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

Meryl Walker
Jackie Breezer
Sharon K. Maybrier
Howard L. Leinart
Helen Hawken
Hannah Boehmer
Jennifer Hunt
Charles MacLeod
LuAnn S. Di Paglia
Caroline Button
Jay Natoli
Nick Barlow
Mary McLaughlin
John L Ware
Claire Gamble
Bainbridge Allen
Jennifer Hicks
Daniel Eastern
Indra Englund
Jackie June
Kelly Sue Brown
Jason Lo
Cheney Meaghan
Lori Draper
Samuel John Wright Jones
Nina Windgaetter
Theodore Gorman
Bear Kobak
Bernie J Mitchell
Noko Rose
Bizzy Bracken
Sami El-Sibaey
yvonne martin
Nathan Hechtman
adam hansen
Dan MacCombie
alicia ratto
Kylie Nicole Sanders
Lorie Nelson
Farran Moran Edwards
HB is Writing
Nelson Waneka
Rose M McMackin
Antonia Nicols
Sang Leng Trieu
Peter Mc Cullagh
Marilyn Richard Figueroa
Vanessa Fuller
Diane Brenner
Di Car
Ashley B.
Elle Mel
Heather Hardy
Craig Jordan
Alesha Palmer
CJ Jeannotte
Sari Meline
zhenqiao liang
Robert Albright Jr
sarah Strahan
Maggie Tulliver
Vivienne Bretherick
Julie Gutierrez
David Colman
Cindy DeLano
John Wayne
Perrin Rynning
Nate Cooper
Joanna Dolan
Noora Anwahi
Douglas Allen
Ingrid Turk
Shannon Fritz
Nicole A Masters
Danièlle Varnham
Kristina McGuire
medea shaw
Stefan Bogdan Dehelean
Terri Baas
Jacqueline Horani
A House
Leo Konopka

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I would love to see more badges-I haven’t had one for ages despite writing every day for 65 days!

New Feature Vote from Lucia Gannon on Thu, Mar 05
3 cups

Since discovering 750 words, I have written every day and am currently on a 65-day streak. I am not too concerned at this point about the quality of the writing as I know that I can review the writing any time and edit and combine the words into whatever I need them to be, an opinion article, a flash fiction piece or even a short story. I am so grateful for having stumbled upon this brilliant writing tool and have been telling everyone about it since I joined. A fantastic idea, especially for someone like me who needs a little external motivation to complete the things I really want to do.

Testimonial Note from Lucia Gannon on Thu, Mar 05
1 cup
Extended/Annual Streak View

I love the streak measuring function of the month but I would love to see a broader view of the full streak or something like an annual view so I could see my whole streak in those beautiful satisfying tick boxes. Kind of keeping in line with Jerry Seinfeld’s use of the calendar with his Don’t Break the Chain habit

New Feature Request Note from James Cussen on Thu, Mar 05
1 cup

I’m glad I found this place. I have tried to do a journal for a long time. But my mind is quicker then I can write long hand. Maybe that is a good thing in terms of expressing myself but when you write stream of conscious it is best to do it here quickly and let the fingers type the thoughts. It allows for me to go as fast as I get the thought. Much of what I write doesn’t make sense to the stranger and I am ok with that and even I don’t understand. However, to get it out of me instead of floating in my head 24/7 is a good thing. I miss days on occasion. Just too caught up in the early morning and I forget. So I try not to take this as a competition but more a habit a very good habit. I would like to do a challenge one day but I know myself I will make it like a job and then the purpose of writing will be about the challenge and not about getting the gunk out. So for now I just do it as much as possible with the belief that it helps me organize my thoughts better. I love this site. It has helped me to write better and think better. Bravo to the creators. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from carolina marquez-sterling on Wed, Mar 04
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Still love this site. Am going to take a break for a while because I feel out of words. And now that I have written 100 days in a row, there are few badges left, except marathon ones. I think I’d be tempted to continue writing if there were more mid-range badges available.

And I’m still hoping for an iPad app so I can write when I don’t have internet connection! Thank you for creating this site.

