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

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Kelsey Kennedy
Yvonne D. Hawkins
Joy Ralph
Robin Arenson
Joseph Mayer
Beth Clauss
Hannah Peterson
Liz Hassall
Bryhanna Waller
John Smallios
Kateryna
Sandy Lawson
Marcin Lejman
Bruce Harpham
Mollie
Bailey Brewer
Jenny
Heather Gregorich
Rhea N Russell
Natalie Wright
David Kincaid
Thamiris Nunes
Em
Antonio Rengel
Melisa
Ana Teixeira
Karen Lynch
Seth Rosenberg
LHB
Mike Morgan
Kiara Fuentes
Amy Jo Harris
Deep Thought
Marguerite Bellangue
Dear John
Dal
Brian Taylor
David Dault
Ben Kenobii Sahle
Leslie Morales
Kent Mogstad
Ashley Steed
Molly Alice
Michmich
Michelle B. Griffin
Jessica Terry
Violettine
Diyana Sundari
Ani D'Ambrosio
CC
Kimberly Phelps
Andrea Shaw
Double D
Shannan Garcia
salima hamirani
Naveh Shetrit
Atticus Harris
Emma
Violette Ferrand
Miranda Bruce-Mitford
sankarshan
Christian Jones
C. Anne Tipton
Adam Wilson
Grace Kreger
James Milner-Smyth
Alicia
Daphne Villatoro
Kim L
Isaac
javi
Thomas
Alexandria Hawes
Audrey
Julian Deane
Natalie L
Ashleigh Gauch
Jeff Arcuri
Ellen Keiter
Ken Reppart
Courtney Michele Fuller
Alyse
Sophie
Fred Faraday
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Jennifer MacLure
ptom
Erica Lynn Day
Rudy
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Jeffrey Smith
Rich Pollock
Ben Macdonell
Liz Fuller
Jess Rimington
Ana Maria Allessi
Jasmin Rohman
Katherine Liu
Morwhenna Woolcock

Notes of inspiration from members

9 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from dragonfly on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Something that syncs well and is just as simple as the online site please :)

New Feature Vote from dragonfly on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup
Mobile App

Sometimes I just want to type it out in a mobile app since I don’t always carry a computer with me.

New Feature Request Note from Nadia Shaw on Wed, Aug 30
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I think the badge for 750 days would be very appropriate.
It would coincide with the naming of this resource and be a good milestone for those who wander in the badgeless desert between 500 and 1000 days… ))

New Feature Vote from Geniyat Issin on Tue, Aug 29
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Improve ease of use

New Feature Vote from Marc Theriot on Tue, Aug 29
15 cups

I found this site through the Freelance Writing site.

750Words is exactly the place I needed to shake off the regimen of writing for money, to re-establish writing every day. I used Morning Pages off and on for many years, but this site is the best place for me. In fact, coming here is the first thing I do every morning, and my days are better for it.

This is a uncomplicated place to write and then receive feedback about that writing. I just quit a gamified habit building site because it is very complicated, requires a lot time to maintain, and just was not engaging.

I am approaching a full year of writing every day; I look forward to writing every day for a long, long, time.

Thank you, Buster and Kelliiane, your work has enriched my life.

Testimonial Note from marcia shannon on Tue, Aug 29
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I almost always have my iPad with me and usually use it for writing. I NEED an iPad App – definitely.

New Feature Vote from Reiner Knudsen on Mon, Aug 28
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’d love to see some extensions of existing badges: more badges for consecutive entries under 20 minutes, for writing at morning/night, etc. I’m (kind of sadly) motivated by that kind of thing and it would provide a little extra oomph during the long droughts between 30 and 100 entries, etc.

New Feature Vote from Chris L on Sun, Aug 27
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I’d like to be able to set up separate multiple projects.

New Feature Vote from Simon Brauner-Cave on Sun, Aug 27
1 cup

Out of the blue, I receive the notification that I got the badge for 250,000 words – Wow, I never thought I had written so much! I’m really happy and plan to keep on writing as long as I can.

Testimonial Note from Diego Zamboni on Sat, Aug 26
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I don’t know about the rest of you but I really love the badges. I didn’t get many gold stars in school so this is like a do over for me. I am shooting for the Nano badge this month with only 7 more days to reach 50,000. I am going to get there. It is so therapeutic for me to get all my stuff out and know that it is safe and I can return to it whenever I need to. This site is the best thing that has happened to me in a while. It sure beats going to see a shrink. LOL Hope all of you writers find the joy that I have. Really, really love the badges. Happy writing everyone.

