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

Winnie
Robbie Watt
Casper Reaves
Stephanie M Anderson
Stepan
Richard Vance
renida
Cozen
Melissa Treglia
Diane Shew
Danielle Hubbard
Emily Troy
Nadia
Kuan Peng
Jo Hornsey
Hueina Su
Christine Ellison
Marcus Bradshaw
Tracie Giesbrecht
Susanna Campbell
Pamela Gwynne Cobbs
Jennifer Jones
Jordan Rowland
Liz Rosenblum
Brian Fitzpatrick
xandeross
Lapis Xicaldo
CDH
Hidetsugu Tanaka
Kelly Ramsey
Tina Weatherall
Laura B
Julie Lathan
Ben Klein
Neha Gaddam
Lagaz
David Barnes
Marc Pariser
Elizabeth Merchant
Casey Hamilton
David Aceves
Bart Warrot
Maureen Ross Gemme
Kat S.
Christa Bartlett
S K
Peter Ross
Henry Johnson
Danara Schürmann
julia porter
NA
Nina Keener
Claire Biggs
Addison
Caris Miller
Maggie Ahrenbach
Riva-Melissa Tez
Tom Kerwin
Josefina Danice Evangelista Manuel
Jonathan Fuentes
Mike Migdall
Kelly Peters
Jordan Cazamias
Nancy Norris
Sally Ashlock
Shannon Brown
Anastasia Lewis
Devorah Buzil
Rebecca Elwing
Lynne O'Higgins
Kimber Lockhart
Antoine Verdon
alithea seemann
Kathleen Divita
Jason Graham-Nye
Jennifer
Angelina Sisi Xia
Lu Mueller-Kaul
Rebecca Steinbichler
Kayleigh Johns
Julian Weisser
JOSEPH RODINI
Tagaziel Iurien
palomita
Io Sarah McNaughton
Rob Steinberger
Slava
Willena Flewelling
Karen Gardineer
Zoë Tangara
Ali Nicole
Sandstrom Tj
John Minnick
Matthew R
Marie E Smith
Mailande Moran
Lee W. Turner
Veronica Montes
Cole Hershkowitz
Caitie

Notes of inspiration from members

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 Thu, Nov 03
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 Thu, Nov 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Lynn Wiser on Wed, Nov 02
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 Wed, Nov 02
1 cup

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 Wed, Nov 02
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 Wed, Nov 02
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

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

New Feature Vote from Lisa Peterson on Wed, Nov 02
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 Wed, Nov 02
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 Tue, Nov 01
7 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Tue, Nov 01
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jordan Page on Mon, Oct 31
1 cup

750 Words has allowed me to get to work on a project I’ve sat on for a long time. Here’s to another month!

Testimonial Note from Kurt T. Strom on Mon, Oct 31
1 cup
Ability To Mark Important Entries

Hello and thank you for this wonderful website! I don’t know if anyone else has ever made this request. If a particular day’s entry has important information or ideas that I might like to come back to in the future, it would be nice to somehow mark that day’s entry as important. Perhaps a button on the data page that says “Mark this Entry” and then in the archive that date could either have an asterisk next to it or the date could show up in a different color, so the writer knows there was something deemed important written in that entry, and would save the writer having to rifle through a months worth of dates to find a particular entry. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this idea. And thank you again for this wonderful website.

New Feature Request Note from Amrita on Sun, Oct 30
1 cup
Mulligans

I didn’t get my 1:30 self care routine complete this morning of which my 750words makes up 25-30 minutes. I do remember at lunch time so I jot something down, but have to get back to work so I stop part way through. I go through my day and wake up the next morning to see that dreaded FORWARD SLASH in yesterday’s rectangle. “How could I forget to complete my entry??? UGGHHH!!!”

My new feature is to allow patrons who participate in the challenges to purchase a set of mulligans. Just like in a golf tournament, these mulligans would allow the patron to go back and complete a partially completed entry. The mulligan had to be used within 24 hours. 1 mulligan for partial entries, 2 mulligans for no entry. $20 for 3; $30 for 5. They cannot be rolled over to the next month.

New Feature Request Note from Wayne Burrell on Sat, Oct 29
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Davoud Ratsgou on Sat, Oct 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I would love to see more badges, regardless of what they are for. More incentive will keep me writing (and donating) regularly!

New Feature Vote from Stephanie on Fri, Oct 28
2 cups

I was a member way back when, and used this regularly. And then, for some reason I don’t recall, I stopped using it. I came back a few days, and am grateful it is still around. The little badges encourage me, the fact that I can type things out quickly (instead of writing, which is what I’ve been doing the past 2-3 years) fits where I am right now in my life.

Onward.

