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

Hilary Welter
Julia Moak
Dharma1088
E Williams
Barbara Daniels
Cheryl Riley
Marjorie Hakala
Stacey Broder
Lisa Cavanaugh
sisfache
Rodrigo Medina Garcia
Shane Metcalf
Amy Wu
Vivienne Gautrey
@Pennyspy
Matthew Peltier
Mabelline Person
John Rae
guisician
Sarah Hannah-Spurlock
Michelle J Norton
JM
Shadowsinger
M S
Steve Garvin
Jamie Perez
Melissa Gold
Sean Bryant
Lorraine Freeney
Álvaro Ortiz
Mitchell Vandiver
Marilyn Walker
ananda kientz
Daniel O'Shoney
Rachael Leggett
Elizabeth Lanna
Paul Krznaric
Hannah Josephine
Kat Thompson
Stephen Mann
shona
Alison Hadley Lenertz
Kevin G
Vicky
Katie L
Jeff Molenda
Beth Brody
Hadi Kubba
teresa dial
Charlie Regan
David Abbott
Miranda Mayston
Darryl Dexter
Deborah Leigh
Ghena El Hariri
Christine Gutierrez
Anne McGuffey
Frederik Wallace
Melanie McKinnon
hopeadrift
JD Weakley
Sharon Landon
Diana Stahl
Sholenny ferreira
Kevin Skaalure
Lena Seckman
yvette vega
Christina Fraggos
Sarah Cook
Emily K Ronald
Erin Y
Laurie Phipps
Drake Fitzsimmons
Bonnie Gamez
Grace C
Anna Cartella
Jessie Dotson
Nicole M Bergstrom
Bj
Aimee Ryan
No Cure For That
Katie Burke
Rachel Shubin
Tanna
Marta Swarthout
Louise Davis
Marilyn Weekes
Cassandra Fussen
Kent Mogstad
Rachel Downey
Chris Jones
Paul Garnett
Danielle Peloquin
Cody Daniel
Chat Errant
Lisa White
Sian Hughes
pg
Stink Foot
Brenda Little

Notes of inspiration from members

10 cups

I just completed 50,000 words for August and got my NaNo badge for my effort. I can’t begin to tell you all how exciting this is for me. I had previously attempted NaNoWriMo for several November’s and never reached the goal. This site gave me the space to take on the challenge and it was just awesome. No matter what your writing goals, this is definitely the site to write on. I love it and I have grown so much as a writer this past year. I am 24 days away from the Pegasus Badge and I am over the top excited about that as well. It has helped with the procrastination and the blank page. I admit some of my content at times were wayward words but my fingers were still dancing on the keyboard forming the habit that a real writer needs to possess. A writer writes and daily writing here is the best thing ever. Go for it and stick with it. For any aspiring writer it is so well worth it.

Testimonial Note from Dee Bostic on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup

I started 750words on a whim during the last week of Camp NaNoWriMo and it got me from severely under my goal to actually reaching it. The next month, I threw caution to the wind and tried writing the grand 50k in one month. While I didn’t reach it, I did get really close, which is something I’ve never done before! 750words has given me tangible goals and rewards to reach for, as well as the permission to write bad, as long as I’m still writing. I haven’t missed a single day since I signed up, and I don’t plan on it any time soon! This website really has changed my life. I used to be a ‘writer’, and now I’ve written more since I signed up than I have in years. There’s not enough ways to say thank you for this website!

Testimonial Note from Max O. on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup

750 Words has shown me that daily spontaneous writing takes only 10 or 15 minutes. It doesn’t have to be a Big Thing that eats up my other writing time. And nearly every day, it clarifies my thoughts or priorities, or sparks a new idea or two. Completely worthwhile.

I also love that my writing disappears when I’m done. I know it’s archived and I can get it back, but I feel free to write honestly or exaggerate or complain, and those pages won’t be hanging around visible next time I visit the website. Much better than having to open a document and scroll down and then store it somewhere myself.

