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 son Niko, and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Notes of inspiration from members

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I love this site so much. I majored in English Literature in college and used to write every single day. Writing was an important part of my life until I finished law school, had kids, got a house, and got real responsibilities. My oldest son if 15 years old if that gives you any indication as to how long it has been since I’ve had a writing practice. I picked up the artists way and was googling how many typed words morning pages should be and I found this site. My streak has never ended. I’m on day 142 and I can not get enough. I’m just figuring out how the badges and the site works. But I am most enjoying just getting in the habit of writing again. It is such a wonderful stress reliever and it makes me a better person, a better mom, and just more at peace. I hope that I never stop. And I hope that this site never stops even if the price goes up however much it needs to after April 1st. At this point, it is priceless to me and I am more than willing to pay. I am so motivated by the badges and I am so much better after I come here and unload. Thank you so much Buster for keeping this going. I hope you realize how many lives you are touching. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. :)

One Month Challenge Bounty from Shannon D on Fri, Mar 01
2 cups

<3

Double Down on Charity Note from amber dawn pullin on Fri, Mar 01
1 cup
Being able to identify the daily content.

I use to write everyday (or few consecutive days) on a different topic. I though I could use many of these writings to compile a book. But to search for the content, I have to go, day by day, and try to locate the topic I want to find. It would be great if we could add a “title line” with the content and being able to go through the title lines to easily locate the days in the past you are interested in.

New Feature Request Note from Eduard Lopez on Fri, Mar 01
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I do not have to make sense. Once i accepted that this site is for writing anything, even chaotic flow of 0words i found it easy to achieve 759 words. Sometimes when i skim over what i have written i find a line or two i can use in my poetry.
But the main point of thsi note is:DO NOT WORRY IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY, JUST SAY NOTHING FOR 750 WORDS.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Fri, Mar 01
1 cup

For the first time in my life, I finished a solid month’s worth of writing in January, two years after I began using this site. Never quite got the hang of it before, and lost the streak quite quickly – I stopped writing daily in February because ***drama***.

But without this daily habit, life felt a lot more cluttered, so I just committed myself to one more year of trying to churn out these words every day. If anything, it’ll remind me to keep trying for everything else that’s worth it.

One Month Challenge Bounty from yuno g. on Fri, Mar 01
1 cup
Support of French language for text analysis

Hi,
I am writing my journal in French and I have seen already a request for support of french in the analysis.
I can write in English, but for writing long texts, french being my mother language, it is more fluid for me.
I can provide some help with finding list of words or reviewing list of french words used for the analysis

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Fri, Mar 01
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I finished the month of February challenge! Realizing it was a shorter month, I’m still impressed & surprised with myself for following through with writing every day on http://750words.com – and so I wanted to say, thanks! (& never change?)

Testimonial Note from amber dawn pullin on Thu, Feb 28
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Charlotte M. Schu on Thu, Feb 28
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I just completed February’s Challenge! There were days when I had to make voice notes to make 750 words and nights when my eyes were blinking to complete before midnight but I DID IT! And I promised myself a massage if I wrote 750 words per day for the month and have my appointment already set up thanks to a Travelzoo email two days ago. I can now tell my students what it’s like pushing yourself to do something that matters only to you when life is raining lemons on your head. There’s a sweet relief that comes when one keeps one’s promises. I believe this will send ripple effects into the universe and beyond. Here’s to you, all who try, try and try again!

Testimonial Note from Word Skwirl on Thu, Feb 28
1 cup

I just completed my first One Month Challenge, and I’m eager to get my Turquoise Stallion! After letting my dissertation languish for an embarrassing length of time, I signed up for February’s challenge as a motivational tool. The amount I have written over the past month has been astounding. I didn’t know I had so much to say! I almost lost hope of ever completing my dissertation, but 750words helped me regain my momentum and my confidence. Thank you, Buster, for creating such a simple yet effective website. Good luck to everyone who is signed up for next month’s challenge!

One Month Challenge Bounty from L. King on Thu, Feb 28
4 cups

My longest streak has only been 27 days since I joined this site 18 months ago. I failed miserably to write earlier this month on day 2 of the challenge. But 750words has been such a positive influence on my life. I am grateful for the daily reminders to write. And every time I write I am filled with so much energy and promise. So I am signing up for March with renewed determination. I will cross the finish line. Thanks Buster!

Testimonial Note from Armi Rowe on Thu, Feb 28
1 cup

I can’t believe how much I’ve integrated the whole process into my days. I can’t go forward until I’ve written here each morning. I just do the stream of consciousness style and it helps me to see what’s important to me right now. I’ve wanted to do this for a long long time and I’m so glad that it’s become a part of my life. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Thu, Feb 28
2 cups

February I missed two days. For that I shall offer 2 cups for March. I will earn them back this month.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jen Hendrix on Thu, Feb 28
1 cup

When I write each morning, I’m often surprised by the thoughts that take shape in my mind and then pour out through my fingertips. I love the moments when my subconscious surfaces and voices thoughts, feelings, opinions that have been hidden moments before. The simple pitterpatter of the key strokes inspires a meditative state and allows me to go much deeper and much more compassionately into myself. For this, I’m grateful. For this, I will continue to write.

