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

I absolutely adore this website. It has given me a space to look at my life and to write what is in my head. I have recently started on a new bout of medication and this website has helped me to come to terms with that. It is the only website that I contribute to everyday, and will happily continue to contribute financially. Thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Lisa McCarthy on Wed, Feb 12
10 cups

Today I have reached a personal milestone: I have written one million words since starting on this site over two years ago. And to celebrate this feat, I am donating ten cups of patronage to the site. The exercise has completely changed my sense of purpose. I now know that it is possible for me to become a creative writer. I could never have formed such a vision before I started on this site and now have a habit of doing it first thing after waking up. My typing skills are still rubbish but that doesn’t matter. I simply go through it at the end and correct all the typos. And this is what i have learned by this experience: form the habit of getting up early to do the page. That’s when the creative source is most readily accessed. And then, don’t stop at 750 words a day. Make a thousand words daily the minimum. It soon mounts up and before you realise it, you are soaring through the badges to Space Bird. As a famous statesman once counselled, “Never give up! Never, never, give up!”

Testimonial Note from Warwick Paul Onyeama on Mon, Feb 10
1 cup
re-up patronage reminder!

Just something on our page to let us know when the patronage expires so we know when to re-up—thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Cindy Kay on Mon, Feb 10
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

A 750 Day badge would be especially fitting! 750 days of writing 750 words :)

New Feature Vote from Ivy Paul on Sun, Feb 09
1 cup

I’ve never been able to maintain a decent streak.. and in fact haven’t been here in quite some time because I heard it was going paid and thought, surely for my infrequent needs I can just type somewhere else, right? Well. I haven’t been writing much and today had a urge, and came back, and dumped my brain. It felt so good, I feel so much better. And then I read that I have a free lifetime membership?! Amazing. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Maggie B on Sun, Feb 09
1 cup

In the past, I always told myself that I would write everyday and put my ideas on paper, but I never did. 750words has helped me get my thoughts down, which in turn has made me feel more organized and sure of myself as a writer.
In the last month, I have written more than I have in the last year, thanks to this site.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Feb 09
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

A phone app would be amazing! I can never seem to get the site to save my words right when I’m writing on 750 Words using my phone’s browser, and since I only use my phone to write when I’m in a “last minute, oh crap” situation, it just stresses me out. Plus, a mobile app would just be more elegant and could have more of the site’s features built in. I would even be totally okay with paying a one-time fee to buy the app. Less okay with a monthly fee because I tend to do 99% of my writing from my desktop, and it wouldn’t be worth it to pay monthly for an app subscription. If having a monthly 750 Words subscription got you the app free, though, that would be totally cool as well.

New Feature Vote from Amy Lynn on Sat, Feb 08
1 cup
Secure server for writing

More security is always better in my book! (and i know from personal experience that even the smallest sites get hacked)

New Feature Vote from eli_digs on Sat, Feb 08
1 cup

Day 800! I must make myself a badge for that one! 800 days. 750words has all the society, the accountability, the welcome, and the —well the words every day to keep me writing. Thank you!!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Sat, Feb 08
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

please please please :)

New Feature Vote from Tanja Pislar on Sat, Feb 08
1 cup

750 words has been a wonderful because it gives me feedback on what I have been thinking. It’s been surprising because it says I am an extrovert in my writing, but really I feel like an introvert!

Testimonial Note from Duylam Nguyen-Ngo on Fri, Feb 07
10 cups

I’m a recovering control freak… at least, according to my experience here. The first few times I broke a streak were just plain horrible: I had failed, AGAIN!!!! A couple of months ago I broke a streak, shrugged, started to type without quite realizing that’s I’d forgotten something… COOL!

Definitely worth a few cups of patronage.

Testimonial Note from Nancy Carlzen on Thu, Feb 06
1 cup

Using this site on and off for the past few years has yielded several benefits:
1) I have become used to the fact that writing is part of a daily practice. It is a ritual for me that is no longer daunting.
2) I look forward to putting down whatever is swimming in my thought process. The best part is that the compartmentalization and self-editing controls are temporarily turned off for me!
3) My brain feels better—sometimes it’s hard for me to verbalize my thoughts in speech, but having a platform to come back everyday is very therapeutic.
Thanks so much!

Testimonial Note from Darth Müller on Thu, Feb 06
1 cup
Line breaks properly preserved

I write a bit of poetry as part of my daily writing. The line breaks (which are necessary in poetry) aren’t preserved in previous day’s pages. It would be great if they were preserved properly.

New Feature Request Note from Joanna Holman on Wed, Feb 05
1 cup

750 is it. If there’s one thing that writers need, it’s a goal to shoot for, a deadline. Some writers do it for the week, some for the month, but whatever the goal, 750 makes us want to keep our fingers on the keys at least every day. A shout out to 750WORDS – one of the finer tools to home us in on our own motivation.

