Creative writing in the cloud

Write the way you want to write, using any approach you like, in a simple, distraction-free environment. Keep your writing private, or share it with others. It's creative writing in the cloud. 

courtney kraft

los angeles, ca, USA


I started using Yarny on the recommendation of a friend. I’ve been writing a graphic novel series, but I don’t have my laptop handy while at work or during my commute, making it difficult to make edits or write notes when inspiration hits. As any writer will tell you, that can happen at any time. My usual method was to make notes in my cell phone. With Yarny, I am able to write notes even while at work. Or if I do have to make a note on my phone, I will add it to Yarny for easy access later. Though I would really love to see a Yarny app for my phone. Hint. Hint.

My favorite part about Yarny is that I can sort my notes based on volume, character, places, or things making accessing and organizing my thoughts super easy. When you’re writing something as complex as a multi-volume fantasy series….you really need that organization.

Many years ago, I started writing filk, a.k.a. nerdy song parodies.  Recently, I've been inspired to get back into it. One of the songs I did is "Rolled This Way," and parody of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," about playing how you want to in Dungeon's & Dragons. I thought it would be fun to record the song and release it when I hit 5000 twitter followers as a thank you.

I would think of lyrics at home, at work, or while commuting, which is why I turned to Yarny to store them. With Yarny, I was able to access and edit my lyrics at any time. Even in the recording booth, I could pull them upon a tablet and be able to read them while singing.

Now I've decided to take it to the next level and make a music video! I have a huge cast and crew, but now we're seeking funding to make it happen. Anyone can help by donating to the IndieGogo Campaign and spreading the word.

Read the Yarny blog post about the project here.