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

1 cup

Wow. Since being directed to this site by a blog post three days ago I’ve been a religious user. As I’m trudging through writing a screenplay this has been an excellent resource to help me clear my head and get in the mode to write. Thank you for a wonderful site!

Testimonial Note from Greg Easton on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Casting my vote to further improve the site by adding the ability to italicize, underline, and/or make bold-face fonts. Could we also, perhaps, add a title bar? Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Heather Heck on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

I always feel better after I’ve vented a bit here at 750words. I find this to be a wonderful site for sorting my mind and helping keep my thoughts straight. LOVE the new weather feature too.

Testimonial Note from Heather Heck on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

25 days until 365—one whole year. And determined to get NaNoWriMo badge! This writing alcove has been the best writing coach ever and the achievement part helps me weather the hives over the the clunky parts of the site. So glad 750words is popular—means it will keep being there for me—for all of us!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

I’m using this site for my NaNoWriMo novel, and it really helps clearing your mind and finding flaws and mistakes and things that simply don’t work. It has become my writing diary.

Testimonial Note from Alessia Simoni on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

The One Month Challenge was honestly one of the best things that pushed me to write every day. And on my first try too! I just started in September, and I know that this website is the tool that I needed to get my creative juices flowing. Just give me a few more months, and I think I’ll be on my way to getting a piece of my work published!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jemellee S on Sun, Nov 04
6 cups
A better mobile site

750words seems to have trouble seeing my words when I write on an Android computer. It’d be nice to get credit for all my words and not just the ones the site sees.

New Feature Vote from Aoife Lonergan on Sun, Nov 04
4 cups

I am a professional procrastinator. After reading about 750 words, I felt the challenge would get me started, and was right! I used the two first days to write a short story, then perfected it to send to a call to submissions for an anthology. They picked my story to be included!!! Thank you 750 Words!! Check out Perfect Pumpkin Pie in “The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping”. I never would have written it without your website and inspiration to find time to write.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Laura Hartman on Sun, Nov 04
5 cups
Secure server for writing

Any time now? People have been requesting this for as long as I’ve been here. Heck, you could rig something with Amazon’s secure hosting, if you don’t want to roll your own. (Admittedly, that drives up costs a bit.)

New Feature Vote from Oren Litwin on Sun, Nov 04
2 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Jody Lucas Kulakowski on Sun, Nov 04
1 cup

750 Words has quickly become my favorite place on the Internet. It’s the one site where I can unburden my thoughts and just let it all out without anyone noticing. And even on days when I don’t have anything to write about, I find that making myself write to keep my streak gets my brain going and my ideas flowing for the rest of the day. Thanks, Buster, for the wonderful site!

Testimonial Note from Celina Ecret on Sun, Nov 04
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Celina Ecret on Sun, Nov 04
14 cups
Secure server for writing

I’ve taken to writing my pages, then deleting them if they’re personal. I wish I didn’t have to do that. I’d really like to be able to sunset old pages and be sure that the server was secure.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Nov 03
2 cups

Just passed my 100 days mark last month. I have never been able to keep a regular journal and it has been so wonderful to have this outlet. Thank you so, so, so much.

Testimonial Note from Bethany Sparkle on Sat, Nov 03
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Bethany Sparkle on Sat, Nov 03
3 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Bethany Sparkle on Sat, Nov 03
1 cup
Improve the patronage features
New Feature Vote from Sullena Writer on Sat, Nov 03
1 cup

750.words has helped me write more and by writing daily my thoughts have become more organized and I feel more creative. I think it’s a splendid way to clear your mind and have some writing fun at the same time. u <3 <3

Testimonial Note from Banana on Fri, Nov 02
2 cups

Promoting teaching is a valuable thing, people who are willing to give up their time in the belief that others are their equals or at least have the potential to be. I feel like people who use 750 words probably have this feeling deep down that one day, when we are not so scared – we will show our unfiltered thoughts to the world… to show people we have faith in our equality; our willingness to be closer to one another.
Also, good luck to the NaNoWriMo Warriors, I am with you.

Double Down on Charity Note from Francesca Gaspar on Fri, Nov 02
1 cup

I was using this morning pages strategy before… but this page is so funny and so easy to use… I want to fly long with 750words!

Testimonial Note from Pedro Deltell Colomer on Fri, Nov 02
3 cups

This site is hands down a real eye and heart opener. I was actually able to do my pages every day for the full course of the Artist Way, and now I’m back for more. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from N Silas Munro on Fri, Nov 02
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from N Silas Munro on Fri, Nov 02
5 cups

When I logged on today I wrote my words and then wanted to schedule time off, because I won’t have internet access this weekend. I realised that my patronage had run out and I did not think twice to renew it. 750 words is a powerfull tool, that has helped me in so many ways. Mostly of all it has shown me that I have the willpower to do something for a long time even if I don’t always feel like it. 97 days ago I was two days short of 100 days and forgot to write one day and lost my progress towards my phoenix badge – I was so angry at myself and first and then I realised – it’s not about the badges, it’s about the daily reward you get from writing. I am 3 days short of completing the second 100 days and I hope to see myself reach 365 one day. Thank you, Buster!

Testimonial Note from Franziska on Thu, Nov 01
1 cup

I have created the beneficial habit of writing every morning. I think that writing every day and the repetition of what I am writing is going to effect a great change in my life. It’s never too late to start a second childhood!

Testimonial Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Thu, Nov 01
2 cups

I have been using 750 words for nearly 40 days so far. Initially I thought this was going to be an outlet to clear my head each morning. Around the same time I started writing daily, I also decided to quit chewing tobacco. I know, I know, it is such a nasty habit. One I had hidden for nearly 15 years. I started tracking my cravings and just putting my thoughts down where I could reflect back. I have tried quitting many times over the parts 5 years, and always failed. This has been the easiest time so far. I think it really helps to log your successes. I have also found that establishing golas each morning are helping me hold myself more accountable on the time I waste throughout each day. Who would have known that this tool would end up being so useful. Thank you to Buster and everyone who make this site what it is. It has been awesome to replace on bad habit with a new habit that has been beyond helpful.

Testimonial Note from James Stubblefield on Thu, Nov 01
1 cup

750words will be my NaNoWriMo buddy, and there will be a 750 Badge at the end! Happiness is the first euphoria of NaNo! Hoping almost one year of 750words will keep me going to the Badge!!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Thu, Nov 01
10 cups

Write to live, live to write.

Double Down on Charity Note from Joy Ralph on Thu, Nov 01
1 cup

I never thought I could write consistently, every day, no matter what. My parents were having health issues and I’d spent 9 months providing 24X7 support when I found this site. I’ve written every day since. What a great outlet and support!

Something about logging in, making the commitment to be here every day, and simply writing with no agenda has been inspiring.

I am sure it has been for many others as well.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Larry Prochazka on Thu, Nov 01
1 cup

This cup of patronage is my forfeit for failing the October Challenge. I bet 3 cups for November so here’s hoping that I will complete that one.

Testimonial Note from Kristina Desmond on Thu, Nov 01
1 cup

My 750 Words experience started off as a writing group challenge (the member of the group with the least points by the next meeting bought the first round), but it has improved my writing exponentially, particularly in coming up with ideas and following through with those fragments that never seemed to go anywhere. I can’t recommend it enough (and I’m definitely not buying the first round).

Testimonial Note from Scott J. Wilson on Wed, Oct 31