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

Buster Benson
Marc Tretin
kate beswick
Karl Schembri
Christine Degner
Lily Marks
James Edward Hervey
SK Gaski
JG de Vries
Noah Stetzer
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Carol Ladewig
Robert John Metcalf
Chris Davidson
Sam Young
Christine Leal Walsh
Miss Tea
Grant Faulkner
Chris A.
Shelby Gibbs
Neeraj Hirani
Nick S.
Ilus Elu
Alison Bartley
Brian Hodson
Fuzzy Violette
DaleSnow
David Michaels
Chad Michael Eyer
Mary Warner
Jesse Bowline
Steve Fife-Adams
Suzi Steffen
Katherine Holmes
Kaimipono Wenger
Gary Chou
Ransom Noble
Bart Post
Jim Sharp
Liz Zélandais
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Barbara Stevens
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
ramarameti
Dan Mertz
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Dodo
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Yvette Keller
Nan S
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Liz Demaree
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
David matthew czukiewski
Michael Wayne Cole
James Matsuzaki
Joey Mangano
Bryan Tocarz
largeman
Lew Geer
Betsy Devine
Julie Hughes
Miriam Hatkin
Daniel Russo
Crystal Darby
CGC
Caroline Qureshi
Jennifer Van Adrichem
B S.
Bradley Ellis
Kathy Russo
Jose A. Palma
Nishima Nzeru
Joanie M
Carmen Isáis
Nicole Poweleit
Holly White Roddam
Toby McMaster
Amina Omari
Lindsey Rae
Ms CJ Janzen
Dave Beck
Brandon Lorenz
Effuah Gbor
Scotty A
Glenn Yuyama Hansen

Notes of inspiration from members

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New Feature Vote from Sophie Lippert on Wed, Oct 20
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More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Sophie Lippert on Wed, Oct 20
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I wanted to write and say THANK YOU for encouraging me to write EVERY DAY for 9+ years! I have decided that I will donate $5 every year for each year that I have been writing, and this is the first. I was grandfathered in and have donated before, but wanted to make this commitment.

There is nothing else in my life that I do faithfully every single day! And it is my way of connecting with Jesus and reflecting on my day. It has also helped me to work through some traumas and celebrate some joys.

I am also grateful for all the times you have rescued my streak!! I had a 445 streak that got broken when I first started because of some computer problems and it took me a year to back on track again! Since Aug 23, 2012 I have written every day. So I really freak if something happens to mess up this streak LOL! and therefore I am VERY GRATEFUL for your willingness to correct the things that happen.

I discovered 750words on May 29, 2010 and I have published 5 children’s books since then, and written more, and it would not have happened without 750words.com.

So THANK YOU Buster and Kellianne! You are a valued part of my life :)

Peace & Love,
Holly M. <><

Testimonial Note from Holly White Roddam on Wed, Oct 20
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Jess on Mon, Oct 18
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An iPhone/iPad app

I am incredibly thankful for this site. The stream of conscious style of writing I have developed here has been a type of therapy for me, allowing me to examine my thoughts and interactions, process emotions, and gain a richer perspective and appreciation for life. I am often using the site on my phone as I write a lot on the move when I don’t have access to a laptop or desktop. The mobile version of the site can be challenging to navigate. I get the “something has gone wrong, please copy your entry before exiting to ensure your work is not lost” error message frequently and end up transferring writing back and forth between the site and my notes app. An app, especially one with the ability to save writing in it’s internal memory without internet connection to be uploaded to the site later when connection is detected, would be so cool!!

New Feature Vote from Ren Bernas on Thu, Oct 14
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Stats on other languages

Is it possible to have all those beautiful graphs with emotions, focus on the person, etc. in other languages? I don’t write in english so I get the word cloud but none of the analysis.

