The Friends & Members of 750 Words

750 Words exists because of mutual good will between the people that run this site (Buster & Kellianne) and the people who use it (you). The site wouldn't exist without the generosity, patience, and humor of everyone involved. For the first 3+ years that the site was running (Dec 2009 to May 2013), the site was free to use but with some encouragement to donate. That served us well (and most importantly, generated enough income to keep the site up), but as the site grew the need for support also grew.

On June 12th 2013, all existing users of the site were given lifetime free accounts (we hope you'll continue to donate when you can). New accounts created after June 12th, 2013 are now required to become members within 30 days after signing up in order to keep writing. Everyone will always have access to previous writings, stats, etc, even if they choose not to become members.

We're listening to your feedback and want to make sure that first and foremost, we offer a friendly and safe place for people to dump their private thoughts. I expect that we'll continue to adjust the way this all works for the near term. Thanks for being an awesome community!

Who runs this site?

Our names are Buster and Kellianne, we live in Berkeley, California with our two sons (Niko and Louie) and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Our Good Members

Marc Tretin
Buster Benson
kate beswick
Karl Schembri
Christine Degner
Lily Marks
James Edward Hervey
SK Gaski
Robert John Metcalf
JG de Vries
Noah Stetzer
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Carol Ladewig
Chris Davidson
Sam Young
Christine Leal Walsh
Miss Tea
Grant Faulkner
Chris A.
Shelby Gibbs
Neeraj Hirani
Nick S.
Ilus Elu
Alison Bartley
Fuzzy Violette
Brian Hodson
David Michaels
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Katherine Holmes
Chad Michael Eyer
Mary Warner
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Gary Chou
Ransom Noble
Jim Sharp
Janna Marlies Maron
Francis Floyd Occena
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Steven Goldman
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Dan Mertz
Bart Post
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Liz Zélandais
Nancy Carlzen
Nan S
Liz Demaree
Barbara Stevens
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Hal Tepfer
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Yvette Keller
Kellianne Benson
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
James Matsuzaki
Bryan Tocarz
David matthew czukiewski
Rees Davidson
Jose A. Palma
Daniel Russo
Michael Wayne Cole
Crystal Darby
Lew Geer
Betsy Devine
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Hadjar Homaei
Julie Hughes
Miriam Hatkin
Scotty A
Glenn Yuyama Hansen
John Holcroft
B S.
Tommo Greer
Sean Isaacs
Bradley Ellis
Kathy Russo
Amina Omari
Effuah Gbor
Nishima Nzeru
Kim A.
Joanie M
Rebeca Lustgarten
Carmen Isáis
Carol Kubota

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

So, been doing this for 30 days now and already written more words for my novel than I dod in the previous 5 years – works for me!!

Testimonial Note from Andrew Wright on Fri, Sep 23
7 cups

Hello all you beautiful writers out there!
I’m fresh from a repaired streak, and I realized that this deserved a Note of Inspiration
I started writing 750 words the September before last (I’ll never forget, seven days after my baby sister was born!) and I’m on a 700-somethin day streak (with the appropriate days off, mostly for travel days, hard to write when you’re on a road trip).
Just a few days ago, my computer made a huge gaffe and DELETED my entry which I’d copied over from a different site. I was TRAUMATIZED. I’m the sort of person who starts new hobbies all the time and is amazed when they actually follow-through for more than a month. 750 words is one of the only things I do on a day-to-day basis, with few or no skips. The only other thing that comes close is my daily Rosary, so I was miserable. I literally had an upset stomach for two days.
BUT. It made me consider how important this is in my life, especially since when I look at all the random story ideas I came up with back then I shudder (Oh gosh, they’re so bad, all you authors can empathize), and I’m pretty sure my writing has improved (although the me of two years hence will probably shudder)
The point of this rambling note is…
Thank you, 750 words, for helping me process through all the trauma of moving back and forth, helping sharpen my writing AND typing skills (Seriously, I was typing 15 wpm when I started), and just helping me become a better version of myself. I was never good at keeping a journal before you.
OH, and thanks a whole lot to Kellianne who puts up with my emails for fixed streaks after malfunctions (Or power outages). You’re a magnificent person!

