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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Notes of inspiration from members

2 cups

Thanks to this site I managed to write an article and a documentary exposé in the last two month and it helped me to not loose my heart on the exhausting path to find a publisher… Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Subliminal_Kid on Tue, Mar 05
1 cup

I took some time off due to being on a trip to visit a friend. I’m really glad the site has the Schedule Time Off feature and that I didn’t lose my streak. I’m excited to get back to writing every day. (:

Testimonial Note from Amber Lynne on Mon, Mar 04
1 cup

I used to fumble around with words like I had severe motor control problems, but after 46 days of daily writing, I can verbalize my thoughts so much faster and effectively.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Mar 04
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Privacy in regards to my writing is important to me! A secure, unhackable server would be great.

New Feature Vote from oneseaurchin on Mon, Mar 04
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Nicole Poweleit on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup

I LOVE 750 WORDS! I found it on the 3rd of January, and have written every day since. I actually teach a class on developing a writing practice, but have been unable to sustain a daily practice myself until I stumbled on this website. I suggest it to all of my students. It has also helped me reach greater clarity and happiness in my own life. Thanks, Buster.

Testimonial Note from Daniela Uslan on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup

this site has changed my life quite a bit – it has been amazing to take a bit of time in each of my days to mull over the thoughts in my head – and I wouldn’t be doing that if it weren’t for this brilliant website! Thank you!!!

Testimonial Note from Oki Emad Zixin Bahja on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup

This site has been really helpful as I try to get back into writing every day. 750 words is just enough to feel like you wrote something substantial, but not so much that you have to push yourself really hard. In addition to that, I love how you’re really able to write ANYTHING you want to, just as long as it’s words. You can set your own goals and limits. And of course, the fact that the site automatically saves your words and tracks your word count means that you can focus exclusively on writing, which saves time and annoyance.

Testimonial Note from Vanity Shion on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup
Change deadline from midnight to early morning

Midnight deadline can be problematic if you write late at night. I would set it up sometime in early morning. It is safe to set it up sometime around 3 or 4 AM which would be okay with both night owls and early risers.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup
Secure server for writing

With number of hacking currently going on you should seriously consider adding Google’s Two-Step Authentication to this website.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup

I use this site whenever I feel like writing, even if I’ve already completed my 750 words for the day. Seeing my stats and text analysis intrigues me, I’m always eager to learn more about my writing. Thank you Buster, for creating this tool that not only helps me write, but helps me explore my own soul.

Double Down on Charity Note from Claire Richie on Sat, Mar 02
1 cup

750 words has been an guide for me, a way to work through my ideas and formulate new ones. It has helped me as a person and an artist. Now, I’d like to help others become proficient in writing so that they too can enjoy the power of written word.

Double Down on Charity Note from Rebecca P on Sat, Mar 02
1 cup

I have attempted to complete the Artist’s Way book four different times and always stop because there seems to be no time for morning pages. This site makes the morning pages possible for me to do almost daily. I feel much more clear, and focused having a daily writing practice. I also love the motivation the badges provide and the community of writers it bring together. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Gargi on Sat, Mar 02
3 cups

I read The Artist’s Way almost 15 years ago and did the morning pages for a while and they did help a lot, but then I started slacking and gave up.
I was so thrilled when earlier this year I came across 750words.com at a time when I felt confused and unfocused and unsure about so many things in my life. I haven’t it all figured out yet, but sitting down each morning and voicing my random thoughts and fears and doubts is helping. It definitely makes me feel lighter and I already can’t imagine my life without this morning routine. Thank you Buster for making this possible.

Testimonial Note from Susanne on Sat, Mar 02
2 cups
More text analysis

I’m a sucker for matched filters and the software that picks up on my style and topics, and I’d be excited to see what else it could gleam from my freewrites.

New Feature Vote from Mikkel Snyder on Sat, Mar 02
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Double Down on Charity Note from Emily Elizabeth on Sat, Mar 02
3 cups

I’ve been on here for seven months and I still have not achieved a One Month Challenge. Giving myself some extra inspiration this month by donating some Cups of Patronage. Fellow One-Month Challengers – won’t you join me?

