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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Notes of inspiration from members

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An iPhone/iPad app

It would be nice to have an app that would allow me to write offline & sync later, so as not to lose my streak even when I cannot get online for a couple of days.

New Feature Vote from maaike blok on Sat, Apr 30
2 cups

during the month of April I have been in hospital with pneumonia, and had seventeen stitches on a cut on my leg – the wound became infected snd i was in hospital again, to have it cleaned nd again to have the skin graft that was necessary . In short, `i have spent most of the month either in hospital, or at home in bed with my leg up or on crutches (foremother three weeks) But the most important thing about this is that i wrote 750+ words every day! Even when i came back from surgery ! This has given mdc a huge boost of confidence – I know now that i can do anything I put my mind to -that i will sit down and do it no matter what – I love this site! it has kept me connected with my writing and with my feelings – this is not a month I would care to repeat bt i am extremely grateful for what it has given me.

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Fri, Apr 29
1 cup
A better mobile site

A mobile site where you can do a force-save of your work would be awesome.

New Feature Vote from Winter Sky on Fri, Apr 29
1 cup

I am very thankful to 750 Words for providing this platform! Few years ago I was literally unable to write anything longer than few sentences. My creative output was blocked. Now after practicing, even though I am not as constant as I would like, my skills are better and my self-confidence higher. I am even having ideas for books! Cheers to all the writers out there!

Testimonial Note from Anna Sanshine on Wed, Apr 27
1 cup
More text analysis

Would love to see more analysis about the quality of writing, in addition to the fabulous emotional information. Part of the enjoyment of daily writing, for me, is technical improvement.

New Feature Vote from Garrett Valdivia on Wed, Apr 27
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kate on Tue, Apr 26
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Kate on Tue, Apr 26
1 cup

750words has enabled me to have a secure place to be creative and let loose. The ability to export these and work on them in other editors has really helped me pan for gold in my muddy river of an imagination. 750words is a key component of my mind’s sluice.

Testimonial Note from Jack Bates on Tue, Apr 26
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Noelle Daley on Mon, Apr 25
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Samantha Ku on Sun, Apr 24
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Nina K on Sun, Apr 24
5 cups

750 words helped me reactivate the discipline to write everyday again, which has increased my creative output overall. Since starting, I’ve been able to finish a full-length play and create an entire musical, which is currently in rehearsal. In fact, I write so much creatively now that I don’t necessarily need 750 words in order to say I’m writing every day. But getting up at 6 am every morning and writing my words has become such a beloved ritual that I can’t imagine my mornings without it. Thank you for getting me back on track!

Testimonial Note from Wendy-Marie on Sat, Apr 23
1 cup

I used to use 750 all the time. For about a year and a half, 750 words propelled my writing. And then I stopped due to moves, job changes, a marriage, and general life craziness. But now I’m back with bigger, more consequential writing projects and deadlines (read: book contracts!). I have been all over the blogs and websites and listicles about the latest and greatest to help inspire and track writing. This is the only program that really works for me. It’s good to be back!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer M Kerner on Fri, Apr 22
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anna K on Fri, Apr 22
5 cups

Writers write and i love having a place where I can come be me and write. I do more than just write. I reflectively look at life, the good and the bad and I tweek the day so that it flows in the direction of my choosing. Just being disciplined and organized has empowered me beyond my dreams. Thank you , thank you, thank you!

Testimonial Note from Diane on Thu, Apr 21
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Nic Boodram on Wed, Apr 20
1 cup
More text analysis

Perhaps I’ve not found this feature on the page and it already exists, if it doesn’t already exist, I think it would be cool to get text analysis on different timelines. I love reading my text analysis at the end of my daily 750, but I think it would be great to get analysis for the whole week, last ten sessions, last month, all time, etc.

New Feature Vote from Ryan Jensen on Wed, Apr 20
1 cup

I have gained so much self improvement through the 750 words program; my typing speed has increased from 20 wpm to 55 wpm, I have more clarity and eloquence when thinking and speaking, this is something everyone should at least try, it’s a great form of meditation and once I’ve seen how much content I’m able to produce in so little time it’s really inspired me to write more and shown me that writing a book could be a very achievable goal.

