending on the course. Over time, there will be subscription options available that will allow you to pay a monthly payment and get access to all courses at no additional cost. If you go with the Master Bard Package, you will get free access to B.S.A for the life of the Academy.
Basically, it comes down to what you're looking for because you can spend as little or as much as you want depending on what you wish to accomplish.