New Feature Vote from Dee Bostic on Fri, Aug 25
21 cups

My best friend had a bit of an emotional crisis this week, so decency compelled me to give up my 22 day streak and call her. Back to the egg I go, and the Albatross was within my grasp…heavy sigh. Who knows if I will ever nab that squirrel?

I am unspeakably grateful for 750Words, though. Since graduating with my undergrad degree in Creative Writing, I have struggled and struggled to build and maintain a daily writing habit with minimal success. I am just one of those people who needs a shove every day, or a million other little things will find their way between me and my words. This site has been that shove for me for almost two years now – in a gentle, encouraging way.

With the help of 750Words, I’m setting a goal to have the rough draft of my current fiction project done by the end of May next year – and also to bag the Phoenix by that time! Thank you. Thank you so much. I would be so lost without this little sanctuary… and would probably still be struggling to even start a novel, let alone write through to the end.

Testimonial Note from Amy Roth on Wed, Aug 23
1 cup

I first discovered the morning pages when I picked up a copy of The Artist’s Way almost twenty years ago. That book had a profound effect on me, and i adopted the practice of the morning pages for secret years. But like so many other things, it faded from my life over time as responsibilities and other details came and went. I was therefore very pleased to discover this website a month ago, as recommended by a friend The last 30 days have been only a pure delight to begin my day with some writing, and a part of me feels very blessed and thankful that I have returned to the morning pages. Thank you to Buster and Kellianne for creating and maintaining this wonderful gift of a website.

Testimonial Note from Sean Boynton on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Have descriptions of the different emotional stats when you reach the 750 words goal.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup

I love it here. Thanks so much for creating this space and for making it a safe and caring environment.

Testimonial Note from SLA on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup

This has allowed me to complete a task daily that not only benefits my writing skills but allows me to complete a task (although small) and feel like I’ve accomplished something.

Testimonial Note from Darryl Kaneyuki on Sun, Aug 20
10 cups
More stats on the Eternity page

I would love to know what my longest streak is. I was somewhere in the 130’s and realized that I missed a day this week and now am not sure just how long my streak was before I broke it. I know I could count the days, but that would be tedious…

New Feature Vote from Caroline Qureshi on Sat, Aug 19
1 cup
Less email notifications

As someone who values an empty inbox, I don’t need a reminder email to tell me when I HAVE completed my words – just when I haven’t!

New Feature Request Note from William N. Owain on Sat, Aug 19
1 cup

perfect

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Aug 19
2 cups

750 Words is the first time in my life I’ve been able to consistently journal on a daily basis. It now feels as necessary and helpful as exercising and eating vegetables. Something about 750 Words just works in a way that my 20 years of previous attempts haven’t.

Testimonial Note from martha hipley on Fri, Aug 18
1 cup
More text analysis

Mostly, I’m too busy dumping my thoughts to care about the text analysis anymore, but sometimes I like to see how accurate or inaccurate my analysis is. Sure, let’s see how you can improve upon this? Make it more accurate.

New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Thu, Aug 17
1 cup
Mobile version or app

I’d love to be able to write on my phone. I don’t think it needs to be very fancy, just word count and connected to my account.

New Feature Request Note from Katherine Repage on Wed, Aug 16
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Hurley on Tue, Aug 15
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Tue, Aug 15
5 cups
Quick 1 time access

This is more of a membership feature. Instead of a monthly subscription, can I get temp access for a week that expires – and may be pay $2 only. The thing is I use 750 words once in a while and it is very critical in those times that I write out to help the jumble of thoughts in my own head fade away. It is like a therapy session I need rarely. But having temp access is super useful!

New Feature Request Note from Tracer Bullet on Thu, Aug 10
10 cups
More text analysis

I love how minimalist the site is. Regardless of so many suggestions, if there’s any design changes to this marvellous site, there’ll be an uproar about it. In the words of Nat King Cole, “Stay as sweet as you are”!

New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Aug 05
1 cup
Would love an app version of this!
New Feature Request Note from Dominique Guerra on Sat, Aug 05