Testimonial Note from Stephanie on Fri, Oct 28
1 cup
Choose your own word count

I am practicing for National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO), and I am writing around 1700 words per day. I love seeing the green box telling me I’ve done it, but I’d love another box that shows up at my chosen word count – or if technically that’s a challenge – perhaps it could be a NANO count which is 1,667 per day :)

New Feature Request Note from Nancy Grossman on Fri, Oct 28
1 cup
Forum

Hey I’m not sure if this exists or not, but it would be cool to be able to talk to some of the other people here.

I think this would be a cool way to network with other writers and who knows?

Maybe you’ll make a friend or a business partner. This could work like a regular forum/chat room where they’re segmented up by like sci-fi writing, relationship stuff, etc.

Just a thought.

Thank you,

-Phil

New Feature Request Note from Phillip Lopez on Thu, Oct 27
1 cup

My husband passed away suddenly 7 weeks ago today. I use 750words to write to him. I find if I word vomit early in the morning it helps me get through the rest of the day. I’m thankful to have stumbled on this site. I like that I can write from any device (mostly my phone), anywhere and I don’t have to worry about losing what I write, which up until now I was doing. Writing helps me remember.

Testimonial Note from KellyAnn on Tue, Oct 25
1 cup

Well, hello, umm, I’ve returned to the site after eight long months of abscence and now I feel like I’ve finally arrived at home. As if I’ve returned to an old friend and stayed the night in a guest room up in the attic, where it’s calm and quiet, where is a hatch above my head and I can see shooting stars from there. These stars are nothing less, but an inspiration to make the first decisive step after being knocked down.
For the last few weeks I was literally dead, with no interest in life, love or any activity i like. This included writing. I simply could not force myself to make a damn line. I was desperate, frustrated, out of fuel to burn bright as usual. But today it all changed. I felt better and suddenly come to decision to go back to the site, pledge some money and have this as a motivation to completely break through my depression. And I did it! I’ve accomplished 800 words in an hour, AND finally have recieved pleasure from doing it! It feels awesome to be the old good positive me and I hope, the more days I will spend writing my words, the better my mood will become. Thank you for this opportunity.

Testimonial Note from Die Nachtigall on Tue, Oct 25
1 cup

A great site! Very encouraging! Seeing other members will help and inspire me to get into the good habit of doing the morning pages (750 words). Thank you

Testimonial Note from Katharine Brett-Lunn on Mon, Oct 24
1 cup
add another badge in between 100,000 word one and pterodactyl one.
New Feature Request Note from Patricia O'Leary on Sat, Oct 22
1 cup

This morn I’m back after a silence of around 6 weeks. Feels good to do as Keats said and glean those things from my “teaming” brain. Maybe in Nov. I’ll actually make it on to “the wall of amazingness.” Guess it is worth a try. I am truly glad 750 words is here for me to put out whatever words of each day come.

Testimonial Note from Patricia O'Leary on Sat, Oct 22
1 cup

This site is the best ever. I have always intended to do a journal but always allowed something to keep me from it. This site is easy to use ANYWHERE. I love that I can go back and read previous entries. It also allows me to clear my head on those days when things aren’t going well. I will be doing this for a while. So glad I found you.

Testimonial Note from Dee Bostic on Fri, Oct 21
1 cup
forced ssl connection

It is good to be back on 750words again after once being a phoenix in 2010. The one thing I am still missing after all those years is being able to write my 750 words in a secure way. I just noticed that https is indeed supported. Maybe it is a good thing to force users to the https site. That way you are always writing secure.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Fri, Oct 21
5 cups

I highly recommend 750words.com. It made me write daily for almost 2 years with 95% consistency. I’ve never adopted any other habit so quickly!

Testimonial Note from Michal on Thu, Oct 20
1 cup

750 words has been great at kick starting my creativity. It is the first thing I do every morning and gets my day off to a great start, even when the writing has nothing to do with the rest of the projects I’ll be working on that day.

Testimonial Note from Jim Zarling on Thu, Oct 20
12 cups

I’ve been away for over a month for a variety of reasons. I kept missing days, even days where I’d written things: I was forgetting to paste my words in from GoogleDocs. So, instead of requesting a fix in my streak every two weeks, I thought I’d take a break instead.

And what do you know: I wasn’t writing at the same pace as I used to. I wasn’t writing at all, most days. Just fits and spurts, here and there. I’m getting winded before I hit 1k.

I’m nearly at my one-year anniversary of NaNo15, where I wrote a total of 102k in a single month of prose, and I’m not in any shape to try and do that again. So, I knew I had to come back.

I’ve decided to use all my cups for this note, and signed the contract to write every day in November. I miss the magic of feeling accomplished every day no matter where I am or what I’m up to, because it helps my mood and helps me feel like I can be a Real Writer™. Thanks for being an easy place to come back to, 750. :) Here’s to getting back in shape for the marathon that is NaNoWriMo!

Testimonial Note from ES Wright on Wed, Oct 19
1 cup
security

need encryption and stronger security (this is the feature of penzu that i liked) .

New Feature Request Note from Gray Clark on Wed, Oct 19