New Feature Request Note from Jokin Erkoreka on Wed, Oct 13
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Thank you so much to 750 words. I tried journalling using a note pad all of October and I really struggled. I love the badges! I am quite competitive so in the 11 days that I have doing this, I have tried to get the hamster one, the rooster one and the jaguar one. I am going for the bat one next. I took 20 mins on day 2 so I’ve not got the jaguar one yet but I will get it tomorrow. It is so easy for me to jump on every day and empty my brain out into a safe enviroment. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Terrific Terri on Sun, Oct 10
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It does clear my mind! Sometimes I feel 750 is too much, but it digs ing my brain and everything out of it

Testimonial Note from Melina on Sun, Oct 10
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t has finally arrived, my 500th day of writing and my Space Bird. I cannot describe how I feel. Pleased, proud, excited. When I found this site at the end of May 2020 we were in lockdown and I had all the time in the world to write. I thought that this might be something I would do just until life returned to ‘normal’. How wrong I was. My words have taken me through fear, anger, frustration and I’ve finally come out on the other side; I am much happier and more content than I was before I began. I shall continue writing, perhaps in a more structured form. A book? I simply wanted to save most of my cups of coffee to say thank you Buster, Kellianne and 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Kate Sanders on Fri, Oct 08
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An iPhone/iPad app

Especially if I can use my Apple Pencil to handwrite — this would allow me to get my words in even on the two days a week I’m traveling/on my feet all day and not near a computer (as it is, I just accept the fact that I’ll never truly be a daily user).

New Feature Vote from EV on Thu, Oct 07
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An iPhone/iPad app

Especially if I can use my Apple Pencil to handwrite — it would allow me to get my words in even on the two days a week when I’m traveling and/or on my feet all day and not at a computer.

New Feature Vote from EV on Thu, Oct 07
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Secure server for writing

I want to be as sure as possible that my writing will stay private. I am new to the in’s and out’s of technology so I will be learning to assimilate in a corner of the internet that I find strangely comfortable.

New Feature Vote from Margaret Moriarity on Thu, Oct 07
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Hi everyone, a question for you. What are the green and blue stars for on the Today’s Writers page? I’ve never noticed them before.

Testimonial Note from William on Thu, Oct 07
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Kim Highsmith on Mon, Oct 04
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300Words

I recognize that everyone uses 750Words differently. As both a creative writer and academic, I tend to feel guilty if I use up my words on random lists or journaling. Also, somedays I’ll be working on editing, grading, or sending my writing to publishers—it should be less about quantity than quality. At the same time, I want to maintain a daily practice, and 750Words is a great platform and concept. My idea is a version for fewer words, maybe a minimum of 300 for slower writers who may otherwise become overwhelmed and drop the habit entirely.

New Feature Request Note from Scop Wallace on Sat, Oct 02
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Pretty incredible that this site has helped keep me accountable in writing everyday! It’s helped me get into a groove and start to understand my writing tone & voice. And sharpen my craft altogether. The best part is the mental clarity & space from having somewhere to just capture and process the craziness going on in my head sometimes! Thanks so much to the creators of this wonderful tool. xoxo

Testimonial Note from Marcy Lynn on Sat, Oct 02
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I am not a consistent or regular writer. Sometimes I think I’d like to be. But I usually find 750 words takes more time than I’ve allowed and I often go days without writing at all. Nevertheless, I keep coming back here and treasure the gift it is.

Testimonial Note from Paraic Bergin on Sat, Oct 02
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It has been so good to see how the word count rises, and realize that I can be a real writer, and write as many books as I want (I have already written 3 nonfiction but I am struggling to write a romance novel). Getting to the million word count was a big moment for me, but now that I’m well on the way to almost two million… it’s starting to seem inevitable that my dreams of finishing a 3 romance novel series will come true! Thank you Buster Benson and Kelliann!

Testimonial Note from Mazarine on Sat, Oct 02
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It has been so good to see how the word count rises, and realize that I can be a real writer, and write as many books as I want (I have already written 3 nonfiction but I am struggling to write a romance novel). Getting to the million word count was a big moment for me, but now that I’m well on the way to almost two million… it’s starting to seem inevitable that my dreams of finishing a 3 romance novel series will come true! Thank you Buster Benson and Kelliann!