One Month Challenge Bounty from Emily Elizabeth on Sat, Mar 02
2 cups

One of the things that I was first told as a Creative Writing major was to write everyday and I really wasn’t motivated to do so, even thinking about changing my major. I love writing, but it always slipped my mind to do so. But since discovering 750 Words I have been motivated to keep writing. And I was finally able to write for a whole month without skipping a day. It feels great. Thank you for helping me get back to what I really love to do!

Testimonial Note from Griselda Santiago on Sat, Mar 02
1 cup

750 words is the best task master ever! Thank you! Thank you! I wish I had found this site sooner, but flying fingers will make up for lost time, I suspect.

Testimonial Note from Dodo on Sat, Mar 02
1 cup

As much as I loved to write before I discovered this site, I never found the time or the energy. But now that I’ve discovered 750 words, I’m writing all the time. Inspiration comes even when I don’t start out inspired. I’m going to be using this site for a long time, it has definitely made my life better!

Testimonial Note from Claire Richie on Sat, Mar 02
1 cup

Good luck to you all!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Ed Nan on Sat, Mar 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I find myself more motivated to write whenever I am close enough to get a new accomplishment. Right now I am on day 62 and 38 more days to get the next accomplishmet just seems to far away. I don’t want to imagine how bad it is going to be whenever I have to wait 100 days for the pterodactyl badge :S

New Feature Vote from Ed Nan on Sat, Mar 02
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Louisa Hills on Fri, Mar 01
2 cups
Mindset badges

Badges would be awarded for ten days in a row with a positive mindset, certain mindset, thinking mindset etc. If, for instance, someone is usually negative, it can be a real challenge to be positive for ten days. If someone is usually very certain, it could be interesting for them to try and be uncertain for a while.

New Feature Request Note from Louisa Hills on Fri, Mar 01
2 cups

Good luck to all :-)

One Month Challenge Bounty from luimagirio on Fri, Mar 01
1 cup

I’ve been using 750words.com for the last two years, and last month was my first time making it through a monthly challenge, despite numerous attempts to do so. My trick was simple: I followed the directions. Instead of using 750words to meet writing minimums, I used it for morning-time stream of consciousness. Not only was it a great way to keep a record of the past day and what was stirring in my mind, but it helped me clear and focus my thoughts for the rest of the day. It got me back into my writing habit and showed me what could come forward from my imaginative mind if I quit putting constraints on what should be written and instead wrote as quickly as possible. What a great site for promoting the act of writing!

Testimonial Note from M. Kate Allen on Fri, Mar 01
1 cup

750 words has taught me that I can do it.
I waste a lot of time doing inane stuff, browsing the internet, playing games, doing essays, reading- its all boring (bar the reading) and mostly I don;t want to do it. 750 words has taught me that I can put aside an hour of my time a day to do work, to get something done, and not worry about the actual value of what I’m doing. I can write for its own sake, and no one will judge me.
Honestly, the stuff I’ve written hasn’t been very good. I’d say it was a waste of time, and even after a month and a bit I’d still say that; but at least I took away a valuable skill. Hopefully when I’m better I’ll be able to do 750 words a day I’m proud of, or take it somewhere.
I want to do the November Novel challenge later this year, and I hope 750 words, with its simple design, basic colours and flexibility will help me raise my game, even if it goes pay per use.

Testimonial Note from Brian Tyrrell on Fri, Mar 01
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Jojibear on Fri, Mar 01
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Double Down on Charity Note from Jack Seberg on Fri, Mar 01
1 cup

Thanks for keeping me going! I’d been struggling with my daily writing – backsliding – and I’m back in the grove, now. Somehow I need a place to empty my brain of all of the worthless words before I can sit down and really write. Thanks for providing a place for me to store them all. And who knew I used MY so many times … not me!

Testimonial Note from Thing Two on Fri, Mar 01