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

1 cup
A better mobile site

An Android app would be amazing.

New Feature Vote from David Franca on Wed, Feb 03
1 cup

Thank you for creating this site. It’s been so helpful as I’m a month into practicing the Artist’s Way and can’t handwrite the pages, due to neck/shoulder/back/arm pain. This has been a lifesaver. My practice is to type with my eyes closed so I’m not tempted to edit and it helps me free write more effectively. I love the stats page and it is really making me aware of different senses and where my orientation is – time/space/mood. Commitment is hard for me so hitting my 32-day streak feels really good. Thanks for making it easy. :)

Testimonial Note from Cara Carrillo on Wed, Feb 03
1 cup

So far I’ve been sticking with it, which is a great accomplishment for me! Thank you!!!!

Testimonial Note from Liz Silberlicht on Tue, Feb 02
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Sentient Human on Tue, Feb 02
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

not only that, but also updating them regularly and also how to find it.

New Feature Vote from Carl on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup
A better mobile site

font looks weird sometimes, in general difficult to use

New Feature Vote from Carl on Mon, Feb 01
2 cups

750 words has become part of my daily existence – an unwinding and unravelling of thoughts, emotions and feelings and kind of giving life and expression to my inner self, as well as evaluating the day that has gone by. It’s also nice to look back at previous entries from a week ago, a month ago, a few months ago and see what I wrote then and really feel I have made some progress. So is a barometer for so many different areas in my life.

Testimonial Note from Kay C. Oppen on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup

Having used 750words to write for over 1000 days, I can honestly say that my thoughts are clearer. Whether I’m writing about my day, things I’ve learned, or prose, I always enjoy the time I spend here. To me, 750words is more than just a space. It gives me an opportunity that I may otherwise not give myself to write on a daily basis. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Chloe on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup

Just one month of 750 Words has revved me up! It has given me a chance to remember how great it feels to simply finish the small thing I can begin right now and to see evidence that somehow those small things that are finished can accumulate into the starts of big things I’ve been meaning to get to… It’s been more than 15 years since I joined an Artist’s Way group for the first time. It was a life-changer and I never saw it coming. Looking back through the exercises and journals I kept from that time I am shocked that every single thing I dreamed my life could be, happened! I had forgotten and have little recollection of even dreaming and wanting those things all those years ago. But as I look back now, I can see my life followed that map to the letter. At the time, just keeping my commitment to daily morning pages and artists dates seemed to overwhelm me. But I did it and I finished it and that finishing helped me begin everything that came next. 750 words popped up out of the blue 45 days ago. I am so grateful to have stumbled in.

I just found this terrific quote about the power of finishing things — the smallest things, by Julia Cameron from her blog… Am sure others have mentioned it here but I thought I would share it to inspire some of us and to thank Kellianne and Buster too.

“There must be some obscure law of physics that revs into action when artists finish something. And that something can be reorganizing the medicine cabinet, cleaning out the glove compartment, or folding and putting away the laundry.

The moment we finish something, we get a sort of celestial pat– sometimes even a shove– a small booster rocket of energy to be applied elsewhere.

When we want to grease the creative wheels, we do very well to muster a little elbow grease elsewhere. Mend the trousers. Hang the curtains. Sort a bookshelf. Finishing almost anything creates both order and an inner order: “Now, start something,” finishing something says." — Julia Cameron

Testimonial Note from girlchocolatier on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup
Total words on Search & Export page

I am loving doing my 750 words each day: thanks Kellianne and Buster for creating this great site!
I have a request: John Farmer has already suggested a specified date-range stats function, but I was wondering if we could have our total words typed since joining show on the Search & Export page? And a Wordle of our total words?

New Feature Request Note from Sam Young on Mon, Feb 01
5 cups

I’ve been running a writing workshop for going on four years on how to write a book in 30 days. I recommend 750Words to everyone who goes through this five-week workshop. I’m nearly at my first million words on 750Words and I could not be more pleased to be a lifetime member. A good number of the folks who’ve taken my workshop are members on this site. Wonderful place to get a writing rhythm. This site has an excellent vibe. I continue to recommend this to everyone. 113 days streak on my way to my first 1 year streak as well!

Testimonial Note from Michael Ray King on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup

i love 750 words. In the beginning I had a few misses. Then while traveling I was sometimes unable to log on correctly. Now it is something I look forward to each morning. I dictate, post, then edit and correct. It is a great way to start the day, … with coffee of course.

Testimonial Note from Lew Geer on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’m endorsing this request because I too would love to have an iPhone app that lets me type my entries easily while on the go.

New Feature Vote from Matt Guldsmed on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Bill Glover on Sun, Jan 31
1 cup

I just finished my first month of writing 750 words everyday! At first I thought it was going to be hard because I was afraid I wouldn’t know what to write about…but turned out I had plenty to say! ;)

It gave me the feeling I was accomplishing something everyday, even on days I didn’t feel like doing anything. It motivated me to push myself.

I loved it so much that I signed up for next month’s challenge!

Go for it! You are capable of a lot, if you try!

Testimonial Note from Vanessa M. on Sun, Jan 31
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I am going on vacation for ten days and would like to continue my writing. I am thinking about having a Bluetooth keyboard interface with my iPhone or iPad. Never done it before. Would be great if you had an app in place for situations like these. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Laura Barge on Sat, Jan 30
1 cup
Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Annabel on Sat, Jan 30
5 cups

For the first time, I had to get out of bed in the middle of the night to write down the ideas and plans swirling in my head. Thanks for giving me a place to do it!

