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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Our Good Members

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Oscar Gilmour
Queen Quinn
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Jennifer Brown
Wilson Cheah
Valerie Low
Nathan Cardon
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Sidharath Chhatani
Tim Trueheart
Hosanna Lettvin
Helen Gordon
Danielle Caldwell
Timothy Harnedy
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J. Bruce
Alorac
Brit Anbacht
Hanno Scholtz
David Aronchick
Austin Wong
Elisabeth
Albith Delgado
Zan Schmo
Deborah Knepler
Cat Faye
Yvette Zavala
Joshua Pevner
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gloria
Vada Nickel
Alison
Amanda Eriksson
Emily Lynne Clare Sheridan
Jason Bourne
Marica Odagaki
Carlos Ortiz
Jason Young
MESolomon
Annette
Conor
Kate Griffin
Chelsea Ann Miller
Cynthia McChesney
LUZ HERRERA
Brenda A. Robles
Verana
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Robin James O'Hara
Steve Miller
Maria Johnson
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Amanda Thompson
Jessica Baird
Rachel Connors
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Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups

Thank You 750 words you have enriched my life I have kind of half journal before starting then stopping then this month I hit my 365 day mark it was cool that i was able to write on this site every day for over a year my next goal is 500 days + today is #GivingTuesday and my 375 day so I thought it was fitting to post this… I look forward to using this site for many years into the future :)

Testimonial Note from CJ Fly on Tue, Nov 28
1 cup

I write as a hobby but had not been able to write anything original in months. Truly a phenomenal case of not only writer’s block but one that was a result of (and contributor to) my depression. Signing up for 750 was supposed to help me with my depression, but trying to fill 750 words a day resulted in me starting to write my stories again. Now that the plug has been pulled, I find that writing drafts of 3 to 4 pages are a snap. I love it!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Nov 28
2 cups

Four years ago, a friend suggested I used 750 words as a form of therapy. I’ve been a fan of the site since then. I’m in my last year of graduate school for writing, and the site has helped me with completing my morning pages. I also like the stats at the end of my word count. I haven’t figure out how I was going to use it for my writing, but I want to collect the nanowrimo badge. This will help me with my thesis.

Testimonial Note from christina marable on Mon, Nov 27
5 cups

I just got my purple winner bar in this years Nanowrimo (third year in a row) and it’s all because of 750words and the habit of daily writing. Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Mon, Nov 27
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

An app with reminders notifications during the day… that would be great !

New Feature Vote from Tangee on Sun, Nov 26
1 cup
More text analysis

Text analysis in French would be amazing ! :)

New Feature Vote from Tangee on Sun, Nov 26
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Em McDermott on Sun, Nov 26
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Autumn Valenti on Sun, Nov 26
1 cup

For a few weeks, I’d been struggling to write the first draft of my latest novel. Then I discovered 750 Words through an infographic about winning NaNoWriMo. So I tried it out.

After five days of using 750 Words, I wrote 3,500 words in my first draft. And then I wrote every day after that. Not only did I end up finishing my first draft, but I wrote an average of 3,750 words a day. And not only did I win NaNoWriMo for the first time, but I won ended up writing 75,000 words — in 10 days.

I attribute my success with writing over the past few weeks to making my time on 750 Words a daily habit. It’s the first thing that I do after my coffee, and it has helped me to clear my head, organize my thoughts, and even break down scenes in my story.

I’m so glad I found it! Thank you for such an awesome website.

Testimonial Note from Adana Washington on Fri, Nov 24
1 cup

This is one App that helped me build the habit I have been longing for. I have been actively sharing it with my friends too.:)

Testimonial Note from saurav mishra on Fri, Nov 24
1 cup

Really great service! Help to clean up the mind)

Testimonial Note from Nadya on Thu, Nov 23
1 cup

This website is wonderful and seriously motivating. I have always been an avid journaler, but I had lost touch in the past couple years due to life events. The idea of simply typing 750 words a day is just the right amount for a stream of consciousness to release. This site has motivated me to find that piece of myself that loves to write again. Thank you for this magical creation!!

Testimonial Note from Katherine Marie on Thu, Nov 23
2 cups
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Nov 20
28 cups

750words is central to my life. I am going to use it to diet. Before i take that snack i will be journaling what i want to eat and why i want to eat. Maybe that would help me knock off 50 pounds of fat.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Sun, Nov 19
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

As we are in the middle of NaNoWriMo, it would be cool to see a monthly tracker (not just November, but any month since a writer can earn it for any 50k in a month) about how close they are getting toward a NaNo badge! I do other writing in my 750 besides just my nano during November, so while i track and update my wordcount through them, it’d be cool to see how much i’m writing besides.

