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

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Susan Eichhorn Young
Ted Mero
Devon McNaughton
Jenna Cooper
Hannah Smythe
Severan Johnson
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Jean Lyons
Sarah Lewthwaite
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Jack Morrish
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Ryan Ghaida
Josh Kelley
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Notes of inspiration from members

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750 Words has help A LOT during my depression and has helped me use writing as a positive outlet. Thanks for such a helpful site! Can’t wait use it for NaNo 2016!

Testimonial Note from Cassie Leak on Sat, Dec 05
2 cups

This fine app has helped me clear my mind and work through some anxieties. I am hopeful that this habit will stick, although I’m still in the formation stage at this point. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from E. R. on Fri, Dec 04
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Amy Mlinar on Fri, Dec 04
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Save Custom Metadata Prepend

I have a text file which contains my metadata categories that I copy and paste at the head of each entry. It occurred to me it would be awesome if I could save them directly into my settings here and have them automatically populated into (and prepended to) my daily entries. Thanks for the consideration!

New Feature Request Note from Rae on Fri, Dec 04
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Zackariah Rheinstein on Fri, Dec 04
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More badges for accomplishments

More badges! I get inordinate amounts of positive feedback from earning badges for ‘good’ behaviour. More! More!

New Feature Vote from HJ Fantaskis on Thu, Dec 03
1 cup

“Writing is the painting of the voice!”

~Voltaire

Testimonial Note from River Seeks Ocean on Thu, Dec 03
1 cup

I completed my first monthly challenge! 750words has helped me tremendously with my anxiety. I have a habit of writing everyday at night. My anxiety has significantly decreased since I starting writing everyday in mid-October. This is a great site to process your feelings. Your site has helped me so much with my mental health! I hope to become a Flying Squirrel one day!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Dec 03
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Opal Mattila on Wed, Dec 02
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more badges!

I love badges, they’re beautiful. I’d love to have some that connected to the senses data we get, or the emotions. I often end up writing about food and drink and I’d love a (you’ve written about food and drink for 30 days) badge.

New Feature Request Note from Opal Mattila on Wed, Dec 02
1 cup
More badges

I would really like to see more badges. especially if you get over 1000 days

New Feature Request Note from Jacob Sokolov on Wed, Dec 02
1 cup

It’s getting my life back together and helping me become more reflective. I wish I had done it sooner

Testimonial Note from Jacob Sokolov on Wed, Dec 02
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Pictures

I wish we could upload pictures to our entries. I download the entries and I like seeing pretty images on them.

New Feature Request Note from Dionne McBride on Tue, Dec 01
3 cups

I did NaNoWriMo this year, and being able to write on this site really helped. I actually completed 50k words for my novel on November 24! Thanksgiving interrupted my flow, but it’s a new month, so I’ll start again. Thank you for this site. I’m especially grateful to the people who leave all the inspirational notes here. Thanks to Kellianne and Buster for the daily notes as well. It really keeps me on track!

Testimonial Note from Dionne McBride on Tue, Dec 01
3 cups

Thanks to 750 words I undertook and won the Nanowrimo challenge last month. I could never have done it without the daily practice that this site inspires. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Tue, Dec 01
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Sabina Carp on Tue, Dec 01
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A Stat Request

I would like to see an average words per day stat. Keeping it simple too like based on the total number of days you have been a member. I know it’s easy to figure out manually but I thought it might be good to see if it was available as an over stat and perhaps on the monthly view as well. I personally have set my goal to 800 words per day and plan on increasing it gradually so seeing my average words per day could act as a motivator too for those that want to write more.

Thanks!

David

New Feature Request Note from David Page on Tue, Dec 01
1 cup

I’ve written over 17,000 words since joining 750 words last month. Well, officially using my account anyway. That’s 17,000 more words than I would have written had I not joined. Why wait? I’ve been calling myself a writer for years now, but I didn’t feel like one until now. Write every day. It’s that simple!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Dec 01
5 cups

102k for NaNoWriMo. I would never have thought it possible six months ago. But after hitting over 50k a month since June, it was an attainable goal. I seized the day, and let out a mighty yawp of triumph yesterday as I crossed the finish line.

750 Words made it easy to plan my day-to-day goals, tabulate my daily achievements and my overall word count, have yesterday’s words just a click away without cluttering my new thoughts, kept a place where i could flow between breaks at work and when I got home, a space to write to myself when I got stuck… the list goes on! (Also: the little pop-up telling me I’d passed the daily NaNo allotment was a great touch!)

Though I might not have another 100k month for a while, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try and make it a habit. This past month proved I could excel, write decent— if raw— prose, and not get distracted even with a full time job.

The draft is not finished; I still have a whole section to write. I don’t have to tell y’all where I’m going to be drafting it. ;) Thanks again — and here’s to more success for us all in December!

Testimonial Note from ES Wright on Tue, Dec 01
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More badges for accomplishments

I love striving towards achievements! I’m one of those gamers. ;)

New Feature Vote from ES Wright on Tue, Dec 01
1 cup

I love the freedom I feel to just start writing whatever comes to mind, and then eventually veer into something that is also quite useful. 750 words really helped me complete my goals for #AcWriMo for the first time. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Nicholas R. on Tue, Dec 01
1 cup

I have done my words every day this year (pretty much. There were some exceptions.) It feels great. I don’t even sign up for the monthly challenge because one month isn’t a challenge anymore. I finished my NaNoWriMo entirely on here yesterday. I just wrote a reflection on it and steps moving forward. I will do all my reworking in here too. Have a blank page to fill each day is worth coming back to. Thank you for providing this service.

Testimonial Note from Ian A Winship on Tue, Dec 01
21 cups

I’ve enjoyed all these days writing 750 words. But now I’m on to different things. I may come back…not sure yet. Over a year streak of writing has given me the knowledge about myself that I can hang in there for a LONG time. It’s been good for me and helped my writing. THANKS!

Testimonial Note from Carol Factor on Tue, Dec 01
1 cup

I just finished the NaNoWriMo challenge and wrote a first draft of a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. I think my 750 word writing habit made it possible. The interesting thing was that I forgot to paste my daily writing into 750 words most days so my streak went all to hell. But my writing habit did not. Thanks guys for teaching me discipline.

Testimonial Note from Dianna Goodwin on Mon, Nov 30
3 cups

Just had my NaNoWriMo words validated on that site, which felt super. Could never have done it without all the writing I’ve done here. Thanks again Buster and Kellianne. Who else of our tribe won the NaNoWriMo challenge this year?

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Mon, Nov 30
3 cups

I love this site! I’ve been writing for three years nonstop. Well, except for the times when I got married or when I was truly ill. I have a routine. I write every morning. It’s a true brain dump. There’s no organization whatsoever. I just write whatever pops into my head. It’s really helped me to organize my thoughts and work through things. THANKS FOR THIS SITE!

Testimonial Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Sun, Nov 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Ami Khalsa on Sun, Nov 29
1 cup

I’ve been working on a one-person show and I thought for a long time that this writing was “separate” and other but I’ve recently discovered that a) it clears the way and b) I can actually get work done on the script. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Harris on Sun, Nov 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love having a goal, and it is more of an incentive to write.

New Feature Vote from Calypso Minerva on Sat, Nov 28
1 cup

I have always loved writing, but always had a problem sticking to it. This site has helped me begin to look forward to writing. 750 words a day seemed like a writing goal I couldn’t try to reach for every day. But I have found that 750 words aren’t enough to write.

My note is not moving or eloquent in wording. But it’s real.

Testimonial Note from Calypso Minerva on Sat, Nov 28