Ya! Mule

Producing Inspiring Tales, News Stories, and More

Grade-A Writing and Editing Services


Definition of wordsmith:

word· smith | \ ˈwərd-ˌsmith  \

a person who works with words, especially : a skillful writer

Ya!Mule Wordsmiths provides lively, readable content for a range of publications, businesses and organizations. We write articles, press releases, scripts, speeches, ad copy and we do it well. We also do ghostwriting. Contact us anytime — we'd love to tell your story!

Are you wondering where the company name Ya!Mule
Wordsmiths came from? You're not alone. Here’s our story…

Dwain Hebda, our company President & CEO, was a big fan of the Looney Tunes cartoon character Yosemite Sam who was fond of saying “Ya mule!” to get his trusty cartoon steed to giddy-up. It was a phrase that stuck with Dwain who grew up to become the father of four children. And when those young children weren’t moving quickly enough to get a job done or to hustle into the family van to head to school or wherever they were going, Dwain would break out the phrase “Ya mule!” to get them moving. It worked! It became a phrase he was known for to get a job done. Naturally, it became the name of his company. Now, when you want to get a job done on time, just holler “Ya!Mule” and we’ll help you get it done!

We Are Ya!Mule

  • write-headlines

    We write headlines on deadlines.

  • human-interest

    We seek out human interest stories.

  • take-photos

    We take photos to go with stories

  • paint-pictures

    We paint pictures with words.

  • write-books

    We help write books.

  • blog-content

    We help provide blog content.

  • wirte-speeches

    We write speeches that don't write themselves.

  • interview

    We interview people of interest to help tell their stories.

  • search

    We search for the uncommon good in common life.

  • spoken-words

    We bring spoken words to life through metaphors and visual imagery.

YOU have an amazing story... Let us help tell it!


Interviews Completed in a Month


Publications and Companies Who Utilize Our Services


Stories Written in a Year


"Biscuit Breaks" for Staff Members


Cups of Coffee Consumed Per Year

Untold Hours

Of Midnight Oil Burned to Get the Job Done


Amount of Pizza Consumed?Let's just say A LOT.

The Latest


All Dogs Go to Gary

A heart-rendering story of one Arkansas man's crusade to rescue the "unadoptables."


The Man Comes Around

Kevin Kresse landed the ultimate honor—sculpt Johnny Cash for the U.S. Capitol building—and found a little of himself in the process.


Mama Bear

Raven Henry didn't know what autism was until her son was diagnosed. Now, she's made it her mission to help other families cope.


Award Winner!

A powerful story about one man's dance with the devil. This SPJ Diamond-awarded piece reminds us all about the chance for redemption. 

Looking for a story written by Dwain Hebda? Search here

Awards and Recognition


Diamond Journalism Awards

2021 - 17x Place winner;

Diamond Journalist of the Year Runner-Up


YA!MULE's Dwain Hebda was voted 2021 Best Reporter/Columnist by AY Magazine readers in their annual BEST OF poll.


YA!MULE's Dwain Hebda is a Top 5 finalist in the annual BEST OF ARKANSAS poll by the Arkansas Times.


2021 APA Best Beat Reporter-Business, runner‑up

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YA!MULE's Dwain Hebda was voted 2022 Best Reporter/Columnist by AY Magazine readers in their annual BEST OF poll.