New Feature Vote from Reidun Saxerud on Sat, Nov 18
1 cup

Well, I said if I didn’t succeed in the November challenge I would donate $5.00 LOL. So here I am. I have a feeling this site might make a lot of money off me if I keep holding myself accountable ;-). But in all seriousness, I feel like I would have lost my mind before now if I hadn’t joined this site. I plan to do the December challenge and do my best to succeed. Also I know this will be a great therapeutic tool when my husband goes on deployment next year. It’s helped me be insightful and more introspective of myself. It’s helped me understand some things that I hadn’t been able to understand. I owe a lot to this site.

Testimonial Note from Sumisu on Sat, Nov 18
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Jan Ullmann on Sat, Nov 18
44 cups

I was never able to keep a journal no matter how much I tried which is why I joined up here. My goal has always been to reach 500 days. They say it takes 21 days to establish a habit but I decided 500 days would definitely make sure that I had established the habit. I am five days away from reaching this goal and I am sure that I will achieve what I set out to achieve. I am very grateful for the experience and now that my goal is about to be realized I am going to end my subscription and donate what I have been paying here to the Guide Dogs Association.Thank you 750 words for providing this platform, I could not have done it without you.

Testimonial Note from Mark Baker on Sat, Nov 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Charmaine on Sat, Nov 18
24 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Johnny Marr on Fri, Nov 17
1 cup
Basic mindmapping capability

Allow the option to write topics in a branching tree or interconnected network. I use MindManager for brainstorming and outlining at work and would like a similar but more basic toolset for 750Words. Sometimes I journal in stream of consciousness and sometimes a 2-dimensional map feels more generative.

New Feature Request Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Fri, Nov 17
11 cups

I have always been a creative Starter, plenty of ideas and enthusiastic, eager to take off! New adventures and things to explore! Theen… after a while when the first signs of hard work, discipline and routine kicks in… I turn around a find a new exciting project to start. So for me, now, to have the elusive Space Bird and a total of more than 500.000 words… wow I am so happy and suddenly perseverance is part of my everyday writing sessions. Thank you so much all you lovely writers out there, hang in there, it’ll be worth it. Just do it one word at a time.. Happy writing to you!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Lakey on Thu, Nov 16
12 cups

This has been the best exercise for me ever…thank you for the opportunity to write freely with abandon! It helps me know what I didn’t know before…..things hide in the corners and I am clearing it all out. THANK YOU!

Testimonial Note from Michelle Pacione on Wed, Nov 15
4 cups

Well, after more than 400 days of writing every day, I accidentally broke my streak yesterday. It had to happen, of course, but it’s a little sad. So today I started again – currently a streak of 1 day, which doesn’t sound like much, but it will grow.

I get so much value from the writing I do every day, whether I really do it in the morning, or last thing at night or at random times. Most of my blog posts start as flights of fancy in 750words. The book I’m about to publish (mostly made of those blog posts) has been conceptualized, planned, tracked, and of course mostly written in 750words. The book launch and marketing plan… all done in 750words. And in this year of losing a job, figuring out what to do in my life, and attacking various new ventures and learnings, 750words has been a constant – and will continue to be one, streak or no.

Nils Davis
nilsdavis.com
secretpmhandbook.com (in progress as I write, but soon to be a real website!)

Testimonial Note from Nils Davis on Tue, Nov 14
1 cup

I did the 750 words trial because I figured what do I have to lose? From that first day I definitely wrote more often and made a point of doing so but it really clicked about 2 weeks ago when I started getting streaks- once I am on a streak I make a point to- no matter what- write that day. It’s such a seemingly small thing but it has a huge impact. I happily got a paid membership today and am excited to continue with the site. 10/10 recommend for everyone- even people who don’t think of themselves as writers or who aren’t working on a project. Just setting aside the time to reflect and create has made a bigger impact on me than I even expected going in.

Testimonial Note from Morgan Howell-Singleton on Tue, Nov 14
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Kristine Wylie on Mon, Nov 13
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kristine Wylie on Mon, Nov 13
10 cups
More stats on the Eternity page

Love the stats and would really like to see a tally of actual writing time both on the monthly and eternity page. You give it daily so the numbers are already stored. Thanks for a wonderful site!

New Feature Vote from Alan J Stuart on Mon, Nov 13
5 cups
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Shane Fera on Sun, Nov 12
10 cups
2000-day streak badge

With 215 of us who are currently Flying Squirrels, isn’t it time for another badge? I’m sure that many of my fellow Flying Squirrels have already passed the 2000 day mark. It would be nice to honor them and inspire the rest of us to keep on keeping on. What do you say?

New Feature Request Note from Bhavani on Thu, Nov 09