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

Sparkyjay
Jeff Alexander
Connor Fitzgerald
Erika Hillinger
Marianne Faithfull
hollypatton
Gracie Renee
Warren Williams
Romea
John
Najeeb
nightingale
Giulia Josquin
Anna Kiley
Steve Tannenbaum
Drew Allen
Alice Heritage
Michal
Mia Koroua
joy
Philippa Olivier
Lynn P
Soren Ivar Petersen
Kate
Tamica
Gillian BenAry
JP
Traci Rodriguez
Andrew Barnes
Lilith
Helen LIng
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lynn doiron
Jamie Redmond
Rachman Blake
Idelette
Gray Solomon
Mona Midnight
Hans Lo
Susan
Tilde Ann Thurium
Dave Bailey
Alex Comyn
Kodai Fumoto
Katt13
Suzanne Colligan
Susan Procini
Darlene Hull
Khazna Chami
Amy W
Laura Hanna
BIanca Winter
Christine Huang
Marion L.
Christina Fraggos
Charlie Mallard
Myra Collier
Dan Sparks
Judey Nitcy
Todd C. Foster
Ziggy T
Terry Lee
Maria Jolene
Chelsea Cox
Vito Dalessandro
Ben Florsheim
Brendan Scanlan
Tiffany Skidmore
Rose
Shannon Gray
K Lawrence
Tanya Morgan
Anna Nelson
Ruth Penderghast
leslie moat
Mandi K.
Shaun Tinkler
Linda Buie
Sarah Land
Thomas Kichi
Katy Cassidy
Oksana
Chris Ostrand
Maria Teresa Landa
Ginger
JAMES Wooldridge
Matthew Hotham
Jacqui
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Shelley English
Liz Hobson
Drew Austin
Michael Kaplan
Sandra
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Dianne R Wright
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Tom Martin
Ryan fang

Notes of inspiration from members

15 cups

I’ve been with 750words since it started in 2009. I had been trying to do 750 words longhand while sole parenting 2 toddlers and because it took me over an hour to do I didn’t do it very often. Until a friend told me about this site. It is part of my daily morning routine, cup of coffee by my side. Most often I use it to write about my night dreams – a core part of my spiritual life – or to work out difficult problems in my life. It’s refreshing for this perfectionist to not have to worry about typos or grammar and to just do a brain dump as fast as my fingers can go (they can never keep up with my mind). I’ve never been able to go a year without a missing a day and while that was discouraging the first few times – I really wanted those badges! – especially because it was always due to circumstances outside of my control, I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter. Everyone knows that “morning words” is what I do and having this habit is what’s most important. I’ve been able to rant and cuss and say things I’d never say out loud in order to come back to a difficult person or situation in a calm, collected, and emotionally healthy manner. This site has changed my life for the better. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Rashel Tremblay on Sun, Dec 03
1 cup
Word counter position

Hi. This is not exactly a feature request, but simply a tweak to the word counter. Whenever I reach the bottom of the screen, I have to scroll down to see the word counter. It’s a really small detail, but it’s just an annoyance. There is plenty of space on the side of the screen, maybe fix the count to the bottom right of the screen so it never disappears? Other than that, great job with the site, I really enjoy it.

New Feature Request Note from Seb T on Sun, Dec 03
2 cups
Sounds

I would deeply appreciate the addition of typewriter sounds to this application. I find that they increase my ability to concentrate on writing. For those of us who have associated keyboard or typing sounds with creative writing, it would be one more psychological boost to our writing. Furthermore, when I ut headphones on with typewriter sounds, the level of background noise in my environment is less distracting, and it works better than white noise or music.

Thanks for considering. :-)

New Feature Request Note from Luna Veritas on Sat, Dec 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love badges

New Feature Vote from Tessa Lane on Sat, Dec 02
5 cups
750words API

I think it would be great (if it doesn’t exist already) to have a 750words API that can be used to interact programmatically with the system. Recently I have been switching to org-mode in Emacs to do my technical writing, and I also use Scrivener on the Mac to organize my books, keep my journal (a subset of which sometimes I post to 750words) and other things. With an API, I might give a try to 750words plugins for org-mode and Scrivener, and it would open a lot of possibilities for interaction with other applications.

If such an API already exists, is there some documentation about it somewhere?

Thanks in advance! And as usual, thanks for all your work on this fantastic tool.

New Feature Request Note from Diego Zamboni on Fri, Dec 01
1 cup

My new “writer`s life” started at November 4th. Never before I wrote so many days in a row and the best thing is: I`m not afraid anymore, I could write bullshit. Before I came here, I did more editing (every sentence) then writing, it drove me crazy and was so dissapointing all the time. Now I can write, write, and write – that`s a real gift to me, I´m SO thankful for! ♥

Sorry, I´m not a native english speaker, hope, you understand, what I wanted to say.

Have a wonderful and inspiring day, everyone! :)

750 words saved my writers soul.

Testimonial Note from Rea Marit on Fri, Dec 01
1 cup

I struggled for a long time to build a daily writing habit. With four kids, homeschooling, and running a household, many things press me for my time and writing always fell by the wayside. Thanks to 750words and the monthly challenge, I am writing every day and the words are flowing like never before! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Mandi K. on Thu, Nov 30
1 cup

I am new to 750 Words however it has been very instrumental in helping me to complete my second book. My first book is entitled Notable Quotable Anger Management Tips which can be obtained via www.GregSpeaksLive.com My second book is entitled “Managing The Man In The Mirror”. A total of 10 chapters with 750 Words, I wrote 7 chapters in 7 days. Tonight I am motivated to finish my book with this valued resource. I have been recommending this site to all writers and I am ever thankful for this marvelous creation and writers developmental resource. Visit www.TexasAngerManagers.Com and listen to my blog via www.BlogTalkRadio.com/GregSpeaks
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Testimonial Note from Gregory D Anderson Jr on Thu, Nov 30
1 cup

Since discovering 750 Words I feel that I have been able to organize my thoughts in a much more concise manner. I am an inspired creative with ideas flowing through my brain almost non-stop. This site has really helped me reign in my racing mind, whilst providing a platform to organize and analyze my thoughts.

