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

5 cups
Change to the saving process

The warning that we get if it’s saving fewer words than the last save — perhaps it could be changed so it only warns if it’s more than 25 words? It is highly disruptive to the writing process when it makes me stop and confirm I want to save over a 1-word discrepancy that’s part of the normal delete-and-use-a-better-word process for some writers.

New Feature Request Note from Alexandra Berryhill on Wed, Feb 01
2 cups

750 Words has done wonders for my writing. I’m getting fluent and expressive: not bad for a scientist type! The really funny thing is, I don’t aim for fluency and expressiveness when I write my 750 words: I merely write words as fast as I can, and concentrate on accurately touch-typing. The results are mostly gibberish, but for the rest of the day I write willingly, easily and well.

Testimonial Note from Niel Malan on Wed, Feb 01
1 cup

It’s hard to believe how effective this site is at keeping me writing. I’m not one to pick up a habit and run with it. For some reason, that silly streak thing is enough incentive. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Testimonial Note from John Carlos on Wed, Feb 01
1 cup

One Month Challege completed! It was my new year’s resolution to write every day, and has been a huge help in accomplishing that. I can honestly say I don’t think I would have made it this far without the site. Having that blue horse on my profile is more motivating than I thought it would be. Here’s to eleven months more!

Testimonial Note from Danielle Stillman-Diederich on Wed, Feb 01
5 cups

I’ve just embarked on February’s Quest for the Blue Horse. This will be a challenging month for me but I want to continue writing 750 words a day, and with all of you to inspire me and the help of this wonderful site, I know I can do it!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Yonmei onIJ on Wed, Feb 01
1 cup

Thank you for 750. The January writing challenge was an amazing experience.

Testimonial Note from Dee H on Wed, Feb 01
1 cup
Writing Prompts

Some days I just cannot figure out what to write about — the well seems like it has run completely dry. Wouldn’t it be great if patrons could contribute to a Writing Prompts page where anyone could turn when they lose inspiration — a list of ideas of things that one could write about, a little something to prime the pump?

New Feature Request Note from Dee H on Wed, Feb 01
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Betsy on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup

Buster, thank you! I am using 750 Words to organize my thoughts, goals, dreams, perceptions of the past, work life, spiritual life, personal life… I lapsed on the challenge this month as my life became chaotic, but I realize that the act of writing here helps me control that chaos.

Here’s to sticking with it all February, through thick or thin!

Testimonial Note from Betsy on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup

This site has helped me regain the discipline I’ve been lacking as a writer. Writing 750 Words every day has helped me find focus, and I now feel like I can go on to finish the second draft of my novel.

Testimonial Note from LA Smith on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I need the motivation AND I beg for the weather to show up on my page as it does on the page of so many folks I follow!! Just not mine! And I want to know how I might ever see my name in the 100 people on the right sidebar!

New Feature Vote from Kay Vreeland on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup

Happy morning having finished January Challenge and drinking promised cappuccino and celebrating with the 35% who are finishing with me! We did it!! We wrote every single day this 31-day month! Let’s keep it going and head into February all fired up to write 750words every day!! Onward!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kay Vreeland on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup

Thank you, Buster. I so much appreciate you doing this. And I can’t believe I wrote at least 750 words every day for the last month! thanks again.

Testimonial Note from AnneS on Tue, Jan 31
10 cups
More text analysis

I love the statistics. Fantastic. Stats stats stats.

New Feature Vote from Shane Fera on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup

I’ve always liked to write, but have struggled to ‘get going’…trying to find the right starting point, the perfect opening sentence. 750 Words has really helped me with this by just making me write! By practicing everyday I have found my ideas flow more freely. Thank You!!!

Testimonial Note from Michele Stankowski on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup

As purely mundane as it seems, I have realized how much time I waste hitting the backspace key. What could I write if I typed more effectively and did not stumble so much and constantly back and fill?

Testimonial Note from Charlotte Henley Babb on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Jerry Wells on Mon, Jan 30
1 cup

750 words helps keep me writing. Amazing what you can get down in just that amount! The email reminders are great!

Testimonial Note from Jackie McG on Mon, Jan 30
1 cup

I fell ill for a few weeks in early January and was struggling to find my writing mojo again to finish my book. I remembered this site and in the past week alone I’ve re-found the impetus to write. I hope I can keep it up. Thanks 750words.

Testimonial Note from Caroline on Mon, Jan 30
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from Emily Ervin on Sun, Jan 29
1 cup

I have been using 750 Words for awhile now and I am truly enjoying it. I am making part of my daily routine, I am using it as my “Morning Pages” (aka Julia Cameron’s – The Artist’s Way) and I love knowing it is helping me to become a better writer!
~Kristine from MA

Testimonial Note from Kristine on Sat, Jan 28
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Nora on Sat, Jan 28
1 cup

I’ve rediscovered my love of writing I had when I was in my twenties and now I’m writing my second novel through this. So far I’m taking it one day at a time on where this will go and what I’ll do with it, if it’ll be a hobby for me or if I want to publish anything. I’m just enjoying the writing process and clearing my mind of thoughts and now imaginative ideas. Feels good to have another outlet.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Jan 28
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Double Down on Charity Note from Jamie on Fri, Jan 27
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from Meredith Mizell on Fri, Jan 27
1 cup

Thank you for providing the space, motivation, and privacy to express myself every day. This is the last daily “journal” I’ll ever buy…looking forward to sending more cups of coffee your way!

Testimonial Note from Angie A. on Fri, Jan 27
2 cups

I was devastated to miss a day of writing so close to the end of the January challenge. It reminded me of the necessity of making good choices about my creative health every day. It also reminded me of my resilience and the importance of climbing right back in the saddle. My penalty for losing the challenge was to give $5 to, which is where this Note of Inspiration is coming from. My other penalty is to give up books for a week, which is going to hurt like hell, but it will probably have some gifts as well. I’ll be back to try again in February!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Alison Gresik on Thu, Jan 26
3 cups

Today I’ve got the double flock, on my 250th day also. I can only say thanks, thanks to Buster for creating this site and thanks to the rest of the anonymous people contributing with your time and words to keep this wonderful thing happen. Happy!!!

Testimonial Note from Jorge Sanz on Thu, Jan 26
5 cups
A better mobile site

Or even better, an Android app.

New Feature Vote from Nora on Thu, Jan 26
3 cups

3 of cups in the tarot: three women dancing and celebrating, clinking their cups in happiness. I raise my cup to you, and all the characters in the developing book also salute you Buster, and all the other writers here! Go forth and multiply!

Testimonial Note from Amy LaBonte on Wed, Jan 25