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

Marc Tretin
Buster Benson
kate beswick
Christine Degner
Karl Schembri
Lily Marks
Robert John Metcalf
James Edward Hervey
SK Gaski
JG de Vries
Noah Stetzer
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Carol Ladewig
Chris Davidson
Sam Young
Christine Leal Walsh
Miss Tea
Grant Faulkner
Chris A.
Shelby Gibbs
Neeraj Hirani
Nick S.
Ilus Elu
Fuzzy Violette
Alison Bartley
David Michaels
Jesse Bowline
Brian Hodson
Suzi Steffen
Katherine Holmes
Chad Michael Eyer
Mary Warner
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Jim Sharp
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Derrick Woolfson
Donna Grace Noyes
Gary Chou
Steven Goldman
Erik Kastner
Dan Mertz
Ransom Noble
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Nancy Carlzen
Carla Weiss
Nan S
Liz Demaree
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Marc Majcher
Bart Post
Liz Zélandais
Barbara Stevens
Hal Tepfer
Bryan Tocarz
Yvette Keller
Kellianne Benson
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond, BardicRaven
James Matsuzaki
David matthew czukiewski
Rees Davidson
Jose A. Palma
Maile Pedersen
Daniel Russo
Glenn Yuyama Hansen
Scotty A
Kim A.
Sean Isaacs
Michael Wayne Cole
Carol Kubota
John Holcroft
Crystal Darby
Lew Geer
Betsy Devine
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Hadjar Homaei
Fortunato Longok
Julie Hughes
Amina Omari
Effuah Gbor
anna thompson
samuel baugh
Jeannel King
James wood
David Ubom
Caitlin S
Ianthe M. Belisle Dempsey

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups

Kellianne has singlehandedly done more for my sanity than any other person on the planet! I’m so scatterbrained—all over the map, lots of unfinished projects—and I often write offline, hitting save only when I’m done with my 750. This is a ritual, a saving grace, a singlular point of focus in an otherwise tumultuous landscape.

It’s so silly, but having an unbroken streak makes me feel like I can be a person in the world. Like, at least I can do this thing right every day, and I am so, so grateful for the few times I’ve had an internet error, or glitch, or forgotten to hit “save,” and Kellianne has come through for me, helping me to feel like I’m back on track. I feel supported. This website has been a lifeline and essential resource for me since 2012, and I haven’t stopped writing. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Kellianne (and Buster) for all you do!

Testimonial Note from Rob Flax on Mon, Sep 18
53 cups

Because of my daily writing discipline I am now nearing 1000 consecutive writing days, I have written five books (NaNoWriMo style), and completed 12 academic papers for publication. After a while, it wasn’t just about stream of consciousness writing or brain dumping, it evolved to capturing my philosophy and frameworks on certain topics of my thought leadership and massaging here for publication.

I am so excited that my writing journey has evolved to mastery and it’s all thanks to 750words and consistency!

Testimonial Note from Dr. Monikah Ogando on Fri, Sep 01
20 cups
Secure server for writing

A secure server to protect my thoughts and creativity from being lifted and used by AI or other softwares from unsecured sites.

New Feature Vote from Ashley Burnside on Fri, Aug 04
1 cup

750words has been a great tool in making me show up to my writing every day. THe analysis I get at the end of a session is like therapy for me..I can see where I am at when I write stream of consciousness…750words..a gret way to start the day…helps us, writers, puts what’s first…writing.. Thank you, 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Renee Gurley on Thu, Aug 03
1 cup

Ordinarily I’d be devastated that I missed a day of the challenge, but, in my defense, it was my birthday weekend, I had started writing and was distracted by cake (lie) with every intention of returning to the one paragraph I managed to input. But I feel redeemed because I bet $5 for 750 words if I failed, and I failed, so I donated the sawbuck and today is Day One of the August Challenge, and I will prevail! Plus, as part of my penance, I have to eat two apple fritters from Bob’s donuts on Polk St.

Testimonial Note from Vex Kaztro on Tue, Aug 01
1 cup

This site has really inspired me to work on my craft every day. It’s the perfect procrastination killer.

Testimonial Note from Alice Hojo on Sun, Jul 23
1 cup

This site has changed my habits! I am so glad that I’ve kept an account all these years!

Testimonial Note from Christian Smith on Tue, Jun 27
1 cup

I’ve had an account long enough to be a free member, but for so long I didn’t use it. Now I’m participating in the 1000 words of summer challenge, where the goal is to write 1000 words a day, every day, for two weeks. Instead of using Scrivener or even Word, I decided to use 750 Words. It’s been great to have not only the stats tracking, but to get out of my head, to quiet the editor when right now it’s the writer’s turn. It’s been great, and I’m grateful to 750 words for existing. So thanks.

Testimonial Note from Cathie on Sun, Jun 25
1 cup

Six Years Diligent
Winning Two Million Words Badge
Double Mega Flock

Testimonial Note from PS on Wed, Jun 14
1 cup

I take a lot of writing classes. Whenever I’m asked what I hope to get out of a particular class, I always say it’s to develop a writing practice. No matter how good or plentiful the advice I got, nothing worked, Until 750 words monthly writing challenges. Turns out all I needed to develop a hardcore, daily writing practice was a false deadline. I often wait until I only have an hour to start writing my words. That way I don’t go back and edit, which is the number one cause of my mini-writers blockages. I’ll often write a thousand words before I even look down at the bottom of the page to see my progress, For a habitual editor like me, that is a feat. Now I write during the day with a lot more fluidity and forgiveness. And I still do my 750 words+++ every single night just for the sake of writing without judgment.