Testimonial Note from Liz Flynn on Sat, Jan 30
1 cup

Since first hearing about 750 words years ago, this is my first really strong attempt to make it a part of my daily life and I have to say, 74 days into my streak, I’m very glad I made that choice. It’s been an overwhelmingly positive force for chronicling my life and thoughts, reflecting on my days, and channelling the good in my life so that I can accomplish more, feel more peace, and write more words. Thanks so much, 750 words for giving me this wonderful outlet! I’m looking forward to 100 days in a row!

Testimonial Note from Dan Henderson on Fri, Jan 29
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Charlotte M. Schu on Fri, Jan 29
2 cups
Secure server for writing

After more than a year and a half I’m back to the daily writing as a new year’s resolution. We’ll see!!

New Feature Vote from Jorge Sanz on Fri, Jan 29
8 cups
Frequently used word search links

I’m learning which words I use more than I would like, and also noticing my favorite typos in the frequently used word list. It would be useful to be able to use those words as search links in order to go back into the writing page and find them easily, in order to correct, change, or delete them!
Thank you so much for making this site!

New Feature Request Note from Resa Moran on Fri, Jan 29
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I don’t spend a lot of time at home, and mostly write on the go, and I can do that on safari, but it’s tough.

New Feature Vote from Sam Kumpe on Wed, Jan 27
1 cup

After missing almost a month of these midnight-early morning writings, it feels sooooooooo good to be back again. So what if I have to re-earn the badges? Pt is that I can. This site is making a world of difference (literally) for me. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Patricia O'Leary on Mon, Jan 25
1 cup
Share with a friend

I would like to be able to share my journal entries and my stats with a friend. Just one friend, not my facebook friends.

New Feature Request Note from Samantha Matush on Mon, Jan 25
1 cup

The fug in my mind has cleared. The clouds are parting. The sunshine is back in the cosmic lion’s life. This is so much better for me than journalling. My inspiration builds daily. 750 words I love you.

Testimonial Note from Brigolene Z on Mon, Jan 25
10 cups

Alas, after 1018 days, the mighty flying squirrel has fallen to earth, Icarus has shed his wings to begin his quest anew. I look up to the sky and see all of them still in flight up there, the Albatrosses, Phoenixes, the Pegasi, the Space Birds, and the mighty, mighty squirrels with their thousand days behind them. And three years hence, I shall again rise up into that stratosphere of greatness and be among them again, dashing off my notes here, my recipes there, blog entries and poems and gripes about the local traffic flying from my fingers like bolts of lightning from the clouds. The quest begins anew.

One of the things I really appreciate about this site is the fact that it provides us with a toy, not with a game. Yes, I admit that there is the certain game of being able to see how many days in a row you can write, and how many words, to earn those badges. But in general, this site is more of a toy in the sense that you pretty much just do what you want with it, make it what you want it to be, set your own goals and plans, write your own rules. Want to see how fast you can get to 750 words every day? Great. See how many days in a row you can write 2000 words? Sure. Just meditate and spit out the crap that’s accumulated in your head for the past 24 hours and look back at it later and see if anything makes sense? Yep, it’ll accommodate that just fine, too.

In short, thank you to Buster and Kellianne for creating and maintaining this site. It’s become something of a habit for me, a good habit for a change, and I appreciate that.

Testimonial Note from Joseph Mayer on Sun, Jan 24
2 cups
Writing Calendar/Exerpt Tooltips

Either a new page with a standard calendar box that has the same X or / marks on the days you’ve written (but in a more compact format that can have several months on it) or just a tooltip for hovering over the daily tabs. Hovering over the box will provide a tooltip with a small chunk of the text you wrote that day, so that finding a specific piece of your work from previous days is easier.

Another version of this that would also be more compact is a sort of “list” format that shows only the months you’ve written in and only the days you’ve written on underneath that month’s header, so that you don’t have to look at all the days you didn’t write on (and for the sake of saving space). Preferably still with the tooltip function. For those who have been writing here for years, a tab or page function to switch between years would be handy as well.

For those of us that are doing worldbuilding, story brainstorming, character building, etc., it’s important to be able to get back to that which we’ve previously written for reference purposes. I have a hard time remembering which day it was that I wrote about what thing, and it’s hard to pick out which day that was on the long bar above the Today’s Writing page thing.

New Feature Request Note from VisceralLuster on Sun, Jan 24
1 cup

Hello Everyone. I have been written my notes since May 2015. I like to write very much but it´s such a difficult thing to do every single day because of my daily schedule. With the 750words help it´s easier though. It´s like I don´t want to disappoint neither myself nor Kellianne and her husband who are the responsable for giving me the chance to write. Thanks a million to both. Gislane

Testimonial Note from Gislane Santos Barreto on Sun, Jan 24
1 cup
Please, lower the price for Russia

Hi. I am not quite good at English — sorry about that.

There is a little problem with paying 5$ every month for residents of Russia
We receiving our wage in «Rubles» currency and every month price in Rub for 5$ for us costs more and more.
In 2012 and 2013 5$ was 150 Rub.
In 2014 — 260 Rub
Now 5$ costs 390 Rub. and every month we will pay more and more because of unstable economics here.

I am as a student can afford that for your brilliant website (although such price feels uncomfortable for me anyway) but can’t afford coffee cup for such price.

Can you set it 3$ maybe? :3

New Feature Request Note from Daria Space on Sat, Jan 23