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

Alexis Romero
Tanya Paul
Scott R. Davis
Eric Chevalier
rhiannon lewis
Maureen S. Doyle
Victoria James
Meghan Ashley Gillespie
Jackee
Jace Lee Colon-Collazo
Patricia Brown
Sylvi King
blujett8
Mariko Pajalahti
Loserbae
Martin O'Connor
Jessica Zalewski
kiran cantare
Robin
Marc F.
Chelsie Johnston
Marc Propes
Matthew Nickoloff
Brad
NIA
Barbara Adams Oliver
Davis Healy
J. B. Winchell
Alex Fanshel
Brian D Smith
Kimberly Horton
Joachim Buarø
Jennifer Bent
Jordan Cazamias
BadWeedsRoam
William Orkins
alhbauer
Alex Bisker
Grace M
Donald Bassett
Trevor Hertrich
carol cressy
Rob Loukotka
Sheila Avelin
Derek Kraus
Maria Augustin
damian golfinopoulos
Dan
mark carter
blorgmorg
Mike Diamond
Mark Lawrence
heather lim
Jessica Tvordi
Henry Tieman
Alec Zopf
Johanna V Thorhallsdottir
Marya Bangee
Karl Ahlrichs
Ben
Anonymon
Kelly L
Kristian Borris Iversen
Shiraz Biggie
Jamie Klein
David Murphy
Alex
Alexandra Villarroel Abrego
Tonya Kropp
Alexsandra McMahan
Dark Kubler
Ruthie
Barbara Orton
Cole Bannick
Reyka Sivao
Colleen Young
Philly Reggie
Ava Brillat
Benjamin Franklin Armstrong III
azmy taha
abbey
Julia Crane
Patricia Young
Hans Seidemann
J BC
Ralph Siemsen
Rebecca Rose
Colin Pee Ryan
Rachel Anne
Jay Ey
Teresa Kramer
Karen Kowalski Singer
Priya Sridhar
Chris Marcil
Benjamin Schapiro
Joe McDonnell
Ashley Frazier
John David Ennion
kate
Kelly Youngberg

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

What a game changer this site and its monthly challenge are for me! I used to write “when I had time” after taking care of the day’s pressing concerns and commitments, but too often that meant no writing at all on any given day. I never seemed to have “extra” time. But now, having accepted the monthly challenge, my first order of business is to write. Wow, what a difference! I get up, have some coffee, and hit the keys. Since my days are pretty full, I may not finish in the morning, but because I am committed to completing the challenge, and because I want the output for books I’m working on, I go back at some point, sometimes after dinner, and finish up. I’m pushing it to 1,000 words, and I find I’m doing great work. Joining 750words.com is a smart thing to do! Thank you for the great resource.

Testimonial Note from Ralph Huntington on Sun, Feb 04
2 cups

I am using this site to make sure that every day I do creative work. I have ideas to write up and the hardest part is putting down the first draft. I know this doesn’t have to be good, because later I will go over it again and edit it, but every day I must write down some new original material. I am currently working on a novel and thanks to 750 words I am putting together a first draft. I am also taking time at other times in the day, to rewrite and fix that story and make it more readable, but the first draft, good or bad, has to be written every day to keep the flow coming and to put out the hundred thousand words that will be whittled down to eighty thousand or so, after many more months of work. This site helps me live up to adage, that is a simple but profound truth, “Writers write.”

Testimonial Note from Dan Spurious on Sun, Feb 04
2 cups
double NaNo Badge

I would really like a Double NaNo badge for writing one hundred thousand words in a month. And it would be really cool if the badges page was updated and some more badges added.

New Feature Request Note from louise carter on Sat, Feb 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Brooke Goedecke on Sat, Feb 03
1 cup

Although the morning “brain dump” has been really good for me, it might not have become a daily habit without the monthly challenge and the chance to earn badges. Writing every day has also inspired me to think about writing creatively again. So, thanks 750words.com!

