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

Shawn Meade
Terri Forman
Caitlin Fitz Gerald
Abby Wambaugh
Jonathan Coia
TiffanyNicole
Kimberly Maria Grainger
Brad James
Dori Melton
Alon Bar
Jai King-Clare
Laura Waters
Kara Salmanson
Nehemiah
John DeVoist
Kitty Torres
Miles Griffis
Sonja S
Greta Kahle
Erica B
Cathlin Noonan
Elisabeth Cederstrøm
dk
martine
George Thomas
Declan Hier Harron
carly chevalier
Ben Strackany
James Kell
Bronwen Hyde
Caitlin Aamodt
Megan Gauglitz
Danielle Perez
Jeanette Sonner
Callie Dixon
OLOnline
Michelle Jones
Madelyn Freed
Saffron Gamble
Joanne R. Bongiorno
Yuli Ban
Kyle Putnam
Rebecca Steinhoff
Eva
Kira Sparkles
Derek Kraus
Laura Deter
Glen Downton
Cass Adair
GPLB
Isaac Aggrey
Arthur HP
CJH
Jennifer Thompson
maddiemaia
James Franks
Kelly Salzo
Rachel J
Kenny Kane
A Bstn
Philip Branning
Jean
Jennifer Glick
amy
Linda Taylor
Elena
Kelly Washburn
Heff
H. C. Born
Dave Tschanz
Kristin Berg
David Schwartz
Herb Caldwell
Nicholas Berenato
Belle
Michele Gutierrez
Rischae tolentino
John Tato
Anand Jacob
Michael
Lyudmila
Linda Chen
Eleni Sauvageau
Tippa Weed
Ann Huo
Ginette Saimprevil
Rebecca Henderson
Aditi Joshi
Ema Scheidel
Kelly Schiff
Kristina Mohn
Laura
Andrea
Kayley Bryson
Tyler Sax
Karoline Philipsson
Layla Saad
Sherri Reneau
Mollee
Alex B Pannavaro

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I used 750 Words very sporadically in the beginning—tried it when I was going through The Artist’s Way, but found that handwriting was more meaningful then. I started & stopped many times since then; started up again last fall, and recently got the Pegasus badge for 365 days. I write whatever comes into my mind—total brain dump, usually in the evening. I think it’s helped tame my anxiety.

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Fri, Oct 14
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Michal on Fri, Oct 14
1 cup

Thanks for the simplicity and ad-free experience, 750words. And thanks to the other patrons for sharing their enthusiasm for writing.

Testimonial Note from Charlotte on Thu, Oct 13
1 cup

I love what this site has done for my life: it gives me clarity, allows me to name what I feel, gives me a place where I can play, where I can be myself without anyone to judge me. I feel so much better after I write. Keep writing everybody, just keep writing!! :)

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Oct 13
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I think if you break your streak which sometimes happens to be able to build up a little stack of badges as you go through them again would be good.

New Feature Vote from Kirsti on Thu, Oct 13
2 cups

I am so grateful for this site. I can’t wait to log on and write each day. I write things I can’t say aloud to anyone and it helps me work out my problems and frustrations.

Testimonial Note from Mary Senior on Wed, Oct 12
69 cups

Best birthday present ever. Thank you for being a place of hope and miracles, where I can write myself into a rare sense of peace.

Testimonial Note from Joy Ralph on Tue, Oct 11
1 cup
Bold.Italics, and Underline, and Paragraph spacing

We could have bold, italics and underlining for words and phrases we want to put into our entries. The paragraph spacing could be lines drawn between paragraphs.

New Feature Request Note from Danielle Pitter on Tue, Oct 11
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Tue, Oct 11
1 cup
Offline Capability/Syncing

I would love a way to have an app or some way to have offline features. Most of the time I am writing my 750words in a Google Doc, so that I can post it later. (I write during my commute and I am underground the whole time). However, I would forget to post it, and I lose my streak.

I really there will be someone to step up and develop this so people like me can continue with their streak.

New Feature Request Note from Jemellee S on Tue, Oct 11
1 cup

Writing everyday has done me wonders. After I let go from trying to edit and censor myself, I saw how much I improved. I went from 40-50 wpm to 60. Over the last week I saw myself improving further! Today I reached 68 wpm. My entries have gone from 15-20 minutes to reach 750 words to 11 minutes. And it’s all thanks to 750 words. I cannot be thankful enough. It’s given me a place to push forward. I love it all the more for helping me have a place to write, to dump my thoughts, to practice, and to use whenever I need it.

Thanks for everything!

Testimonial Note from S.Win on Thu, Oct 06
1 cup
Free Miss Day

You can use 1 cup per month as your Free Miss Day so if you are participating in the month long challenge and miss a day you can continue on.

New Feature Request Note from Josephine Kay on Thu, Oct 06
1 cup

I just got my early bird badge. This shows me how much I’ve changed in my life this last month to turn things around in order to do what I need to be healthier and happier. This includes writing 750 at day at least. I stopped writing here for a while because I forgot how much it helps me. I’m really grateful to continually have this tool to write and can’t wait till I hit 250,000 words! Thanks for keeping 750 Words alive!

