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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Our Good Members

Hicham El Azami
Lisa
Jacob Barrow
Isabelle Hobbs
Morgen Ashley Thompson
Dawn Malone
Ben McEwing
Darwin8u
Courtney Righter
Brooke
Amanda Sumner
Sarita
I.Siva Kumar
Joshua Burnett
Emily Rooker
laura flett
Jen Hemphill
Lauren Ulmer
Brenda Joyce Patterson
Saba Mirza
Kavita Singh
Anne Axel
Roger Leatherman
Jonathan Acosta
Lowndes Commander
Devin Dearing Preston
Josh F
Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd
Manish Sharma
J. M. Wall
cattleya
John Burnie
Keri Bertino
Leah Miller
Lilian_Everdeen
Gina Chen
Rudy Flesher
ITCoco
Clio
August
Matthew Ekenstedt
Regina Hastings
Callahan Woodbery
Parker Jackson
Juli Jackson
Roxanne Darling
Larry A Atkinson
Angelea Rose Ennamorato
Gillian Kratzer
Artur Kovtunenko
Danielle Sedillo-Cafferty
Amy Nazaire
Jasmine Jobe
Keith Haines
Gina Hooks
Quiet Rabbit
Rebekah Hubbard
Naila Ahmad
Jeremy Simons
Jody Linn
Vijay
Nathan Needham
Ayompac
Conor Weiss
Jeffrey
lizzo
Jeremy Wacksman
Sahar
Kimberly Coleman Healy
Aubrey Cairney
Enoch Peter Gamoian
Kathryn Peterson
Coach Tanya Bankston
Dale Atkins
Sarah Kate
Theresa Fox
Irene Kelly
Markie Scholz
William Burton
Brenda McLaughlin
Jovana Rovang
Jamie Russell
Sherry Wachter
Elle
Lisa Aijala
Andy Wilkinson
Liz Smythe
Luke Shepard
Mark Fellows
Sue L
Wendy Barnes
Bo Price
Noel Sandoval
Chris Hettinger
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RGK
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Ross
Taylor
Marsha Browne

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
IFTTT Integration

I was on a good streak once then I got busy and missed a day. It was such a miserable feeling that I stopped writing for a while. That missed day was just one where I forgot to login until it was too late.

It would be great if you could use a service like IFTTT to send you reminders. I’d set up a formula like “IF it’s 7 PM and I haven’t completed 750 words THEN send an SMS to my phone.” That sort of thing. IFTTT would offer lots of other neat options like automatic backup to Google Drive or whatever.

Keep up the good work!

New Feature Request Note from Matthew Jeanes on Sun, Sep 03
11 cups

Thank you so much for this website, I’ve fallen off the writing wagon quite a lot, but 750 words always welcomes me back with quiet unjudging arms. I find myself ‘free’ once i have completed my pages, whether or not my fingers have been flying over the keys or whether it takes me an hour to write 750 words.

Thank you for helping me feel less alone and like I can accomplish anything

Rowe

Testimonial Note from Rowena on Sun, Sep 03
5 cups

When I signed up 93 days ago, I was struggling to become a paid freelance writer. My wife asked me, “are you writing every day? Didn’t you say that you have to write every day to become a writer?”…Since then I have actually gotten paid to write some promotional emails for someone, and I am preparing to write a book during NaNoWriMo this coming November…

Testimonial Note from John Moore on Sun, Sep 03
10 cups
Double spacing

I would love it if i could double-space my entries on the site so than i would have an easier time amending, correcting and adding to, my writing.

New Feature Request Note from Marc Tretin on Sun, Sep 03
5 cups
A better mobile site

I WOULD LOVE IT IF I COULD DOUBLE-SPACE MY ENTIRES; then it would be easier to correct, edit and ament my writing latter in the day.

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Sun, Sep 03
1 cup
Titles and over achievers

Hi, As an option, I would like to add a title to individual days in the future so I can set a topic in advance to enhance focus on a topic. Also, I would like it if I could add a goal to write more than 750 on some days. For example a goal of writing 1000 words a day. Thanks so much for creating this, btw. I am loving this new daily habit!

New Feature Request Note from Ryne Vanderwolf on Sat, Sep 02
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Ole-Kristian on Sat, Sep 02
10 cups

I just completed 50,000 words for August and got my NaNo badge for my effort. I can’t begin to tell you all how exciting this is for me. I had previously attempted NaNoWriMo for several November’s and never reached the goal. This site gave me the space to take on the challenge and it was just awesome. No matter what your writing goals, this is definitely the site to write on. I love it and I have grown so much as a writer this past year. I am 24 days away from the Pegasus Badge and I am over the top excited about that as well. It has helped with the procrastination and the blank page. I admit some of my content at times were wayward words but my fingers were still dancing on the keyboard forming the habit that a real writer needs to possess. A writer writes and daily writing here is the best thing ever. Go for it and stick with it. For any aspiring writer it is so well worth it.

Testimonial Note from Dee Bostic on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup

I started 750words on a whim during the last week of Camp NaNoWriMo and it got me from severely under my goal to actually reaching it. The next month, I threw caution to the wind and tried writing the grand 50k in one month. While I didn’t reach it, I did get really close, which is something I’ve never done before! 750words has given me tangible goals and rewards to reach for, as well as the permission to write bad, as long as I’m still writing. I haven’t missed a single day since I signed up, and I don’t plan on it any time soon! This website really has changed my life. I used to be a ‘writer’, and now I’ve written more since I signed up than I have in years. There’s not enough ways to say thank you for this website!