New Feature Vote from Michele Gill on Tue, Mar 03
1 cup

I would be grand if we could go back and highlight some of the profound ideas that come out during morning pages. (admittedly mine don’t come till the end of a post) Yellow highlighter would make these thoughts stand out. Thanks

New Feature Request Note from James Leach on Mon, Mar 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Minseung Kim on Sun, Mar 01
1 cup

I owe you 20.00 for failing the February Challenge. The extra 3.00 is for a cuppa mud or a cold brew for you guys. Thx

Testimonial Note from rich graham on Sun, Mar 01
1 cup

750 words is a practical and useful way to find out how you feel about something. For instance I just learned a few hours ago that my son-in-law has kidney cancer and the prognosis is that he will have less than 12 months to live. Well of course I feel sad and achey, but what does that mean in my relationship with him and with my daughter. The feelings are more, though. The physical part as well as the emotional part of being healing and supportive…well I will figure that out by writing 750 words. Probably I will revisit this thread often.

Testimonial Note from Nancy Swaim on Sun, Mar 01
1 cup

I’m new….44 days in and have not missed a day. It is a great way to clear my head, get stuff down that’s rolling around in my head, and start the day on a positive note. Glad I found it!!!

Testimonial Note from Richard Swiss on Sun, Mar 01
7 cups

Seven months of writing every day, except that one day i forgot :(

Nevertheless I showed up after that, which is a huge personal accomplishment and completely out of character.

I am so grateful for this space – a place to dump my thoughts, tease out ideas, see myself and my patterns clearly, experiment with metaphor, hatch projects – thank you SO MUCH.

Testimonial Note from Treasa Levasseur on Sat, Feb 29
1 cup

I discovered 750 words and began writing in January. I had used Morning Pages from The Artist’s Way before, but I set the bar too high, 1700 words a day, so it was hard to keep it up! 750 words worked perfectly for me. I started out just writing my thoughts for the day and sometime in the beginning of February, I decided to use it to write the first draft of a novel/play that has been nagging me to write it. And now I have my first 20 pages of that book. I took the February challenge and wrote every day of the month and I will continue this in March. Writing has become a part of my day, one of the things I do before I get to the work I need to do for the day. Thak you! I love 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Joel Brent Adams on Sat, Feb 29
1 cup

This has been an extremely difficult and challenging time of my life and 750 words has helped me write whatever comes to my mind about what is going on in my world. And if I don’t feel like writing about the hard stuff, I simple write a short (very short!) story! I have never been this consistent with anything in my life! Thanks 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Mary Hamm on Thu, Feb 27
1 cup

Thinking about it some thought strike my mind: Ever man has his down days. But sometimes it may be the start of a negative though spiral. I had my share of that, but since I started writing every day, the bad days happened but somehow the spiraling into worse days did not happen. Somehow I was able to lift my head up and regain self control and realistic positivism much quicker than before. I think 750 words helped with that!

Testimonial Note from Emil de Villiers on Thu, Feb 27
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Sarah Drake on Thu, Feb 27
1 cup
Ability to hide word count

I’d love to be able to hide the word count as sometimes I find myself writing to the 750 words and then stopping rather than stopping when I’m done.
Maybe just a button on the writing page to hide the word count and not show a complete pop up unless you unhide it?

New Feature Request Note from Emily McDermott on Wed, Feb 26
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I would love more badges! I like the idea of accomplishing things and the badges help inspire this.

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Tue, Feb 25
2 cups
More text analysis

I would like more text analysis on the frequently used words. I’ve noticed that there are some words I only use once or twice that pop up in my frequently used words.

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Tue, Feb 25
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Earning the badges was a real encouragement when I first started on 750 words. Now I’m further along and have all the easy wins, it is taking a lot longer to earn the next badge. There’s only so much saying “only three months of writing until the next badge” can do to inspire and motivate.

New Feature Vote from Liz is reading on Mon, Feb 24
10 cups
Stats for different languages

So, I am aware this must have been discussed in the past, but anyway, here’s my two cents. I’ve seen how other writers have these beautiful graphs that show their mindset, time orientation and feelings. I understand this only works for anyone writing consistently in English, and I would love if it were possible for me and others who write in different languages to also get these stats. I would be willing to put time myself to forward this. The language is euskara (Basque).

New Feature Request Note from Jokin Erkoreka on Thu, Feb 20
10 cups
Stats for different languages

So, I am aware this must have been discussed in the past, but anyway, here’s my two cents. I’ve seen how other writers have these beautiful graphs that show their mindset, time orientation and feelings. I understand this only works for anyone writing consistently in English, and I would love if it were possible for me and others who write in different languages to also get these stats. I would be willing to put time myself to forward this. The language is euskara (Basque).