Testimonial Note from Mazarine on Sat, Oct 02
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I am grateful to this site for getting me back on the proverbial writing bicycle. This month’s challenge – and my two missed days of it, Gaah! – has shown me how easy it is to forget to write, AND how great it is to have a daily writing practice. October will be my second monthly challenge – looking forward to writing each day and strengthening those muscles! To those of you who wrote every day for a month, year, decade – holy cats but y’all are such inspirations! And to those of us who miss a day and come right back – y’all are HUGE inspirations! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jeannel King on Thu, Sep 30
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New Feature Vote from F on Fri, Sep 24
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¡Cinco estrellas! Este sitio me gusta mucho, desde que lo conocí me atrapó el concepto, siento que escribir en esta página me ayuda a descargar mi mente y aclarar ideas… a veces siento que me ayuda también a procesar algunas emociones.

Testimonial Note from Miguel Manzanares Morales on Mon, Sep 20
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Firefox login problems

Hello, I’ve been struggling to log in on Firefox for a while now. Just me or is this a known issue?

New Feature Request Note from aguirre on Mon, Sep 20
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3 Million Words Badge

So it’s hard for me to believe, but I have written three million words. Wow. Is it possible to get a three million word badge on board?

New Feature Request Note from Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons on Sat, Sep 18
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Oh hi. I just earned my 1,000-day streak squirrel badge. I can’t believe it. I feel so free. I love that I have a record of what I’ve been doing and how I’ve been feeling over the past 3.5 years (I started my current streak after breaking a 200-day streak). So many days I struggled to reach 750 words. Others I had a hard time stopping at 2,000. I know this site has made me a better stream-of-consciousness writer. A faster writer, a clearer writer. I’ve gotten to know myself better. I think I might take a break now. Anyway, thanks for making this site, writing every day for 1,000 days has been a really fun journey for me!

Testimonial Note from Victoria Okay on Fri, Sep 17
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Just a few weeks ago, I decided to start 750 words seriously and try to see what my writing streak would be. In addition to being on a 40+ day streak, I have found the writing stats to be most helpful. I like the stats showing mindset, etc. and it has helped me direct (guide) myself out of those days of funk and into a much better mindset. Enough so that I have encouraged family and friends to take advantage of this site and become members.

Additionally, it is aiding me to get into gear for NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) for which I have participated in since 2008. Another added benefit has been the ability to see where certain struggles have been in my life and work on those. When you write from the heart and mind, it really does help see the soul and self-reflect on areas that may need work.

And lastly, when I write down all my thoughts daily it allows me to feel more rested and relaxed…like a weight has been lifted. Not to mention all the snippets of short stories, poetry, and novel ideas that seem to appear. Did I mention characters too?

Write on friends!

Testimonial Note from Renda on Thu, Sep 16
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Improve the writing page

It would be great to have the option to hide the word count until you hit 750!

New Feature Vote from Jennifer Gigantino on Thu, Sep 16
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I’ve been writing on this site since 2013 off and on, and it’s always helped my creative flow and helped me process some major life events too. My mom is currently dying of brain cancer and being able to write out my thoughts every morning is helping keep me grounded and present. It really helps knowing my writing is private, and that even I probably won’t go back and read most of it. It allows me to feel free to dump anything and everything onto the page. I would definitely feel lost without this site right now. Thank you so much for creating this space.

Testimonial Note from Elaine on Mon, Sep 13
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After my transplant, it was recommended I start seeing a therapist. While waiting to get an appointment, this site was recommended to me to help clear my mind and think through things. I’m glad I did. It’s been a great way to empty my brain at the end of a day.

Testimonial Note from Marianne E Schmidt on Sun, Sep 12
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Thank you, Buster and Kellianne. After nearly nine years, I’m still using this site consistently to process my thoughts, practice writing, and as a scratch pad for ideas. This site is a blessing to me. And I am grateful!

Testimonial Note from William on Sun, Sep 12