Testimonial Note from Max O. on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup

750 Words has shown me that daily spontaneous writing takes only 10 or 15 minutes. It doesn’t have to be a Big Thing that eats up my other writing time. And nearly every day, it clarifies my thoughts or priorities, or sparks a new idea or two. Completely worthwhile.

I also love that my writing disappears when I’m done. I know it’s archived and I can get it back, but I feel free to write honestly or exaggerate or complain, and those pages won’t be hanging around visible next time I visit the website. Much better than having to open a document and scroll down and then store it somewhere myself.

Thanks for this elegant tool; I’m 60 days in and loving it.

Testimonial Note from grrlpup on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup

I’m feeling so pleased with myself because I went away for a week and my rattly old laptop doesn’t travel well. So I left it behind and still managed to keep up my streak!

Sometimes it was my friend’s laptop, which doesn’t even run the same OS as mine. Sometimes I even wrote on my phone in bed because the kids were running riot in the living room. One night I even wrote on my phone in a station waiting room after my train was cancelled. It wasn’t easy, but I stuck at it. Just goes to show what the lure of the badges can do for productivity.

Testimonial Note from Nicholas Kiddle on Thu, Aug 31
2 cups

I am grateful for this site which has enabled me to write daily when I struggled to do so before. Fan for Life!

Testimonial Note from Jaimee Walls on Thu, Aug 31
9 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from dragonfly on Thu, Aug 31
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Something that syncs well and is just as simple as the online site please :)

New Feature Vote from dragonfly on Thu, Aug 31
1 cup
Mobile App

Sometimes I just want to type it out in a mobile app since I don’t always carry a computer with me.

New Feature Request Note from Nadia Shaw on Tue, Aug 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I think the badge for 750 days would be very appropriate.
It would coincide with the naming of this resource and be a good milestone for those who wander in the badgeless desert between 500 and 1000 days… ))

New Feature Vote from Free Bird on Mon, Aug 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Improve ease of use

New Feature Vote from Marc Theriot on Mon, Aug 28
15 cups

I found this site through the Freelance Writing site.

750Words is exactly the place I needed to shake off the regimen of writing for money, to re-establish writing every day. I used Morning Pages off and on for many years, but this site is the best place for me. In fact, coming here is the first thing I do every morning, and my days are better for it.

This is a uncomplicated place to write and then receive feedback about that writing. I just quit a gamified habit building site because it is very complicated, requires a lot time to maintain, and just was not engaging.

I am approaching a full year of writing every day; I look forward to writing every day for a long, long, time.

Thank you, Buster and Kelliiane, your work has enriched my life.

Testimonial Note from marcia shannon on Mon, Aug 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I almost always have my iPad with me and usually use it for writing. I NEED an iPad App – definitely.

New Feature Vote from Reiner Knudsen on Mon, Aug 28
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’d love to see some extensions of existing badges: more badges for consecutive entries under 20 minutes, for writing at morning/night, etc. I’m (kind of sadly) motivated by that kind of thing and it would provide a little extra oomph during the long droughts between 30 and 100 entries, etc.

New Feature Vote from Chris L on Sat, Aug 26
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I’d like to be able to set up separate multiple projects.

New Feature Vote from Simon Brauner-Cave on Sat, Aug 26
1 cup

Out of the blue, I receive the notification that I got the badge for 250,000 words – Wow, I never thought I had written so much! I’m really happy and plan to keep on writing as long as I can.

Testimonial Note from Diego Zamboni on Fri, Aug 25
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I don’t know about the rest of you but I really love the badges. I didn’t get many gold stars in school so this is like a do over for me. I am shooting for the Nano badge this month with only 7 more days to reach 50,000. I am going to get there. It is so therapeutic for me to get all my stuff out and know that it is safe and I can return to it whenever I need to. This site is the best thing that has happened to me in a while. It sure beats going to see a shrink. LOL Hope all of you writers find the joy that I have. Really, really love the badges. Happy writing everyone.

New Feature Vote from Dee Bostic on Thu, Aug 24
21 cups

My best friend had a bit of an emotional crisis this week, so decency compelled me to give up my 22 day streak and call her. Back to the egg I go, and the Albatross was within my grasp…heavy sigh. Who knows if I will ever nab that squirrel?

I am unspeakably grateful for 750Words, though. Since graduating with my undergrad degree in Creative Writing, I have struggled and struggled to build and maintain a daily writing habit with minimal success. I am just one of those people who needs a shove every day, or a million other little things will find their way between me and my words. This site has been that shove for me for almost two years now – in a gentle, encouraging way.

With the help of 750Words, I’m setting a goal to have the rough draft of my current fiction project done by the end of May next year – and also to bag the Phoenix by that time! Thank you. Thank you so much. I would be so lost without this little sanctuary… and would probably still be struggling to even start a novel, let alone write through to the end.

Testimonial Note from Amy Roth on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup

I first discovered the morning pages when I picked up a copy of The Artist’s Way almost twenty years ago. That book had a profound effect on me, and i adopted the practice of the morning pages for secret years. But like so many other things, it faded from my life over time as responsibilities and other details came and went. I was therefore very pleased to discover this website a month ago, as recommended by a friend The last 30 days have been only a pure delight to begin my day with some writing, and a part of me feels very blessed and thankful that I have returned to the morning pages. Thank you to Buster and Kellianne for creating and maintaining this wonderful gift of a website.

Testimonial Note from Sean Boynton on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Have descriptions of the different emotional stats when you reach the 750 words goal.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup

I love it here. Thanks so much for creating this space and for making it a safe and caring environment.

Testimonial Note from SLA on Mon, Aug 21