Testimonial Note from Levi Stribling on Wed, Feb 05
1 cup

750 Words has replaced a daily journaling habit I was struggling to implement in the first place. The stats, day-to-day tracking, and text-analysis really motivate me to get writing done each day. I enter little pieces of metadata every entry so I can look back on my moods. The little badges make a nice incentive too, I’d definitely like to see more of those – and of course an iOS/Android app. However, I’m more than happy with what we have now. Keep writing!

Testimonial Note from Mitchell Baldwin on Mon, Feb 03
2 cups

As a productivity junky – I’m hooked on the stats – the metrics – oh the metrics. Then more analysis of thoughts and word counts – oh my! It’s what sets 750 Words apart and makes the difference between me writing or not writing. And isn’t that the point? Getting our hands out of our pockets and onto the keyboard to purge layers of mental clutter and mine for the really good stuff. BRAVO and well done! Keep up the great work. MBB

Testimonial Note from Melissa Bein on Mon, Feb 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love the graphics of this website in general and the badges are amazingly cute! Why don’t you create a badge for negative or positive writers? or introvert/extrovert ones? or maybe for writers preoccupied with certain topics?

Even if you don’t do it, you’re still amazing. And your badges are great!

New Feature Vote from Entropy on Mon, Feb 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Badges keep me going!

New Feature Vote from Anna Markwell on Mon, Feb 03
1 cup

750words has helped me get into a habit of writing everyday, no matter what i always make time to write something.

Testimonial Note from Brianda Petrillo on Sun, Feb 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Brianda Petrillo on Sun, Feb 02
3 cups
Monthly challenge complete -- one month free

To compensate for those who complete the monthly writing challenge they get one month of not having to pay the $5 fee.

New Feature Request Note from Camilla Guimaraes Augusto Fernandes on Sun, Feb 02
1 cup

I love to write, but perfectionism was killing me. I’d write a sentence, edit. Write a second, edit both. Write another and see how it ALL sounded. Productivity sucked. Deadlines blown. Despair.

Then a friend introduced 750 words. I typed fast and furious with no edits at all. When I read what I’d written, it made sense. Still needed an edit, but I sped up considerably and gained self-confidence. One block gone.

Then I tried a brain trick. I’d been obsessed with frequently checking word count and time left until 30 minutes was up. I was focusing on “words accumulated.” I changed. I shifted my focus to “words spent”, as though I ONLY had 750 words to spend rather than piling up the words. This change in self-talk broke block number two.

Thanks 750 words. My speed and accuracy are much better and I’m meeting my deadlines again.

Testimonial Note from giles vaden on Sat, Feb 01
2 cups

I started on my novel a year ago. Near the beginning half, I had my eye on the end product, but it turns out I wasn’t pushing myself hard enough.
I tried to work harder, but it became really difficult with all the things in life.
Then, I discovered 750 words, while on the internet looking for inspiration. This is just what I needed. It has a great, positive interface and was simple and straight to the point. I became determined to write at least a thousand words everyday, and now my novel is past 200 pages— and that was all from two months. It is purely amazing.
Now, when the day fades (I’m a true night owl), I get my laptop out and start writing. Part of me is under the pressure of missing a day and breaking the streak, but it’s that good kind of thrill. An excitement, really.
Thank you so much for helping me to build my talent even more.

Testimonial Note from kinadoodle on Sat, Feb 01
1 cup

I’m pretty impressed with’s elegance. I’m no power user but 50,000+ words in 50+ straight days is a first for me. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Dane Sanders on Sat, Feb 01
1 cup

750words has been great these last two years I’ve been writing. I’ve been happy to write everyday for the last 2 years and look forward to many more years to come. It’s one place when I can freely say whatever want and really helps relieve stress. I also feel like I’ve become a better writer as a result.

Testimonial Note from Alex Downs on Sat, Feb 01
1 cup
X or XXX Rating

I tried to make the sight give me a x-rating. The first risque story got me a PG-13 rating. The next time, I wrote hard-core porn in order to see what it took to get me an X-rating: it gave me a R rating instead. Then I went back and put every expletive I could think of and sexual act possible into the story: it gave me a NC-17. There should be an accompany badge, too, for the X-rating -maybe a raccoon or something.

New Feature Request Note from Scout on Sat, Feb 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Now that I received my horse badge, I do not think that I will be getting another badge for a while. I want to put it out right here, I DO IT FOR THE BADGES. I feel like some weird Boy Scout, and I want to start pinning these things on a sash to wear around town.

New Feature Vote from Scout on Sat, Feb 01
2 cups


Testimonial Note from Scout on Sat, Feb 01
1 cup
More text analysis

I would like to have the text analysis in other languages, because I write in spanish and I’d like to have real stats there. For example, when I write “sin” (without) it thinks I talk about sins, but that’s wrong. It would be nice I think.

New Feature Vote from Joaquin LNV on Sat, Feb 01