Testimonial Note from Angela Gunn on Thu, Oct 06
1 cup

I had a period of time where I was quite inspired. Things changed, and since I knew my writing would become sparse, I donated in hopes that my account would stay active. My donation was received, my information is irretrievable, my account is now dead. But have hope writers! This site can be a step toward inspiration! I can say truly that the time I have spent writing here has helped me think and write differently. Kudos to the creators:)

Testimonial Note from jesse on Wed, Oct 05
1 cup

I’ve tried to write every day. I’ve tried a journal 1000 times, but for some reason 750 words works for me. This has been a tough, tough year and writing down my thoughts has helped me sort through them, make sense of some things, and work through my issues. I hope to eventually lean to more creative writing but for now even if I don’t write every day, I always think about what I will write.

Testimonial Note from Stephen Kenneth on Wed, Oct 05
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Maggie Moon on Wed, Oct 05
30 cups

I have found that a good therapist provides a space where you can be yourself, that true healing doesn’t come from being told what to think but from learning how to think for yourself. And digging deep into the subconscious is where this healing takes place. Thank you 750words for helping me dig. What allowed me to double-down on the depth was a coloring book I created (tylerastevens.com). Happy diving!

Testimonial Note from Tyler A. Stevens on Wed, Oct 05
1 cup

Day One – Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 03
1 cup
Wall of Resilience instead of Wall of Shame

Shaming is counterproductive to having someone get back in the saddle and try again. I vote for a change of name for the “Wall of Shame” when people fail to meet challenges. Mistakes increase awareness and if viewed in a good like can propel us forward. So I’m for naming the wall something that gives more of a positive incentive to keep trying and to never quit!

New Feature Request Note from Sean MaryHelen Johnson on Mon, Oct 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Some have recommended being able to re-earn badges or having them stack like poker chips. But new badges would be cool too. I like completing challenges.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 03
1 cup
Improve the homepage

I would love a BADGE button to click on – not only to see all of the badges a person has, but those you can collect – and how to collect them! :-)

I love the badges idea – your little icons are pretty cool for them. I absolutely LOVE this site!!

New Feature Vote from Angela Kolp on Mon, Oct 03
1 cup
a histrogram of cumulative word count for the month

I took part in Camp NaNoMoWri in July. I found that the monthly word count total of 50,000 words to a motivating goal. The website provided a paired bar graph of the number of words written so far that month and the number of words needed to be written to be on track to achieve the goal for the month.
It would be great to have a similar plot on the stats page. It would be even more useful if the user could enter a word total for the month. I was so inspired by my experience in July that I made a similar paired bar graph in an Excel spreadsheet. I passed 50,000 words in July, fell short by several thousand words in August, and just crossed the threshold in September. I am setting my daily goal in October a little higher so that I cross the 50,000 word mark l before the end of the month and any unforeseen interruptions.

New Feature Request Note from Blaine Mooers on Mon, Oct 03
1 cup

Dang it, I just broke my streak! I almost had 100 days. Oh well. I’m still back for more, though. I started 750 words because I remember loving to write as a child. Then I got self-conscious and my writing suffered. I can write whatever I want on this site, and so I just let the words flow. Thank you for creating this website. I am motivated to write, and have become so much more creative.

Testimonial Note from Alex Morgan Madison on Sun, Oct 02
1 cup

I absolutely love this site! Nothing could get me back on track to finish my book but 750words is doing it with no problem!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Oct 02
1 cup
Secure server for writing

SSL is really cheap and easy to install. Some hosts are even giving them away for free. If you need any advice, I’m a techie guy by day (for my sins). Thanks for the awesome platform anyway. Proud to now be a member.

New Feature Vote from Jon Jackson on Sun, Oct 02
1 cup

Every group or virtual friend that is looking to write a book or feel stuck or having a hard time to focus on written I’m recommending the 750 words. The challenge is a must because made me be committed and focus + plus the plain white screen, is a must have to write !

Testimonial Note from MARGOT GOBETTI on Sun, Oct 02
5 cups

Thank you for being here.

Testimonial Note from amber dawn pullin on Sat, Oct 01
5 cups

About a decade ago I was introduced to the Artist’s Way and morning pages, and I was so scared by the idea of meeting my shadow and exploring my mind at this level of intimacy that I put the book away for about 5 years. Fast forward in life, I attended a writing retreat and the subject came up, and I thought “I own that book; I should read it.” The speaker at this event also was an early member of 750 words, and he raved about this as the idea place for writing his pages. So I am writing this note to say thanks to that presenter (name long forgotten) for introducing me to this priceless tool that has become one of my favorite rituals. For one thing, I met myself hear in these pages. So many great ideas and solutions have come through me as a result of this practice. I am equally grateful to all those who have a part in maintaining its existence. As I turned 50 this year, I returned to 750 words and morning pages with a vengeance and a level of commitment that has surpassed even my own expectations. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

Testimonial Note from Crystal Harris on Sat, Oct 01
1 cup
Average Words Per Day

On the This Month page, there would be an additional line item for average words per day.
This would be an average of only the days on which writing had been completed.

I know the goal is only 750, but sometimes it’s hard to just stop at 750.

New Feature Request Note from M Harvey Shahearo on Sat, Oct 01
1 cup

I was worried that this would take up the writing time needed for a script I’m currently working on since I like to use Final Draft. However, this has filled out my characters, and helped me feel much more free writing my story. I copy and paste back and forth between aps as I work.

Testimonial Note from Tracy Pellegrino on Sat, Oct 01