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

5 cups
Ability to delete past notes

I know this has been requested before, but hasn’t made it to the main “feature vote” notes. I would really like the ability to delete past notes. I find the lingering data inhibiting.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sat, Jun 09
5 cups
Secure server for writing

This, and/or the ability to delete past notes, is something I would be very grateful for.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Jun 09
2 cups

Just reached 100000 words. I’m astounded. Without 750Words, I wouldn’t be averaging at around 1500 words a day. I wouldn’t be getting all these ideas down on paper/laptop at long last. I’d just be sitting around torturing myself and believing I’d never get any of this writing done! But I’m doing it! I’M DOING IT!
This is the best website I’ve ever used. Period.

Testimonial Note from Jodie Fairclough on Sat, Jun 09
1 cup

Now that I am using this site to actually write my novel a few pages at a time, things really are moving along. I am so grateful for this site and all it is doing for me to get some mental peace. Thanks, Buster, for setting up and running this site. I love it.

Testimonial Note from Brian Gardner on Sat, Jun 09
1 cup
Export writings as pdf.

It would be nice to have your writings exported to pdf. The inspiration came from the print button, which creates a nice page of your today’s writings. It would be great if you would be able to export a whole month or even a whole year like this. Afterwards you can for example, print it out easily.

New Feature Request Note from Dennis Swennen on Sat, Jun 09
1 cup

This site is such an inspiration! I have been writing for 9 days in a row when I hadn’t been writing at all. It’s getting me into my niche again, and putting me on a schedule and giving me badges and praise to earn. I love it, and what’s more; I thank you for it!

Testimonial Note from Shawna R. Blake on Sat, Jun 09
1 cup is helping me greet the day with a better frame of mind. When I first started the entries were such a downer. As I reread them I thought, “Who would want to hear such thoughts?” Now I write as if I’m in a coversation with someone I love or care about. The state of mind is significantly better and I’m prepared to face the day with an upbeat attitude.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Jun 08
1 cup

I have been a Morning Pages believer for years. But belief does not always turn into action so I come and go on the pages. Although I want to be an artsy-fartsy kind of guy, I have the soul of an engineer (don’t worry he won’t miss it)(engineer joke, get over it). salves my engineer soul by letting me slice and dice my words, keeps track so I have a count of what I have done in words and days all the while makes me feel that I am working the artsy-fartsy part of my psych. I love being able to brag that I have written tens of thousands of words in the last couple of months. Thanks for helping to integrate my soul ;-)

Testimonial Note from Ray Rogers on Fri, Jun 08
1 cup

Brilliant UI.. i just love that clean white space.. infact i put it on full screen and type away… I wish i could help more, but moneywise, this is all i can do… Would be happy to help with time if you plan/want to take help. python programmer with a little devops experience here

Testimonial Note from anand jeyahar on Fri, Jun 08
6 cups

I made it to 100,000 words and I am so grateful for this space, I had to give something extra. I am a middle school English teacher, so there is nothing closer to my heart than promoting writing skills in young people. Keep up the good work, 826 Seattle, and thanks, Buster, for providing the space for us to write here.

Double Down on Charity Note from Elizabeth Weiden Philipbar on Fri, Jun 08
1 cup

I used to get so distracted when I was writing, but thanks to this site it is getting so much easier. I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo now and not even finding it that hard! I am on day 99 now and I can’t wait to find out what I’ll write during the next 99!

Thanks 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Erin R on Fri, Jun 08
2 cups

Thanks for your efforts to preserve the declining art (and vital professional and life skill) of writing.

Double Down on Charity Note from Leslie Stickler on Thu, Jun 07
1 cup
More text analysis

I’m a qualitative researcher in my (paid) work life, and find the text analytic features really interesting. I would love to know more about how the current analytic tools generate stats from text, and if there are any improvements to increase functionality and accuracy in the future. New analytic tools—perhaps geared towards writing style or patterns—might help writers understand and improve their writing. Thanks for this site!

