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

Amanda Allender
Jacob Carlson
Casey Allard
Elizabeth Peacock
Audrey
Isak Tiner
John Fonte
MESolomon
Emily M
JAbel
ERose
Sand Farnia
Kristen A
Pleasant Street
Dawn Gelle
josh sonnier
J Timothy
Victoria Kimmons
Kasia
George Lam
Katherine Mann
Sarah Eadie
annjai
michele kemper
Kat Quatermass
kathy kuzniar
Jen Grogan
Laura Fischer
k daugherty
Joann R
Arja Vasama
Katir Britton
Norvell Hedges
Harry Steer
James
Vasyl Pashko
Tanya T
Scott Blakely
Mollie B.
Meags
Kelsey Savage
Aaron Maier
Matthew Manos
Paperback Writer
Julie Kramer
Nikki Oestreicher
lina castellanos
Adrienne Pieroth
Billy Goat
Benedict Gascoyne
LynnWynn
Mollie Walker
Ajai Raj
Cassietta Jefferson
Jenna
Lisa E Lee
Adisa Kibila
Derek Peterson
Cynthia Johnson
Peter Cacek
Dianne Barrett
Tybie Fitzhugh
JS
Shannon Lucernoni
Rylan Strader
Y
Angela
Emily Jane Love
Michelle Pacione
Rick Tucker
Cynthia D
Simon Wasselin
superclaude
Katie Bowles
Rohan Srinivasan
Anna Gazmarian
Madeline Cook
Melina Abbott
James Liberato
M Quigley
Meghan Tuttle
Mayci Shimon
Joelle Carson
Richard Kleiner
Sunshriek
Stephanie Goh
Elisabeth
Erin T
Anita Bhat
Mikaela Barree
Christine Mullane
Kelsey Strauch
Savannah Brown
Marsha Sherrill
traburn
Nicholas Kemp
Parker
Loretta Zhang
Jasper de Jong
Patricia Livermore

Notes of inspiration from members

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NaNoWriMo 2016?

would love to see a badge for this year’s NaNoWriMo- have been looking forward to it since joining last spring and have noticed that many fellow patrons are asking for new badges. is it going to happen?

New Feature Request Note from Echo Possibilities on Mon, Nov 14
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from A. Nonymous on Sun, Nov 13
1 cup

750 words is a great place for me to journal, brainstorm, and bring clarity to thoughts and ideas. I am so thankful I found this site! Without 750 words I would not be writing nearly as consistently as I am today. Definitely worth $5 a month!

Testimonial Note from Traci Castaneda on Sat, Nov 12
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Hiatus / Time Off

Allow users to schedule time off while retaining their streak – no days would be added to the streak but no days would be missed either. Especially good for people who travel, medical/family emergencies, mental health, etc.

New Feature Request Note from Taylar on Fri, Nov 11
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Taylar on Fri, Nov 11
1 cup
A better mobile site

am not sure about how to schedule time off? am so near five hundred days would hate to have to go back to zero if I miss a day, I may not be able to get logged in the 22nd of November but will be back on the 23rd so wondering if it would be okay if I missed a day but still got the run of days, maybe I shouldn’t worry about it! but it would have been nice to get to five hundred! thanks folks :)

New Feature Vote from Marilyn Jean Hazlett on Thu, Nov 10
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Improve the homepage

The GUI is very basic on this website. It would be nice if it looked better, brighter and was easier to navigate. I don’t like having to input HTML to change the color of my journal pages. It’s truly not easy to figure out this website.

New Feature Vote from Grace Novella on Wed, Nov 09
20 cups

My book of poems, PINK MATTRESS, is for sale on Amazon. It was published by New York Quarterly press.
I am damn proud of it. I hope at least a few of the writers on 750 Words, would buy a copy. Without 750 Words I would not have had the free-space to explore my mind and find my poems. Thank You Buster and Kellianne.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Mon, Nov 07
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Piritta S. Parkkari on Sun, Nov 06
5 cups

Good luck to all the other nanowrimo’s writing in 750wds this month…. we can do this!

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Sun, Nov 06
1 cup

Sanity. A quick piece of stability, an unofficial whisper and first draft of all my writing, before it becomes scrutinised by the all-seeing editor in the dreaded word.
Thank you. Keep pushing.

Testimonial Note from Ellan Aldryc on Sun, Nov 06
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I haven’t gotten any new ones in over a year and I keep trying hard lol!