I am still finding new uses for this site on a daily basis, and certainly, attribute it to my increased mental clarity and ability tackle and accomplish difficult complex tasks!

Testimonial Note from B Von Buescher on Thu, Nov 30
1 cup

I am loving getting back into The Morning Pages through 750 Words! This has reaffirmed my love of writing in general and helped me get into flow with a regular daily routine. It helps me be nonjudgmental about what I put down there – just spill the beans! Very cathartic and gets the creative juices flowing. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Nancy Fithian on Thu, Nov 30
1 cup

The single biggest thing I’ve noticed: I have increased clarity about my personal life and vision, and for that I am grateful, as I have been dinking around with this for some time…and I’m realizing that I need to get.on.the.path. It’s not the destination…it’s the journey and I seem to more fully and completely understand that now as a result of my writing. YAY!!!!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Nov 28
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Brit LaLa on Tue, Nov 28
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anna Nelson on Tue, Nov 28
5 cups

Thank You 750 words you have enriched my life I have kind of half journal before starting then stopping then this month I hit my 365 day mark it was cool that i was able to write on this site every day for over a year my next goal is 500 days + today is #GivingTuesday and my 375 day so I thought it was fitting to post this… I look forward to using this site for many years into the future :)

Testimonial Note from CJ Fly on Tue, Nov 28
1 cup

I write as a hobby but had not been able to write anything original in months. Truly a phenomenal case of not only writer’s block but one that was a result of (and contributor to) my depression. Signing up for 750 was supposed to help me with my depression, but trying to fill 750 words a day resulted in me starting to write my stories again. Now that the plug has been pulled, I find that writing drafts of 3 to 4 pages are a snap. I love it!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Nov 27
2 cups

Four years ago, a friend suggested I used 750 words as a form of therapy. I’ve been a fan of the site since then. I’m in my last year of graduate school for writing, and the site has helped me with completing my morning pages. I also like the stats at the end of my word count. I haven’t figure out how I was going to use it for my writing, but I want to collect the nanowrimo badge. This will help me with my thesis.

Testimonial Note from christina marable on Mon, Nov 27
5 cups

I just got my purple winner bar in this years Nanowrimo (third year in a row) and it’s all because of 750words and the habit of daily writing. Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Sun, Nov 26
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

An app with reminders notifications during the day… that would be great !

New Feature Vote from Tangee on Sun, Nov 26
1 cup
More text analysis

Text analysis in French would be amazing ! :)

New Feature Vote from Tangee on Sun, Nov 26
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Em McDermott on Sun, Nov 26
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Autumn Valenti on Sat, Nov 25
1 cup

For a few weeks, I’d been struggling to write the first draft of my latest novel. Then I discovered 750 Words through an infographic about winning NaNoWriMo. So I tried it out.

After five days of using 750 Words, I wrote 3,500 words in my first draft. And then I wrote every day after that. Not only did I end up finishing my first draft, but I wrote an average of 3,750 words a day. And not only did I win NaNoWriMo for the first time, but I won ended up writing 75,000 words — in 10 days.

I attribute my success with writing over the past few weeks to making my time on 750 Words a daily habit. It’s the first thing that I do after my coffee, and it has helped me to clear my head, organize my thoughts, and even break down scenes in my story.

I’m so glad I found it! Thank you for such an awesome website.

Testimonial Note from Adana Washington on Fri, Nov 24
1 cup

This is one App that helped me build the habit I have been longing for. I have been actively sharing it with my friends too.:)

Testimonial Note from saurav mishra on Fri, Nov 24
1 cup

Really great service! Help to clean up the mind)

Testimonial Note from Nadya on Thu, Nov 23
1 cup

This website is wonderful and seriously motivating. I have always been an avid journaler, but I had lost touch in the past couple years due to life events. The idea of simply typing 750 words a day is just the right amount for a stream of consciousness to release. This site has motivated me to find that piece of myself that loves to write again. Thank you for this magical creation!!

Testimonial Note from Katherine Marie on Thu, Nov 23
2 cups
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Freem on Mon, Nov 20
28 cups

750words is central to my life. I am going to use it to diet. Before i take that snack i will be journaling what i want to eat and why i want to eat. Maybe that would help me knock off 50 pounds of fat.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Sun, Nov 19
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

As we are in the middle of NaNoWriMo, it would be cool to see a monthly tracker (not just November, but any month since a writer can earn it for any 50k in a month) about how close they are getting toward a NaNo badge! I do other writing in my 750 besides just my nano during November, so while i track and update my wordcount through them, it’d be cool to see how much i’m writing besides.

New Feature Vote from Reidun Saxerud on Sat, Nov 18
1 cup

Well, I said if I didn’t succeed in the November challenge I would donate $5.00 LOL. So here I am. I have a feeling this site might make a lot of money off me if I keep holding myself accountable ;-). But in all seriousness, I feel like I would have lost my mind before now if I hadn’t joined this site. I plan to do the December challenge and do my best to succeed. Also I know this will be a great therapeutic tool when my husband goes on deployment next year. It’s helped me be insightful and more introspective of myself. It’s helped me understand some things that I hadn’t been able to understand. I owe a lot to this site.

Testimonial Note from Sumisu on Sat, Nov 18
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Jan Ullmann on Sat, Nov 18