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

David Snodgrass
Kira Sparkles
Shannon Burnette
Bobby Pringle
Cindy Giles
Lawrence Congdon
Mathias Falk
Jennifer Duran
Jonno Horsman
Indigo Wenger
ricola
Yulia Bobrova
Jenny Reed
Lizzie
Catherine McMurdo
Ruhshana
Sean Seefried
Mary Elizabeth Compton
Nazeer Khan
Katy Carpman
Natalie Y Gonzalez
saad malik
Emma Garst
Irene Becker
Kim K Holley
Greg James
Juha Hollanti
Kok Yuan Tang
Jose Andrade
Alex Sweeney
JoAnn Crohn
Kate Maffey
Joshua a Crosby
Alexia Mickens
Wheaton Simis
Eleanor June Rimmer
caroline anderson
captainraz
Meat Bee
DON
Alyson Emiko Kaneshiro
Jim Crosby
Caroline Singleton
Phèdre Clouds
Jasmin Ng
Sarah Kim
Erin Hartley
Mari Maaø Nilssen
lyz
Sam Granger
Amy Penner
Luke Yates
n Sebastian
Lauren Williams
Amy
Pamela Davis
Wendy Foxworth
Deborah Woods
Timothy Hellmann
Laura Halbert
Hannah Collins
Ignazio Castrogiovanni
Joe Lande
mike brennan
d mello
Calvin Harris
Kristian Rasmussen
Joseph James
Alex Ellis
Maya
Zachary Kahn
Sofia Zagzoule
Ryan Anderson
Amy Greenleaf
dorien
Tim Stotz
Jon Bell
Jocelyn A McDonald
Darla Still
Angelica Lim
Avery Barron
Naomi Brown
Simone V
Shannon McDonough
Steve Tannenbaum
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Christin Zenker
Glen Downton
Greenbean O'Clock
Virginia Ramirez
Chella
Oliver Tellnes
Steve Kendall
ars
Melanie Winklosky
Patricia Frank Sher
Sandy Silverman
Erika
Peter Carruthers
Ryan Millar

Notes of inspiration from members

4 cups

So unbelievable, and yet so satisfying. Tonight after my writing my streak is 1550 days and I just passed 2.5 million words written. Not that I’ve manifested anything publishable—yet, but just to have created that kind of output for that long a time is something I could never have accomplished without this site. I’m extremely grateful to Buster and Kellianne. Thank you so much, guys. (Now if my monthly summary would just get straightened out to reflect my streak…)

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Tue, Apr 18
1 cup

After being away from 750 words (but refusing to stop the monthly donations!) for almost 2 years, I started writing again 4 weeks ago. In that time, 750words has helped me deal with new anxieties, write parts of three short stories, sort out my personal priorities (I’m going to move to the City from the SUburbs where I’ve lived my entire life), and in general feel better.

It’s had enough impact that co-workers have spontaneously asked me what’s up in my life, as I seem happier and more productive the past 2 weeks.

Thanks, 750words for helping me get ideas out of my head, and someplace I can use them!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Apr 16
10 cups

I love writing, but I am good at procrastinating. 750 Words is my trick to not procrastinate. :) Maintaining my writing streak on 750 Words is enough to keep me going each day. I don’t get that support from a paper journal or some electronic file. I perceive the badges as kind and personal cheering along the way.
I am thankful to the friend who introduced me to 750 Words back in 2010 and, of course, I am very thankful to Buster and Kellianne for creating this space for “my” personal writing journals. May 750 Words live long and prosper!

Testimonial Note from Karen Mardahl on Sun, Apr 16
2 cups

We all have a touch of genius. That unique perspective which touches our humanity and would encourage so many. But most of the time it’s stuck in our head, afraid to come out, and bless the world with it’s transparent presence. This site helps bring that out and make our world a more authentically confident one at that.

Testimonial Note from Chris Lussier on Sat, Apr 15
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Chris Lussier on Sat, Apr 15
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Chris Lussier on Sat, Apr 15
32 cups

Thank you Kellianne and Buster for this amazing site. I have been an on again/off again writer since 2010! I love this site. It has helped me journal my way through miscarriages, serious illnesses of parents and other loved ones, a new baby, and struggles with anxiety.