New Feature Vote from Ellan Aldryc on Sun, Nov 06
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from John Martin on Sun, Nov 06
1 cup

I started using 750 Words as a place to get my thoughts down and it had improved my moods so much. I have learned to enjoy writing every day so much that I am now writing a novel for NaNoWriMo! Thank you to the creators and to all of you trying to keep up your streak, you can do it! Just take a little time out of your day and go.

Testimonial Note from Maya Lee-Lopez on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup

750words.com is a fantastic place to help you stay on track with writing. It has helped me keep motivated and I’m starting to develop the habit of daily writing all at the same time, thanks guys!

Testimonial Note from Sergio Felix on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup
Improve the writing page

More font options.

New Feature Vote from Daniel Berrones on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup

I have enjoyed my daily writing so much! I’m inspired to write first thing in the morning, before I begin my work day. I am sometimes surprised at how this process unlocks so manyideas and tasks that I can complete during my work day. Thank you for providing this space! :)

Testimonial Note from JoAnne Barton on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup
More text analysis

What words am I using, how frequently…am I using “so” as often as I think?

New Feature Vote from Lisa Kuchy on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

I would like to see more variety in what stats I could see.

New Feature Vote from Lisa Kuchy on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup

It’s great to have a place where you can just come and air your thoughts. However, I have a problem. I’m finding that I am becoming more and more easily distracted. I’m 52, almost 53. Maybe it’s natural to experience this at my age. Is ther anyone else out there who has the same thing happening? I think that when I next see my doctor, I should broach the subject with her. I am still young…but I’ve already had 2 strokes (started at 26!), so perhaps this is something residual?

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Bent on Fri, Nov 04
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Alice Dommert on Thu, Nov 03
1 cup

750words is like a friend that listens to you, no matter what. Most of the times that is all I need, someone that listens and while I talk, solutions pop up from nowhere. I use 750words to plan what next, to review the past, to be happy, to be sad and above all, just to be MYSELF. Thank you 750words.

Testimonial Note from Indrajit Datta Chaudhuri on Wed, Nov 02
1 cup

Hey everyone…I’m back!
No..I haven’t been anywhere, but I have been absent from this site for quite a while. It’s good to be back!

When I first started using this site to develop good writing habits, it helped so much. Before long it became routine for me to write every day.

Thanks to the development of that habit, I’ve published 2 ebooks; two fiction stories which would not have been possible to complete without persistent writing habits.

THANKS 750 WORDS!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Bent on Wed, Nov 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Lynn Wiser on Tue, Nov 01
1 cup
NaNoWriMo

I started using 750words to start NaNoWriMo this year and I was pleasantly surprised when it gave me a notification that I’d passed the 1667 word mark for NaNoWriMo. I think it would be cool if we could link our accounts to NaNoWriMo to automatically update our wordcount for the day. And perhaps, at the end, update the entire wordcount for the month when we finish our novel. Not sure how that would work, but it would be great.

New Feature Request Note from Anna Lenau on Tue, Nov 01
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So, it’s NaNoWriMo 2016 and where is the first place I turn? To 750 Words, where I know my work will be safe and easy to find. And the words all nice and counted for me! Thanks for being there, always!

Testimonial Note from Janet Naylor Vandenabeele on Tue, Nov 01
5 cups

Over a year ago (in September) a participant in a spiritual writing workshop told me about his membership in 750 words. He said that it kept him committed to writing on a daily basis. That may have been the most significant thing I took away from that workshop! That night I went home, looked up your website and began my commitment to write every day. You can’t be a wannabe writer forever without doing the work, right?

Years ago I read Julia Cameron’s book and kept up a journal of sorts for a time, but Life got in the way and I put it aside. I’ve used a typewriter for so long that handwriting for me is now a slow and laborious process. Typing my entry for the day makes it so much easier (and faster) to accomplish the task and stay on track. (Well, to be honest, there have been a few slip ups along the way when I forgot to write. I had to suck it up, dust myself off, and start over as the colorless egg.)

Thank you, Buster and Kellianne, for your brilliant idea to launch this website. Thanks, too, for those crazy-fun badges of encouragement. LOVE ’em!

Testimonial Note from B. on Tue, Nov 01
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More badges for accomplishments

I would really love to see some sort of badge for NaNoWriMo!

New Feature Vote from Lisa Peterson on Tue, Nov 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love to be able to write my words from my phone or iPad when I’m traveling or in a meeting and can’t easily have my computer out on a desk.

New Feature Vote from Jordan McBride on Tue, Nov 01
3 cups

No matter what kind of day or mood I’m in, just writing here helps. I can type my cares away and I’m feeling a whole lot better. This is my therapy. It’s also what makes me believe I can be a writer. Maybe someday I’ll publish something, having it performed or something?

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Oct 31