Testimonial Note from Hannah Berg on Fri, Feb 02
1 cup

This site has kept me focused on thinking about writing at least. I am working on being more consistent. Still working on the perfect month after almost 2 years of membership. I’m hoping February will be my first month of all x’s every day!!!

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Fri, Feb 02
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Good to know about the Double line breaks giving you Paragraphs. I have been writing my new stories here, and then went back only to realize that I could only export one massive paragraph! VERY VERY Frustrating after going to all the trouble of getting things ‘just right’.
Like RH (10thman), I might not mind IF I wasn’t a perfectionist. I can’t just write the words today, and then do MAJOR fixes like that on a story – I would end up RUINING the story – over-thinking, over-editing, never, ever being satisfied. When I just write it the first time, I am usually satisfied to the point that all I really HAVE to do is spell-check and a bit of tweaking to my punctuation (Those damn commas should know where to go all by themselves!) – Which brings up another point – I wish we could have italicized words – as it is I have been using splats to remind me of my intention. Overall I LOVE the site – but it DOES need some tweaking and UPDATING – NaNo badge has not been updated in a couple of years now – isn’t that why we give these people $$money$$. I mean our membership fees – what do they go for if not to update and improve the site???

New Feature Vote from CHRISTINE ANN CURRIE on Fri, Feb 02
1 cup

I just wanted to say again how wonderful 750 words is. We just lost our cat of 10 years, and writing in here has helped me begin to heal. It’s given me a place to express anger, sadness, and acceptance. It’s helped me deal with some of the emotions I wasn’t able to deal with before I added writing to my life (along with specialized treatment and therapy). I can go deep places with 750 words if I need to, get angry and destroy a page, or express happiness and joy. It’s like having a private corner of the world to yourself and I highly recommend it.

Testimonial Note from Sumisu on Fri, Feb 02
1 cup
Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Feb 02
1 cup

It’s really helped with addressing my feelings and thoughts in a healthy way. What I used to do is repress my feelings when I didn’t know what to do and how to handle them. Now I come here and write and vent and usually feel better after having written out my feelings in plain language. – Thanks so much for making 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Evangeline W on Thu, Feb 01
1 cup

I can’t recall if I found 750 words before I read The Artists Way – but the site, community, and care wth which we writers are supported is rather wonderful. I love sneaking a peek to see who completed at the same time as me. I may not read all of the supportive mails, but the fact they arrive is like a little comfort blanket. I was gutted the last time I broke my streak – an Internet glitch meant my text had not committed. I tried to resume but life was tough – now I am back on the rails again, and have my day of the year calendar sorted with day 200 clearly in my sights – and oh the inspiration of those folks who have stayed on track for oh so many days more. You are my invisible friends and thank you for your invisible support – it means the world to me,

Testimonial Note from Patron Pen Gris on Thu, Feb 01
3 cups
Secure server for writing

Having a private space on the Internet that’s yet accessible has been the best part of 750words for me. Not sure what this feature entails (since I hope it’s on a secure server already?) but since the option is here I’ll put some cups towards that :)

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Feb 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The badges keep me really motivated. I like thinking I get a prize for writing. It’s fun. Perhaps for every consecutive month that you succeed in a writing challenge there could be a different badge? And maybe a couple in the middle – every 50 days or so would be nice. I love this site. Thank you for giving me a place to expel all my mental garbage so that I can be positive for the other people around me. It has made me happier. I get rid of all the negative and can be a more sunshiny person as a result. x

New Feature Vote from alison neri on Thu, Feb 01
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from JY Nona on Thu, Feb 01
1 cup
Update Badges -- NaNo 2018, 2019, 2020...

It looks like the available badges haven’t been updated in a while; the NaNo 2015 badge mentions you’ll be doing another one in 2016, which was a while ago. How ‘bout a NaNo 2018 badge? (I also agree with the person that more badges would be good. They’re working really well for me to keep me motivated! Thanks for your consideration.