It has also been a great motivator for me to achieve some creative writing goals, including winning NANOWRIMO 2016. But when I look at all my output for the last 7 years, I can see other large amounts of work on other stories and novels. At this point in my life, I write for the sake of writing and am not sure I will ever share it with anyone else. But I know that I have done it, and those characters live in my own writing here.

Thank you Kellianne and Buster for also letting me “cheat!” I was 467 days into my writing streak (for those counting, that means my streak started on New Years Day 2016) and an awful bout with the stomach flu caused me to miss writing that day.

A quick note to Kellianne for help and my streak was restored! I made sure to write double (1500 words) the next day, so at least I didn’t feel like I was cheating too much.

So here is my testimonial note and my note of “Thanks” for this fantastic place for writing!

Testimonial Note from Suzanne Wayne on Fri, Apr 14
1 cup

I signed up for 750 Words several years ago, but didn’t stick with it, although on occasion I revisited the site with intentions to do a daily writing practice that never quite happened.. Four months ago I began to develop some mobility problems, and am now in the process of getting a second opinion for ALS. Fifty five days ago, I began to write, and haven’t skipped a day since then. Writing gives me the opportunity to get the fears and worries out without overburdening my family members taking care of me. Writing has been a valuable task during a time when my physical functioning is failing and I am trying to create a structure for my life as it is now. My writing doesn’t look good, and may not be readable but it is helping to keep me together during this uncertain time.

Testimonial Note from Gracie Em on Fri, Apr 14
1 cup

You want to be a writer? Then write every day, they said. Use Word or Evernote, they said. You don’t need to spend money on a subscription, they said. Yeah well, they’re wrong. I look forward to my daily dose of 750 Words. Just realized I was earning badges. Badges? Who cares? As it turns out, I do. Great service, so glad you set it up. Thanks!!

Testimonial Note from Mary Beth Deans on Thu, Apr 13
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Achievement badges are helpful in keeping up with writing or at least they are for me. Especially if you could combine them with your writing statistics.

New Feature Vote from Alice on Wed, Apr 12
1 cup

I learned about morning pages almost 20 years ago. Of course, I stopped doing it 19 and half years ago! Then I decided started writing my first book. It was going OK, but I was having trouble finding my voice. My wife had been an early adopter of 750Words.com, and she shared it with me. After my second day of writing, I noticed a massive difference in the writing for my new book. That is worth $5/month in a heartbeat. Great site, great features! Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Dan Holtz on Wed, Apr 12
10 cups
More badges

I am so happy to be a Space Squirrel! But I notice there are more Space Squirrels than Space Birds writing. It would be great to have some more badges available. For example, you could photoshop a squirrel plus a space bird into one image… or two space squirrels into one image … etc. I volunteer to do Photoshopping myself if you agree with this idea.
Thanks so much for this wonderful 750 words site, whether you take my idea or not.
Betsy

New Feature Request Note from Betsy Devine on Tue, Apr 11
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jason Leigh on Mon, Apr 10
4 cups

I’m back. I never doubted I would be but life sure does get in the way sometimes. Wanted to thank you again for being here. I feel like I’ve come home. Bless you and this great idea for a web site.

Testimonial Note from Diane Brenner on Sun, Apr 09
1 cup

This site has helped me to connect to my heart daily. A safe place to express my emotions and FEEL them without the judgement of others. It has also been a healing tool for cognitive therapy. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Blueislandfan on Fri, Apr 07
1 cup

It hasn’t been exactly a month since I encountered and joined 750 Words but as soon as the free trial period of 30 days almost passes, I didn’t hesitate to join as full-time member. 750 Words has truly made excellent changes, I personally could attest to that. I’m sort of having a quarter life crisis and questioning this and that, having so many thoughts that I can’t actually verbalize and my mood swings and anger management issues feel like beyond redemption that I end up blurting too many words that I don’t actually mean and sometimes even hurt the people around me. But when I started writing, what I did, how I felt, what were I thinking and all the rush of ideas I have, I realized that it was the good kind of release. I swear it can really do wonders, and I’m only here for about a month, what more if I keep doing this for months and even years. I also feel a sense of accomplishment that I’ve completed at least 750 words about my day. I hope that 750 Words continue to support writers or non-writers (just like me), to encourage them and see this as a really good outlet for feelings and thoughts.