New Feature Request Note from Jokin Erkoreka on Thu, Feb 20
10 cups

I wrote so little over the last couple of years. Last year was such a pain. Not only was I in the middle of renovations for my home, but I broke my wrist. I was so crushed. But, I went to physio, continued my renos, sold my home and purchased another.

What was in question (and still has been) is my desire to earn a comfortable living from writing. I was not sure I could make a go of this type of life.

To answer that I have to thank. Let me go back to last fall. I moved into my new home and became terribly ill. Guess my immune system was pretty low. So fast-forward to December 2019. I was recuperating and rebuilding my strength.

On December 28th, I came home to 750words to begin writing. I joined the challenge in January 2020. I missed 2 days and didn’t meet my full quota on 4 different days, but I see the January challenge as a win for myself. It proved that I do have staying power. Now I have a daily planner and record my writing information. Every day I meet the mark with 750words, I give myself a heart sticker.

I joined the February challenge and am in 19 days. Overall, I have 26 straight days of writing. Woo hoo!.

I didn’t look forward to coming up with 750 words. Though I continued to write, my brain dumps evolved into stories, partial stories, inspired. Nothing New York Times worthy. Yet. No longer do I struggle to find 750 words that make sense. And now, well my dream of writing full-time while living off my earnings is viable.

Never quit. YOU are worth it!

Testimonial Note from Evelyn Marentette on Wed, Feb 19
1 cup
Novel challenge

Some of the greatest authors of all time commit to writing 500 words a day towards a novel and over 10 years produce many great works. Maybe offering a feature that is tailored towards this because it is an incredible format that would help those who struggle to stick to writing to continue to write. Maybe it could be an additional feature or maybe there are those out there who would use that format only. Basically it could look the same but have statistics that are based off not the individual but the story itself.
thank you

New Feature Request Note from Ryan O'heron on Wed, Feb 19
6 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I am giving away all my cups of patronage for a mobile app. I know Buster is in the middle of revamping 750 words and I also know he has an app on his list. Even then, I am want to give my cups to show my eagerness to be able to quickly jot down my thoughts via my iphone. I hope to see it happen real soon.

New Feature Vote from Siri P on Mon, Feb 17
1 cup

Years ago, I started writing Morning Pages in longhand and it was an amazing experience, which resulted in landing a contract to write two training manuals for which I was paid $10,000. The reason I think it happened is because of my intentions that I set down to paper each morning. There’s something really powerful that takes place when we write our intentions down. Now that I’ve found 750 words, I’m thrilled to have this safe space to write all my thoughts, wishes and desires. Thank you to the creators of 750 Words and to this community of other writers who keep going day after day. Y’all inspire me!

Testimonial Note from Regina Arnold on Mon, Feb 17
2 cups

Well, I bombed out of the February challenge, so here’s my $10, as promised. I’m still proud of myself for making a two-week streak!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Sat, Feb 15
1 cup

Doing my “morning pages” on 750 words has given me both a platform where I can express myself and motivation to do it . These small visible achievnements like seeing the count of words written and days of progress keeps the motivation going strong! Thank you for the confirmation how small things matter!!!!

Testimonial Note from Rasa Monciunskaite on Fri, Feb 14
1 cup

I am obsessed with 750-Words because it makes me consistent with my writing. I have also found that through 750-Words, I have become more creative, insightful and confident in both writing and speaking. I am mad about the counters, badges and trackers because they push me to keep working. All of these are important little rewards for me and help keep me motivated and encouraged. Journaling in 750-Words is my private little secret and has become an intimate part of me. The day would just not be complete unless I’ve jotted down my 750-Words.

Testimonial Note from Wandering Willie on Fri, Feb 14
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Could you add a total word stat to the all time stats on the this month page?

New Feature Vote from being my best on Thu, Feb 13
5 cups

Since finding 750 words I have switched between this and the Meditation game Playne on Steam for different forms of self-reflection.

While I would never say I don’t have the need to look internally as much (no longer on anti-depressants and am now in a healthy mind state) I have switched from needing 750 Words as self-medication and refection to a way to remind and motivate myself to just……..write.

Thank you so much for this platform <3

Testimonial Note from Andrea Myers on Wed, Feb 12