New Feature Request Note from Tanna on Thu, Feb 01
1 cup

I wasn’t able to fully utilize the free 30 day trial but I was pleased on the days I was able to use the site because it was such a big help for me.

Thank you to the wonderful creators of this site.

Testimonial Note from Noctis L. C. on Tue, Jan 30
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from A. O. Juarez on Mon, Jan 29
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Jan 28
1 cup
Please retain line breaks

I find I often write my musings more like poetry, where I hit ‘enter’ a lot to move to the next line, using the line break as my punctuation, to keep the thoughts flowing more freely.
However, when I come back to read my old entries, all of those line breaks have been removed, and all my previously separate lines are now together, looking like a paragraph, unless I have hit enter twice.

But I didn’t want a paragraph
to hem
to pen
together my words.
Just some spaces
as breaks.
So if you can retain them,
thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Michelle E on Sat, Jan 27
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Tayla Gittins on Sat, Jan 27
1 cup

I started writing “Morning Pages” in a notebook after reading “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron nearly 20 years ago and when I don’t do it, it seems there is a backup of mental clutter that hinders me from writing. When I pore out my thoughts concerning what I need to remember to do or process the dream I’ve had the night before, it clears the fog, so to speak and opens a channel of creativity. I am switching to typing for a season because I believe it will be like doing scales on the piano, signaling my brain that we are getting ready to work.

Testimonial Note from Vanessa VanCleave on Sat, Jan 27
1 cup

Writing daily at 750words became my life’s anchor almost four years ago. It helped me realize I’m a writer that has more discipline than I thought (I’ve missed only five days in that time). As I near 2 million words I must say that no other practice has helped keep me focused on my goals more than this. Writing daily is a game changer. Give it a shot. It worked (and continues to work) for me. Get going.

Testimonial Note from Michael Steven Martin on Fri, Jan 26
6 cups

My last two books have come from my gushings on 750 Words. Presently I’m working on a third. What I do is look for a theme over a six month or year period, transfer them over to a folder on my desktop and revise from there. Thank you Buster and Kellianne for such a wonderful, helpful website.

Testimonial Note from Joseph Sutton on Tue, Jan 23
5 cups

750 words is central to my life. The blank page is my find, It listens to me and takes down everything I type and it does not judge me or try to suggest solutions . It is just there for me. I feel more at home writing, alone, since I am never alone. The endless blankness of th page seem kind and generous to me. It is never bored.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Tue, Jan 23
1 cup
Levels of Cups of Patronage

Hello, there are 4050 members today, and multiplying that by 12 and by 5, it seems there is a profit of around $243,000. Changing it to 4 dollars would mean 194,440, $3 to 145,800. I am asking for varied price range, so that those who can continue to contribute 5 or more can do so, an that there can be options for those with less. Thank you, have a good day.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 22
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Ramona Fowler on Mon, Jan 22
1 cup
Search by stats?

Could the Search feature be expanded to allow us to find all days on which particular stats scores occurred, ie, all my Extrovert days or all my Positive days?

New Feature Request Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Sun, Jan 21
3 cups

Since I’ve come back after my break, I’ve decided to let go of expectations, and take my days as they come, so when yesterday got complicated and exhausting, instead of forcing myself to write, I let go of it and embraced my new egg status. Actually felt good, and here I am today, writing.

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Sun, Jan 21
3 cups

750 words is better and cheaper than a therapist. I cannot even begin to describe how much daily journaling on this site changed my life. I tried to journal regularly many times before, on pen and paper, in Word, on other online platforms, but it never stuck. I am not sure what is different with 750 words, but it just fits me so well.

Writing 750 words daily helped me believe in myself again; if I can commit to this action, I can slowly start improving my life in other areas without giving up.

Testimonial Note from Anna Salt on Sun, Jan 21
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Just realized this already exists—thank you!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Jan 21