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

Jill Sampson
Juliet Parrott-Merrell
Eli Mann
Kimber Lockhart
Megan Gianniny
alithea seemann
Laura Gallaher
Cass Adair
C. S.
Michael Guldan
Melissa Scavetta
Tiffany Dubuc
Danielle Leslie
kjell m sands
Kory Basaraba
Freddy Hiebert
Travis Lee Michael
Kate Griffin
Chelsea Ann Miller
Lisa Perrine Brown
Al Jeffery
Daniel Ice
Matt Lai
Ian Hoch
Elzabieta P. Kosmicki
Sarah Brown
Qian L
Jason Welsh
David Koosis
Cristina Williams
Armando Leite
Dylan Thomas
Grace Garwood
Chinh Pham
Katy Ardans
Nikole Langjahr
Alana Reynolds
Lu Mueller-Kaul
Lauren Matheson
Tamara DaSantos
Niki M
Irene O'Connor
Heather Vorhies
Soren Ivar Petersen
Patti Chan
Eric B. Hutchinson
Andrew Jeffery
Lindsay Thrift Politi
Kobus Stanton
Paco Sinbad
Donna Zuckerberg
David Butterfield
Lukas Sonntag
Tim Smith
Elizabeth Orcutt
Karen Redd
Mark Rudin
Maxine C Vaccarella
Claire Hattie
Jessica Malice
Susan Smith Webb
Suzanne Fox
Steph Christopher
Alex Balsells
Ellen Olson
Annette Turducken
Rob Cosh
Nate Phillips
Jason Rothgeb
Carol Kruse
Rob Head
Devin Dearing Preston
lindsay joy gillies
Josh F
Katherine Liu
Megan Rees
Kristen A
Samsarah Morgan
Robin James O'Hara
Juliet Wahleithner
Nick Laurence
Jenny Reed
Angie Capece
Maria Johnson
Gwenan Sykes

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Man, I just love this 750 word thing. this is great. I started doing morning pages, but couldn’t do them in the morning, when all-of-a-sudden I found this place. BAM! I immediately started writing. I had a great beginning and then hit some road bumps but now I’m back in the swing of things. But let me tell you, you don’t have to write 750 words, you can write 800 or 1000 or 1200. Write now I am writing at least 1000 words a day and my goal is to raise it to 1500 words a day. What I am trying to say is Write and enjoy this webpage. Thank you for creating this. It’s wonderful and as helped me stop procrastinating. Now I am writing 1100 words a day average. Keep up the good work. [email protected]

Testimonial Note from It's MIke Sandoval on Sat, Sep 26
1 cup

I have felt a sense of… relief since I started writing here. I have so many ideas and they always end up staying in my head. It feels great letting it out.

Testimonial Note from Alan Pedraza on Fri, Sep 25
5 cups

I signed up for the September challenge, didn’t make it, so a donation was made to the Irish Emergency Alliance. Thanks for keeping the site going for all these years!

Testimonial Note from Mary Sekiya on Thu, Sep 24
1 cup

Wow, what to write? I have used 750 words to practice my Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Journaling, to write about the ancient philosophy of Stoicism, and to vent about various and sundry life things. My therapist loves it when I write daily and download the “pages” to discuss at sessions. I know this writing has helped with my chronic depression as it provides an avenue for free expression and thought that I struggle to get when I write on paper. I do not always sign up for the month and I notice that when I do not make this writing a habit, I backslide a lot. So it is a $60/year well spent. Unfiltered, safe, free writing. Thanks so much!!!

Testimonial Note from Danielle Stevens on Wed, Sep 23
15 cups

Thank you for holding me to account, for making sure that I work, every day, towards meeting my writing goals. I love 750 words and have recommended it to many of my author friends.

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Wed, Sep 23
1 cup
A better mobile site

My most vivid writing inspirations AND my most foggy creative inspirations, mistaken for lucidity, come when I am tired just before falling asleep. I did keep a pen & paper at my bedside, until for some crazy reason my wife did not like piles of scribbled on paper beginning to mimic a sedimentary rock formation. I would LOVE for to be more mobile, so I can have better records of my creativity and throw out the crap ideas and sift for the more lucid thoughts more easily than scrapping away at my bedside sedimentary late night notes collection!

New Feature Vote from Thaddeus Nespeca on Wed, Sep 23
1 cup

I had been writing for 250 days and I missed a day a yesterday ( I have not ides how, I never forget) and I have been feeling extra bad as I will not complete this month’s challenge for the very first time. And then it struck me, how the habit of writing has happened just by me trying to reach one achievement after the next and before I knew it I was writing everyday. I am not a writer by profession but hope to be and 750 Words has given me a platform to get me closer to making my dream a reality. They make this fun, and I am grateful it exists. I think everyone should give it try!

Testimonial Note from Nidhi Sinha on Mon, Sep 21
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New Feature Vote from Kira Sparkles on Mon, Sep 21
1 cup

I need someone to contact me as I’m a paid member and can not access the site to write, I have sent two emails. It’s a fabulous medium and I love it, but incredibly frustrated as I can’t write at the moment and nobody is contacting me.