Testimonial Note from Ryan Jensen on Wed, Apr 20
1 cup
Make the "become a member" call to action clearer

I landed on the /members site and wanted to hand over my Paypal details so I can continue to use this excellent site … but there was so much writing on the page, and the button so elusive, that I almost gave up. I suggest you make it clearer and a little less cluttered. Or at least make the call to action above the button clearer :)

New Feature Request Note from Eleni on Tue, Apr 19
1 cup

At some point, in this process of coming to this computer daily and writing, I passed 100,000 words. I have a flock. No fan fare. No bells and whistles, no counting, like I did when I passed 100 days. I just looked at my stats and noticed a new badge. And I felt, kind of proud, that I have actually written this much, this consistently for this amount of time. And it is leading to other writing in other places. Daily. So thank you. Here’s to noticing the second flock.

Testimonial Note from Kaylois on Mon, Apr 18
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The badges are great rewards and motivate me to keep going. After my 30 days in a row badge, I’ve yet to get a new one and it kind of bums me out. haha!

New Feature Vote from Jenny Love on Sun, Apr 17
1 cup

I want to throw out there that right now I am not doing well at being who I want to be or working toward who I want to become. I am slipping into a concerning pattern of laziness and demotivation. However the Bible often talks about a ‘remnant.’ This is when the Hebrews are backslidden and it looks like all is lost, God preserves a remnant to keep His word and His law. In a lot of ways, 750 words is my remnant. I have not been habitually writing for a long time, but no matter how lazy or demotivated I get, I write my 1000 words (I upped it from 750, because I…well, I do not really have a good reason. I just did.) Anyway, I still read my bible as well, and to process all the thoughts, I have this site.

I want to take this testimonial note as an opportunity to thank Buster and Kellianne for providing this outlet to preserve my remnant. Today’s writing (well, really this note is a pretty good summary of it) was powerful and I am thinking it is about time to turn this crazy train around.

Testimonial Note from Joe McDonnell on Sat, Apr 16
1 cup
Ability to change target word count.

Basically what it says on the tin – the ability to change your target word count to anywhere between 750 and, say, 2000. It could have a ‘cooldown’ of a few days so that you couldn’t cheat and set your word target low for a single day – you have to commit. The reason I request this is that it’s quite easy to hit 750 words, and I find myself tailoring what I’m writing to fit into that amount. The ability to increase that amount would force me to write more, which would be very handy.

Thanks!

New Feature Request Note from Tom Henry on Sat, Apr 16
1 cup

It’s hard to write a testimonial when after years of membership (before 2012) I discovered today I had to pay 5 dollars a month to be able to schedule time off when I go into the hospital for cardiac surgery (whereas I paid nothing in March). What gives?

Testimonial Note from Dave Tschanz on Thu, Apr 14
1 cup
Offline Access/Editing
New Feature Request Note from Edrian A Colina on Tue, Apr 12
1 cup

101 days… 100.000 words… I did it. I generated more material for my future writings than I did the last five years – probably the last ten years. I thank you so much!

Testimonial Note from J. Stephan Schroeder on Sun, Apr 10
5 cups

Having a place to clear my head, write about everyday nonsense, meaningful love notes, odes to the person I used to be is what this space has become for me. It is the one consistent part of everyday and it is a time I look forward to. It is a time I set aside for myself to empty my mind, my heart, my soul. Sure I could write anywhere else but being a part of this little community makes it that much more meaningful.

Testimonial Note from Kiki on Sun, Apr 10
1 cup

750words has really helped me stay focused on producing text every day. I’m an aspiring writer and the simple task of having to produce at least 750 words helps me stay on track and not get completely lost in thoughts about plot, loose ends and what else that can keep me from writing. I still get lost in those thoughts, but now I also produce text daily, which in my book is by far the most important thing of finishing a story.

Testimonial Note from Henrik Johnsen on Sat, Apr 09
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Tess Carney on Thu, Apr 07
1 cup

In just the short amount of time that I have been using this website, I have seen incredible improvement in my writing. I actually write everyday now and I am so proud to be able to say that. 750 words gave me the accountability that I needed to be disciplined and get my writing done on a regular basis. Not only has it helped me to get just 750 words done, but it has also inspired me to write everyday on the book that I am writing. I have been able to use pieces I have written for 750 words in my book and I have been able to use 750 words to help clarify ideas that I am trying to convey. I would recommend this website to any aspiring writer. This has changed my world as a writer and I am forever grateful for it.

Testimonial Note from Taya James on Thu, Apr 07