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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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Since finding this site I have managed to write 62 days in a row, have completed Nanowrimo (and won for the first time in years) and have increased my writing output massively – all for less than the cost of a magazine a month! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Kirstyanne Ross on Wed, Dec 09
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longhand

possible longhand capability for those of us with a stylus app or a tablet pc?

New Feature Request Note from Inga on Wed, Dec 09
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Elisabeth Tricou on Wed, Dec 09
1 cup

I’ve been trying to become a professional writer for years now, but could never establish the discipline of actually writing every day. Thanks to 750 words and your silly little badges, I’ve been writing every day for well over a month and don’t think I’ll be stopping any time soon! :)

Testimonial Note from Lauren Fenner on Mon, Dec 07
1 cup

Although I spend at least 3 hours per day writing, for the last month I’ve also been journaling 750 words each morning on this site. Writing 750 words has gone from an exercise I had to remind myself to do (“wake up and do the thing, take the dog out and do the thing”), to something that is now a fundamental part of my morning routine – I feel so strange if I haven’t done it. It has absolutely helped with my other writing. By placing my ephemeral daily garbage here, I am much better able to focus on larger projects with a clear and focused mind. It’s also helped my mental health too, probably. I’ve always been a crappy journaler, and somehow this site has gamified journaling for me in a way that I not only do it willingly, I LOOK FORWARD to doing it. Thank you thank you!

Testimonial Note from Julia Anderson Specht on Mon, Dec 07
1 cup

Thanks to 750 words I have been able to clear my mind of things I can’t say elsewhere. It’s awesome.

Testimonial Note from Carl on Sun, Dec 06
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I must say that I have started writing here a few weeks back and found that I was able to write stronger and more productively. When I stopped using the site I found myself struggling with words and what to say. I really think this is an excellent site for any writer. You can start your session off writing anything you want or more detailed information for what your working on. Either way using the 750 words and often more as your goal it definitely helps with your writing. I have found many times I wrote over the 750 words and found that my writing was much better. I am back for good. Fantastic site. I even shared your Facebook information on my Facebook page. You guys rock!! Happy Holidays Everyone!!
Testimonial Note from William P. Gerace on Sun, Dec 06
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A better mobile site

At present, the mobile site is all but unusable and I do a hell of a lot of writing on my phone. Alternatively, an Android app, because iThings are not the only things, though a lot of services seem to forget this.

New Feature Vote from vamp on Sat, Dec 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Elisabeth Browning on Sat, Dec 05
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Just wanted to say thanks for this site. After some fits and starts, I’m now on a 16 day streak, and it’s getting easier and easier to get motivated to write. I find just emptying my mind in the mornings leads to better thinking and writing during the day. This is perfect place for me to do it.

Testimonial Note from Will R. on Sat, Dec 05
1 cup

I picked up Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way way back in 94. I bought a special pen and a pad for my morning pages and for two whole mornings I forced myself to write three pages on legal pad. It was painful and let me tell you that pen and paper is simply barbaric. BARBARIC!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 04
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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 Fri, Dec 04
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
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Amy Mlinar on Fri, Dec 04
1 cup
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 Thu, Dec 03
10 cups
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 Wed, Dec 02
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Opal Mattila on Tue, Dec 01
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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 Tue, Dec 01
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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 Tue, Dec 01
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 Tue, Dec 01
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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
1 cup
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