Testimonial Note from Sarah Lillian Friedl on Wed, Sep 21
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Karla Lorena on Sun, Sep 18
1 cup

750 words has made me a better writer in a way I never thought possible. I was almost down when I couldn’t pay for my subscription, and I was blocked. Became relieved as soon as it was paid. Thanks for 750 words.

Testimonial Note from OLAGOLDEN SEMIYU on Thu, Sep 08
111 cups

It took me this many cups to write 10 thousand pages. I worked towards this goal for 9 years. Surreal that it finally happened. Now what do I do?

Testimonial Note from mohit jaswal on Mon, Sep 05
1 cup

The power of words and community is a life force. Thank You, Buster. Eternally indebted. Now to stay committed!

Testimonial Note from Chetana Deorah on Thu, Sep 01
3 cups
Move "write" option to top level

Having to click the “Today” menu option, then select “Write,” feels cumbersome. I’d prefer the menu to have a separate “Write” field (so that the menu would be Write – Today – This Month – Help – Settings – [member count]).

Functionality is already quite nice, I’m just asking for perfection. :P

New Feature Request Note from Björn Paulsen on Tue, Aug 30
10 cups

Today I reached 4 million words and am celebrating by sharing this note. Morning pages have been part of my life for many years — and 750 words for quite a few. It has been a way to clear my head each morning, to document my days, and to talk with my self and sort myself out over a period of change. Over many periods of change, actually.
In January my husband died, and I’ve been learning how to move through grief and learn to live on my own and part of this process has been daily writing about the feelings and lessons of learning to live again, learning who I am on my own.
Thank you for this — 750 words has been a saving grace for me.

Testimonial Note from Karen Kowalski Singer on Tue, Aug 30
1 cup

My brain feels more spacious since i started writing on here. I look forward to the practice of letting things flow from my head to the screen and i appreciate you so much. Thanks for giving me this opportunity. It feels like therapy.

Testimonial Note from Move Your Spirit with Elena on Mon, Aug 29
1 cup
Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Michelle Kozycz on Mon, Aug 29
2 cups

After a long respite away from this site, I’ve decided to come back with cautious optimism. I’ve always had difficulty focusing on tasks, but my time with 750Words was one of the most productive periods in my life i’d ever had. I hope to continue that pattern again, for good, now that I’m back.

Writing is one of the few things in this life I truly, honestly cherish, both as an escape and as a mouthpiece for creativity. If I want to share that love, I suppose it’s best that I get to work! Thank you for making this site the best it could be for so many people, especially those like me.

Testimonial Note from Nicholas Dionisio Day-Lopes on Sat, Aug 27
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I don’t always have time to sit down in front of my computer, but I always have my phone handy. An app would be life-changing because I’ve tried unsuccessfully to write entries on my phone.

New Feature Vote from Angie on Fri, Aug 26
1 cup

I’m back. I now realize how much getting out my thoughts is so important to healing. I’m so grateful to my friend for recommending 750Words, and for the opportunity to come back. Here’s to healing and the next chapter. Peace.

Testimonial Note from Kelly Nutty on Mon, Aug 22
1 cup

Thank you so much for this site. It has helped me work through block time and time again, and I love the positivity and support of this community.

Testimonial Note from Anne Robertson on Sun, Aug 14
1 cup
An android app

Please could we have a lovely android app. Thank you.

New Feature Request Note from Rosemarie Buttery on Mon, Aug 08
1 cup

Fell out of the August challenge immediately on Monday due to a very busy day and forgetting completely about it. Last night, realized pretty late that I had not yet written my words and sat down to write begrudgingly> Started out anxious and stressed, but by the end of my writing had such a different mindset! Today I was able to use it the same way. 750 Words is helping me develop the practice I have long wanted.