Testimonial Note from Charmaine on Thu, Apr 06
1 cup
Better analytics

I’d like to recommend some kind of add a KPI that takes into consideration the fact that sometime people don’t write in a streak. i.e. there are breaks / pauses while writing, could you please add a measure that also provides insight about the “net” writing rate / writing time ?

By net, i meant the time / rate that was actually spent typing v.s. time from first keystroke to last…

New Feature Request Note from Naveh Shetrit on Wed, Apr 05
10 cups
The Galaxy Badge

Any chance of getting a GALAXY BADGE for when you have written 2,000,000 Words (and I just did!!)? The badge would have the Milky Way on it. Because when you have written that many words, the Sky’s the Limit! I would love a new bage!! It’s been a while since there was one to get!! I’m also coming up to writing for 5 years in a row shortly! That would be nice too!! How do we go about getting new badges?? Thanks for this great site! It has been a God-send :) Peace & Love, Holly M <><

New Feature Request Note from Holly White Roddam on Tue, Apr 04
3 cups

I did 750 for 100 days two years ago and I hadn’t even read the Artist’s Way yet, and I just realised yesterday logging in that it’s on the front page, wowza, what an excellent tool. This discipline is everything clears my mind, I’m gunning for making this a daily thing no matter what.

Testimonial Note from Fred Pullin on Tue, Apr 04
3 cups
NaPoWriMo

I think it could be a lot of fun to have a badge for NaPoWriMo as well as the NaNoWriMo, especially since a single day’s worth of writing can be spent writing ideas and collecting different drafts of a piece as well as ticking off the days that we actually write something.

Since it is April, this is fresh on my mind, but I can totally understand how few, or far from everyone would enjoy this. But it could be a lot of fun and another way to get people out of their writing comfort zones, like the monthly challenge.

New Feature Request Note from Madison Rene' on Mon, Apr 03
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Joyo on Mon, Apr 03
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Zac Jelke on Mon, Apr 03
5 cups

My testimonial is to just keep writing, no matter what! I didn’t finish the March challenge, but I promised not to beat myself up about it and just keep writing! Have a great day!

Testimonial Note from jolene on Mon, Apr 03
1 cup
More text analysis

Reading level?
Grammar checker?

New Feature Vote from Luke Bayler on Mon, Apr 03
1 cup
Voice transcription

Yeah I’m sure a long shot, but what about voice transcription? Has this feature been suggested?

New Feature Request Note from Luke Bayler on Mon, Apr 03
1 cup
Changes to subscription charges

I think you should only be charged to use the site if you have used it within the month. I really love 750 words but am not always able to use it every month, and I would be more likely to remain a paying member if I wasn’t charged for months where I haven’t made use of the site. Monthly payments should be triggered upon use. Either that, or there could be the option to renew your subscription each month instead of having an ongoing membership which charges you automatically. Just a thought!

New Feature Request Note from Eleanor on Sun, Apr 02
2 cups

I have a number of issues clouding my mind including bipolar disorder and ptsd. I can’t take medication so I do a number of things for my well being including writing every day. Writing is a powerful form of therapy for me. After 76 days I have managed to write over 125,000 words. Wow. What did I learn as I wrote all those words? I learned that if I slow down and maintain an even pace I can clear my mind and express my thoughts. I also learned that there is (for me) no such thing as writers block: there is only a lack of discipline. If slow down and write at a pace of 30 words a minute I will accumulate over 1,300 words in three quarters of an hour. Sometimes writing can be a struggle, but if you slow down you will not be hindered you will advance.

Whatever your reason is for being here keep at it and don’t stop writing. Peace & love all.

Testimonial Note from Michael Kolton on Sun, Apr 02
1 cup

This site, so simple in aim, has helped me to live up to that essential writer’s mantra: writers write everyday.

Testimonial Note from GPLB on Sun, Apr 02
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Bring back the “entire your subconscious” feature. I loved it so much! Thanks 750words!!

New Feature Vote from Marcia Veldman on Sat, Apr 01
4 cups

This site has helped to make me write more and write better. Without it, it always feels so easy to do nothing at all, and to end up just stagnating for longer and longer. Now I find that I can feel better about myself with every day I manage to finish my 750 words in. Here’s to the next day, the next month… Here’s hoping I can keep this up enough for the Phoenix.

Testimonial Note from Robert Kelly on Sat, Apr 01