Testimonial Note from Carolyn on Thu, Feb 28
5 cups

Write on 826!

Double Down on Charity Note from Joann R on Wed, Feb 27
10 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Brandy Hamilton on Wed, Feb 27
1 cup

Knock ’em dead!

One Month Challenge Bounty from L Creasy on Wed, Feb 27
1 cup

You can do it! It feels so good to write every day, doesn’t it?

One Month Challenge Bounty from Alexa Mater on Wed, Feb 27
1 cup

I was just introduced to this site by a very good friend of mine and it’s changed the whole way I approach my day. Doing this exercise every morning does more than just clear my head of preoccupations; it helps me start my day at zero. A clear head has done wonders for my workday and wonders for my creativity throughout my workday. I love this site and if I have to pay to use it, so be it. Thank you, Buster, for all you’ve done to make this possible for writers.

Testimonial Note from Celie on Wed, Feb 27
1 cup

I’m just learning about the Bounty feature! Still, the One Month Challenge is the only way that I’ve been able to write every day. I’m closing on a 100-day streak. Thanks, Buster, and see you fellow challengers at the end!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Linda Alila on Wed, Feb 27
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When I was a little girl, I always got told that I shouldn’t talk to myself. Having used 750words for almost half a year now, I’ve come to the conclusion that this was a total lie by the Grownup Conspiracy. I do very little BUT talk to myself on here, and the extent to which it’s helped clear my mind, boost my confidence in my own decisions and choices, and strengthen the voices of my various resident story characters who keep chipping in on the discussions is nothing short of amazing. Thank you 750words!

Testimonial Note from Transilvanian Blackstorm on Tue, Feb 26
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I got my Albatross badge today. Hooray! I love this site. Thanks so much for keeping it going.

Testimonial Note from William on Tue, Feb 26
1 cup

the february challenge has helped me to write again. Maybe not anything of literary values yet but I’m getting back in the habit, and in march I’ll be writing a Young Adult’s chapter book as part of a challenge.

One Month Challenge Bounty from bron mitchell on Tue, Feb 26
2 cups

I have written over a million words on this website over the past two years (422 day streak and counting). Having somewhere to go every day and a consequence if I don’t keep the routine has helped me write things I would have never expected to write, to finish one novel and to write the first 1/3rd of another, and to write words when I thought I didn’t have any left. Having some place to write every day has become invaluable to my emotional health and to the development of writing skills. Thank you for this wonderful place; the statistics in particular are fascinating and amusing.

Testimonial Note from Kim Chapman on Mon, Feb 25
1 cup

I’ve known writing was my destiny ever since I was a kid, but as an adult with a busy life, a time-consuming job, and too many people yanking on me for this and that, writing too often takes a back seat. Finding 750Words and going for the badges (two days away from my 100 day streak!) helps me make writing a priority again.

Testimonial Note from Karen Bledsoe on Sun, Feb 24
2 cups

I learn something new on this site almost every time I’m on. There’s a bounty that people split at the end of the challenge?? Woof! This site has no end of magical methods of motivation. I’m more psyched than ever to complete the challenge. Onward and upward everybody!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Bhavani on Sun, Feb 24
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Might be nice to have an italic or bold font option.

New Feature Vote from helene pasquin on Sun, Feb 24
1 cup

This site is absolutely magical. I usually use it as Julia Cameron suggested when she described ‘morning pages,’ and the results are amazing insights and occasionally inspired writing.

Testimonial Note from helene pasquin on Sun, Feb 24
1 cup

I wrote a lot when I was in high school, and it was a big part of my identity, and my social group. Then I went to college, and while I spent a lot of time writing, a lot of it was academic- intellectually rich, but dry. I had a really hard time motivatign myself to write for just myself.
Then I graduated, and I wasn’t doing any writing at all- until I decidded that, since I had no end of free time, I would do nanowrimo, and I woudl use 750words to help keep me writign every day, even if I didn’t make word limit.

Now it’s February, and I’ve written for 115 days in a row. I’m not always writing as well as I would like, and a lot of days it’s just journling. But I am writing, and it’s made a big difference in reclaiming part of my life.
So, you know. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from S Krakenorakel on Sat, Feb 23
1 cup

I am publically staing that i will write 2,222 words a day as a minimum on weekdays and 750 a day minimum on weekends. I am attempting to complete the first draft of a verse novel by the end of June. I willr eport my progress as i go. Has any one used 750 words to complete an ambitious project?

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Sat, Feb 23