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Notes of inspiration from members
Since joining 750words in November 2015, I have aimed to write every day. However, I haven’t quite made it – but hitting 97% of days and being just over half a million words is close enough thus far.
I use the morning words idea, but keep that part short. Then ‘the rest’ I use to hash out ideas for articles. I usually formalise one article every two days or so, which has kept my blog posting list well ahead.
750words also helps me tease out my thoughts for peer-reviewed academic articles and for my PhD (just starting).
All in all, THANK YOU, Kellianne and Buster. You have provided me with the space to write every day. This has allowed me to understand that it only takes a bit over a year to write half a million words, and that I have tenacity… which has now segued into doing my PhD.
Testimonial Note from Sam Young on Sun, Feb 05
Some of my most cherished moments in writing are not the verbal insights that arise, but the silences that follow. It’s taken over 7.5 million to unlock these silences, and there are many more to come. Now my writing practice is shifting, and it seems to be time to move on.
I’d like to leave you all with a parting dare: break a habit. Not necessarily a bad habit—it could be something you automatically do that you don’t really need to. Try leaving that undone. Look in a place that you usually overlook. Break a habit. See what happens.
Remember, one way of breaking a habit is to start a new one. Commitment to writing can sometimes feel estranging, boring, or even threatening; more extraverted actions often seem more tempting or significant. But really, writing can move us closer to the world: it can make us deeper listeners and keener observers. So if you’re looking for a sign, here it is: keep going, day by day. Keep writing. See what happens.
Testimonial Note from River Seeks Ocean on Sat, Jan 21
i just have to say thanks. really.
i first joined this site and began writing in order to make sense of a particularly confusing relationship i found myself in at the time. it seemed more logical and safe to pour out my vitriol in these password-protected pages than to do so in a public blog and hide behind pseudonyms. since finding the strength to walk away after that relationship became abusive and then imploded all over me, i’ve used these handy pages to record everything from comedy bits i’m writing to ideas for songs.
so yeah, thanks. kellianne and buster, y’all are doing the lord’s work (i’m an atheist, but i’m still going to say it. rule of funny and all.) love you both.
Testimonial Note from Anastassia Davis on Thu, Jan 19