Testimonial Note from Katherine Ryan on Thu, Aug 04
13 cups

Sometimes I use my daily writing space for brain dumps and more mundane journaling. But lately I have been using it to write the first crappy draft of many books coming down the pike. I love that I have a safe space to work out my own thought leadership. Way to go!

Testimonial Note from Dr. Monikah Ogando on Sat, Jul 30
1 cup

A mobile friendly site that I can open in the browser, or a mobile app.

New Feature Request Note from anecdotist on Mon, Jul 25
2 cups

I subscribed to this site some time ago and I was motivated to write. Then, for whatever reason I started using DayOne and thought that it was pointless to write in 2 separate places. I was not once motivated to write 750 words since then. I am returning because 750 words motivates me to write 750 words every day.

Testimonial Note from ANNEZ on Wed, Jul 13
1 cup

Well, I broke my streak: and as promised, am making a donation. Happy to do it, as I am grateful to this site for existing and keeping me motivated. I will continue to show up every day, and hope you all do, too! WRITE ON!

Testimonial Note from Alex Wilcox on Tue, Jul 12
26 cups

After ten years of writing every day, I decided to delete my account for my own safety.

Please do not stop writing and supporting Ukraine! <3

Testimonial Note from 1231ewrwer on Sat, Jul 09
12 cups

Saying goodbye to the old page today – I did it, I reached my 1000 day streak – because of a slight glitch day in May of this year, it’s only showing as a 52 day streak on this version, but that’s ok, I have my Flying Squirrel on the new site. Many thank-yous to Buster and Kellianne for making this community and this writing place possible. See you on the new site.

Testimonial Note from Tara Baxendale on Tue, Jul 05
1 cup

This site is needed for me as I have tried to do without it I find myself right back here. The thing is if you are a writer that indeed needs to get things out this is what you do you write and you have a strong desire to do it just like that. This helps when you want to be better because the way to get better is to just do it all the time.

Testimonial Note from Tamara Johnson-Dunston on Mon, Jul 04
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Joe Welker on Sat, Jul 02
5 cups

Just a short note to say that I am now a fully paid up member of v2 of the site so I can leave this version behind. As always Kellianne was there to help with my queries while transitioning. Loving v2 so far. Onwards and upwards to my Flying Squirrel (eventually).

Testimonial Note from Kate Sanders on Fri, Jul 01
1 cup

I cannot express how much I love this site, nor how much money it’s saved me in therapy. It’s the mainstay of my mental health. Whenever I’m worried, overwhelmed, delighted, confused… this is where I come. I write it out, and I sort it out. It’s blissful. Thank you so much. Please always keep it going.

Testimonial Note from Sarah Griffin on Sat, Jun 25
5 cups

Even when I skip writing for weeks at a time, I always come back, and I’m always delighted by the community here. Buster and Kellianne, you have both done such a fantastic job of making this a cozy place to return to again and again. Thank you!!

Testimonial Note from Cameron Welsh on Thu, Jun 23
16 cups

i’m migrating over to the new site and so pouring my cups of patronage here as a strong brew of encouragement to others and of thanks for the persistent but not too pushy encouragement offered by this site to keep on writing. i don’t know what will happen to all the words, but i feel thankful that they are held here for us to use or not, as we choose. best wishes to all, and see you on the other side!

Testimonial Note from Peregrine on Sat, Jun 18
50 cups

Thank you for restoring my streak! I’ve been here since 2009. My first streak ended at 364 days because i forgot to write on the 365th day, the second streak at 1000+ days because my goal was the million word mark, and I am aiming at 1500 days for this streak — onward!

Testimonial Note from Ti Locke on Sat, Jun 04
1 cup

Writing here is the best mental health therapy that I do. Just reached my first million words and the clarity and inspiration that I get from this habit is truly life changing

Testimonial Note from Meg Clippingdale on Thu, Jun 02