words and counting!
As an English teacher, one of the job's biggest challenges is motivating students to write. Until they master the fundamentals, most students lack the stamina necessary to write at length-and until they log a multitude of pages, they'll never build that stamina. Thus the rub: in order to write well, you have to write something. In fact, it's like the old adage, "You can't steer a parked car."
How many 8th graders do you know who are writing a 50,000 word story in a month? If you look in Jane Garver's classroom at Charlevoix Middle School, in Charlevoix, MI, you'll see there are a lot.
Our new customers frequently tell us how surprised they are that the free edition is so usable. From before Yarny was a real product, we believed that it would be essential to our mission to make the free edition truly great. Since we launched Yarny, we've learned just how important that is.
Serendipity struck and we found kindred spirits across the pond. Yes, we've partnered with Publification.com, a wonderful startup based in Tartu, Estonia. To Yarny writers, they bring what's needed after the writing is done—that is, layout, publishing, collaboration, sales and useful statistics.