Testimonial Note from Vex Kaztro on Tue, May 30
15 cups

I am here again to say thank you to Team 750 and all the people writing here! I keep writing, and keep showing up, and little by little this spot has helped me climb out of many holes, many challenges, and also go into holes, with courage, to see what the heck is inside?!! I have so much gratitude for this space that exists and helps me to know I have shown up for myself, so that I can also show up for those I love, and just, heck, be a good citizen of this ailing world that needs us all to show up! Thank you thank you thank you.

Testimonial Note from nancy s on Tue, May 23
2 cups
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Zack on Mon, Apr 24
1 cup

I just started using this site a couple of months and have found it very helpful in getting my thoughts out of my head so I can focus on other things. I have to say it has kept me writing when I needed it most. I have been going through a lot in my life and I am able to just express myself when I need to. I am glad I was introduced to the site. The cost of membership is less than coffee at Starbucks and better spent. Thank you

Testimonial Note from David Wakeman on Sun, Apr 23
100 cups

First: Thanks, Kellianne for fixing my streak this month; these last few weeks have been horrendous; writing daily helped keep me sane. Second: I’m so glad I came back to this site & committed to the daily write: so many good things are opening up, at least in my mind & spirit. From there, who knows? Blessings to all!

Testimonial Note from Nancy Carlzen on Fri, Apr 21
50 cups

Thank you so, so much for restoring my streak, Kellianne. I was amazed at how devastated I felt when I thought I’d lost my lovely Griffin. I’m still in a wheelchair for the time being, and I’m not able to get much business work done, but I’m back to writing every night—and I’m feeling wonderful about that. You have helped me in my healing journey, and I’m very grateful!

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Wed, Apr 19
1 cup
Tech support

Maybe when a member has problems accessing the site, there could be some kind of response within five days? Not necessarily you two who started it…maybe a helper for an hour a day?

New Feature Request Note from Amy Haddow on Tue, Apr 18
1 cup

I completed the March challenge of writing daily and signed up for April which I’m on track to complete as well. Feels great!

Testimonial Note from Jessica Goldhammer on Tue, Apr 18
1 cup

I love this site! I suffer from a severe syndrome of procrastination and this has helped me to make time for writing. I have the hopes of completing my first book soon and I certainly hope this site helps. Thanks for what you do.

Testimonial Note from Vincent E Brown on Sun, Apr 16
5 cups

This website is like coming home to a good friend. I have been away from it for months, and suddenly felt the pull to return today. I am a writer, and will publish my first book (memoir) this fall — Yay! But my manuscript is with my editor, leaving me feel aimless, like a ship with no rudder. And that has made me feel increasingly grumpy. Yuck! Enough already … I am coming back to 750 Words to get back into alignment: mind, body, spirit. I am grateful for this website and it consistent presence!

Testimonial Note from Simone on Sun, Apr 16
1 cup

It’s very handy. :)

Testimonial Note from Marius Riley on Thu, Apr 13
1 cup

I would like names to be listed in alphabetical order on the members list, wall of awesomeness and wall of shame and the month’s challengers.

New Feature Request Note from Jessica Goldhammer on Sun, Apr 02
1 cup

I’ve been writing here since 2018 but never daily. Then I signed up and just completed the March challenge and wrote everyday and I’ve been transformed! I love the daily practice especially before bed when I dump out the day’s racing thoughts followed by a good nights sleep. Maybe they don’t have to be morning pages, evening pages work too. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jessica Goldhammer on Sun, Apr 02
1 cup
A better mobile site

I’d love to have an app where I could write on the go

New Feature Vote from Jessica Goldhammer on Sun, Apr 02
8 cups

This site has not only kept me in the daily writing game, but it has also kept my nose about water throughout my recent challenges. Merci beaucoup with much gratitude!

Testimonial Note from JuneAnn Kellogg on Sat, Apr 01
5 cups

I’ve used 750 Words to not only find out what’s going on in my conscious and subconscious, but I’ve come up with stories, essays, and even books from writing rapidly on this site.
Thank you so much, Buster and Kellianne, for helping me to continue being the writer that I am.

Testimonial Note from Joseph Sutton on Fri, Mar 31
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Having a local backup, in addition to the site connection would be helpful when traveling around the world. Sometimes, the internet connections are iffy, so an app that saved locally would be great.

New Feature Vote from Ria Loader on Fri, Mar 31
1 cup

750words is my favorite way to get a start on my day. I record dreams, keep track of energy levels, health, and projects, and I write the first 750 words of a day. I started using it during NaNoWriMo a few years back.

Testimonial Note from Ria Loader on Fri, Mar 31
1 cup

i used 750 long ago as a teen and fledgling writer.. i’m actually not sure what made me think of it again, but it was just in time to commit to a monthly challenge. here i am, one month later! building daily routines is a big part of my life right now and what a wonderful and low-stakes addition to my morning. it’s so encouraging to watch the stats stack up !

Testimonial Note from batty oakes on Fri, Mar 31
16 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Thu, Mar 30
3 cups

After using 750 words for almost 2yrs and getting some really good streaks going, I just stopped. But, I am back now and in a completely different set of life circumstances that leaves me needing to get the stuff in my head out, even if it’s just talking about daily plans or what I did for the day, etc. When you live alone after having the true love of your life with you all the time for more than 20yrs. You need to be able to share your mundane stuff and serious thoughts … somewhere. And this is how 750 Words is helping me this time around. I don’t mind living alone, but I definitely need to just vent and let out my thoughts from the day – it really makes my evenings so much better if I sit down and write just before dinner. THANK YOU.

Testimonial Note from Gaelyne Gasson on Thu, Mar 30