Testimonial Note from Barb McGuire on Sun, Sep 20
64 cups

I am so grateful to Buster and Kellianne. This site is central to my writing process. I am glad that someone knows how many words I wrote and how long it took to dictate those words. Plus I get an electronic sticker to show me that their appreciation is sincere. I feel they are saying, “Keep working. WE love how hard you work ,and how much thought that you put into your work. The end result is less important than the work you are doing. We have faith you will write what you truly want to write and what you think is beautiful and true. Keep working,”
Writing is lonely but knowing there are two cheering me on makes a difference. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Fri, Sep 18
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Natalie L on Thu, Sep 17
1 cup

750 Words is essential. It’s where I come to empty my head of the things I’ve seen, heard, and felt that day – I pour them out so that the best images can have more space in there to grow strong and bright.

Testimonial Note from Natalie L on Thu, Sep 17
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Cath Bignell on Tue, Sep 15
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Cath Bignell on Tue, Sep 15
100 cups

I have not written a testimonial note before, but I cannot emphasize enough how much 750words has done over the past 8+ years. I have committed countless hours and millions of words to this website and still going strong. It has very much become a constant in my life. It has helped me as a writer, but been a boon for my mental well-being as well.

Testimonial Note from Alex Downs on Wed, Sep 09
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The counter, the monthly challenges and the badges are the tools you use to motivate your users to behave and do their writing every day and, speaking from experience, ALL of them work very well, and I’m thankful they are features of the site. I just wish that there could be a few more badges that make you explore some kind of particular behavior (like the morning/evening ones), topic or way of writing. I am sure new creative ideas can be explored, and I am sure they will always be welcome – everyone loves them and they serve as a huge motivation, and the more there are, the happier everyone will be. _

New Feature Vote from Y G on Tue, Sep 08
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More badges for accomplishments

Motivation needed for more badges. Any updates on 750 V2? Like the idea of a badge for any writing on any day. Maybe a “Keep Calm and Keep Writing” badge. I like collecting my badges just because. Procrastination is easy, even during the virus shutdown. New badges are welcome!

New Feature Vote from Dr. Bessie on Sat, Sep 05
1 cup

I have found it difficult to focus on prayer, to take time out from the day and spend time taking my thoughts to God. This is an amazing way of doing it – clearing my mind, writing down things that would have gone unsaid, uncovering deep longings and concerns that would have gone unnoticed. Thank you for a great site.

Testimonial Note from David Sim on Sat, Sep 05
2 cups

This is the second time I joined 750 words. My first attempt clearly shows lack of interest. But after what I heard from mentors about the benefits of writing daily. Immediately this site is top of mind. And so far I like how it’s making an impact on how I can make my thoughts organize and it gives me clarity because I can just throw everything here. Thanks to the admins for their assistance on my inquiries. Plus, I love the badges. It gives me a clear view of the goal I want to achieve.

Testimonial Note from Kikoman on Fri, Sep 04
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New Feature Vote from Professor SS19 on Fri, Sep 04
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Testimonial Note from Kate Sanders on Fri, Sep 04
1 cup

I don’t drink much coffee, but when I do I like it very strong, hence spending most of my cups on this entry. I’ve just earned my Phoenix badge and am super-proud!
Thank you 750 words for giving me some focus in my life. I began at the end of May after discovering you by chance. The lockdown (confinement as we say here in France) was nearly 3 months in and many were getting cabin fever, needing some new routines. As others have already said, it has been my lifeline. For me too it’s being accountable to myself for sitting at my desk, usually very early in the morning while it’s quiet, putting finger to keyboard, before cats start demanding food or my partner stirs and I make a second pot of tea. I’ve had competitions with myself. How fast can I write my entry? Can I change to writing at a different time of day so that I can get another badge? What’s my best time of day for writing? The badges, the wall of awesomeness, seeing how many remain in a monthly challenge, seeing my days of writing stack up. All these have encouraged me when I don’t know what words will come out from day to day. I’ve struggled sometimes with a loss of internet connection meaning that my entry for that day was stopped half way through and begun again many hours later.
What of the future? Will I work to increase my typing speed and go for the Cheetah badge? I quite fancy writing a lot more each day and reaching for the NaNo (50,000 words in a month is a lot though.) There are many possibilities. I just plan for the moment to keep going towards my next goal, the Pterodactyl, and to know that maybe I do have a book idea inside me. Kellianne and Buster I salute you.

Testimonial Note from Kate Sanders on Fri, Sep 04
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Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Cawnen on Thu, Sep 03
3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Cawnen on Thu, Sep 03
3 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Cawnen on Thu, Sep 03
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Having an iPhone app would be a dream come true! There are times where I’m not in front of my computer. However, I always have my phone with me. Can you please make it happen?

New Feature Vote from Ilaria Mangiardi on Thu, Sep 03
1 cup

750 helps me get rid of all the thoughts that plague me lol.

Testimonial Note from Amy Marie Ansell on Thu, Sep 03
2 cups

Resurrecting my daily writing practice has really helped me get a routine going these past months. My work has pretty much disappeared and although I’m fairly easily amused, I was in danger of falling into an abyss of getting up late and spending all day making dinner. 750 words has helped me get some focus and inspired me to learn to be a better writer.

Testimonial Note from E Brookes on Wed, Sep 02
1 cup

Thank you, Thank you, Than you. This takes the books Bird by Bird and writing down the Bones and puts them to work. The book proceeds day by day entry by entry. First person, third person practice. Deaths in the family
Cancer, it matters not. Covid I see it as “God’s little time out” for the world. Write, tell your stories fellow writers… thank you Buster and Kelliann,

Testimonial Note from Joseph Kane on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

I finally finished a monthly challenge! Better yet, I got a proposal drafted!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Tue, Sep 01