New Feature Vote from Leslie Stickler on Thu, Jun 07
1 cup

I love this site and appreciate that you have it! Thanks for all you do and go Challenge writers. We can do do this!! We can aspire and inspire! Thank you, very grateful for finding this site through Stephen Paulsen. <3

One Month Challenge Bounty from Beverly White Frederick on Thu, Jun 07
1 cup

750 Words is almost like a meditation to me. I meditate, as well, but combined with 750, I can start each day with a clean slate.

Getting everything out of my head and onto a (web)page is a great exercise that’s helped with my creative thinking and goals.

That, and it’s just a great way to vent. Loving the site and service. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Joshua Johnson on Thu, Jun 07
1 cup

I have been writing on and off on 750 for at least a year and a half now and have loved it every time I have used it consistently. Now that I have been back for 5 days consistently, I can definitely say that I look forward to my writing time each evening. It is also helping me get back into gear with writing my novel. A note to any of you out there who are doing the same: if you want inspiration to strike, write beyond 750 or, even better, beyond 1000. I find some of the most cohesive ideas come out beyond 1000 words. Cheers!

Testimonial Note from Brian Gardner on Thu, Jun 07
10 cups

310 day streak and I finished writing my first proper novel on the weekend. It’s being proofread and edited now. I couldn’t have done it without this site. Fact.

Double Down on Charity Note from Kristie Bradfield on Wed, Jun 06
1 cup

129 Day streak on keep going, and I am learing to use the metadata, I think it is cool. Tx Buster

Testimonial Note from Ana Sofia iS on Wed, Jun 06
2 cups

Yesterday for the first time, I really, really did NOT want to write. Yet, it was the occasion of my 70th consecutive day. So I pressed on. And, just like exercise, I felt better after I was done. Thanks for all the fellow writers out there who inspire me to press on.

Testimonial Note from Crystal Harris on Tue, Jun 05
6 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jun 05
3 cups
being able to indent

it would be nice if you could indent and it stayed even after the entry was saved. after the day ends and the entry closes, the indentations disappear. :)

New Feature Request Note from Sam, Phony on Tue, Jun 05
1 cup
More text analysis

Text analysis for other languages would be cool.

New Feature Vote from Jeroen Tietema on Mon, Jun 04
8 cups

I am in my 128 day streak, and this is for my second round because in 2011, I got to 286 days in a row, and due to a misfortunate day that I did not finish my word before the day ended, I broke my streak. This year I found that if for any reason I will not be able to write there is something I can do to not loose my streak, so I want to continue to thank Buster to help me to get inspired and write every single day. My artistic soul has found a home to inspire my day to day life getting out the feelings that are stuck inside into this site.

Testimonial Note from Ana Sofia iS on Mon, Jun 04
2 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Jun 04
4 cups

Good luck! Even with life constantly getting in the way, I’m sure we can do it!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Mon, Jun 04
2 cups
Improve the writing page

More font styles?

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Jun 04
2 cups
50-day badge

I don’t know what this says about me, but I find the badges to be hugely motivating. But there’s a big gap right now between the 30-day and 100-day badges. Maybe you could add a 50-day (or 60-day) badge in there, to provide some extra motivation?

New Feature Request Note from Bri Lance on Sun, Jun 03
6 cups

I am going through some big changes in my life right now and writing has allowed me to get really clear about some decisions i will be making. I am very grateful for this website as it keeps me on track.
I look forward to writing everyday and before 750 words, it was a big challenge to get started.

Testimonial Note from Leanne Clarkson on Sun, Jun 03
1 cup

I really like this site — when I use it…I started out on a one month challenge about six months ago and said that if I didn’t finish the challenge that I would donate $25 and do the challenge the next month. I didn’t do either and it has been bugging me ever since. This is a chance for me to “come clean” and and clear my conscience. It’s a great site — just wish my ADD would allow me to use it regularly as I’ve got a lot of weight to lose (weight gained because of medical reasons) so I’m torn between getting my exercise in on a regular basis and writing my 750 words…

Testimonial Note from Julie Toth Hicks on Sun, Jun 03
3 cups

Just keep writing. A word after a word after a word. You are worth it. You are valuable. Let your voice be heard even if only in the silence of your own awareness.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Charlotte Henley Babb on Sun, Jun 03