Thanks for this elegant tool; I’m 60 days in and loving it.

Testimonial Note from grrlpup on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup

I’m feeling so pleased with myself because I went away for a week and my rattly old laptop doesn’t travel well. So I left it behind and still managed to keep up my streak!

Sometimes it was my friend’s laptop, which doesn’t even run the same OS as mine. Sometimes I even wrote on my phone in bed because the kids were running riot in the living room. One night I even wrote on my phone in a station waiting room after my train was cancelled. It wasn’t easy, but I stuck at it. Just goes to show what the lure of the badges can do for productivity.

Testimonial Note from Nicholas Kiddle on Thu, Aug 31
2 cups

I am grateful for this site which has enabled me to write daily when I struggled to do so before. Fan for Life!

Testimonial Note from Jaimee Walls on Thu, Aug 31
9 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from dragonfly on Thu, Aug 31
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Something that syncs well and is just as simple as the online site please :)

New Feature Vote from dragonfly on Thu, Aug 31
1 cup
Mobile App

Sometimes I just want to type it out in a mobile app since I don’t always carry a computer with me.

New Feature Request Note from Nadia Shaw on Tue, Aug 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I think the badge for 750 days would be very appropriate.
It would coincide with the naming of this resource and be a good milestone for those who wander in the badgeless desert between 500 and 1000 days… ))

New Feature Vote from Geniyat Issin on Mon, Aug 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Improve ease of use

New Feature Vote from Marc Theriot on Mon, Aug 28
15 cups

I found this site through the Freelance Writing site.

750Words is exactly the place I needed to shake off the regimen of writing for money, to re-establish writing every day. I used Morning Pages off and on for many years, but this site is the best place for me. In fact, coming here is the first thing I do every morning, and my days are better for it.

This is a uncomplicated place to write and then receive feedback about that writing. I just quit a gamified habit building site because it is very complicated, requires a lot time to maintain, and just was not engaging.

I am approaching a full year of writing every day; I look forward to writing every day for a long, long, time.

Thank you, Buster and Kelliiane, your work has enriched my life.

Testimonial Note from marcia shannon on Mon, Aug 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I almost always have my iPad with me and usually use it for writing. I NEED an iPad App – definitely.

New Feature Vote from Reiner Knudsen on Mon, Aug 28
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’d love to see some extensions of existing badges: more badges for consecutive entries under 20 minutes, for writing at morning/night, etc. I’m (kind of sadly) motivated by that kind of thing and it would provide a little extra oomph during the long droughts between 30 and 100 entries, etc.

New Feature Vote from Chris L on Sat, Aug 26
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I’d like to be able to set up separate multiple projects.

New Feature Vote from Simon Brauner-Cave on Sat, Aug 26
1 cup

Out of the blue, I receive the notification that I got the badge for 250,000 words – Wow, I never thought I had written so much! I’m really happy and plan to keep on writing as long as I can.

Testimonial Note from Diego Zamboni on Fri, Aug 25
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I don’t know about the rest of you but I really love the badges. I didn’t get many gold stars in school so this is like a do over for me. I am shooting for the Nano badge this month with only 7 more days to reach 50,000. I am going to get there. It is so therapeutic for me to get all my stuff out and know that it is safe and I can return to it whenever I need to. This site is the best thing that has happened to me in a while. It sure beats going to see a shrink. LOL Hope all of you writers find the joy that I have. Really, really love the badges. Happy writing everyone.

New Feature Vote from Dee Bostic on Thu, Aug 24
21 cups

My best friend had a bit of an emotional crisis this week, so decency compelled me to give up my 22 day streak and call her. Back to the egg I go, and the Albatross was within my grasp…heavy sigh. Who knows if I will ever nab that squirrel?

I am unspeakably grateful for 750Words, though. Since graduating with my undergrad degree in Creative Writing, I have struggled and struggled to build and maintain a daily writing habit with minimal success. I am just one of those people who needs a shove every day, or a million other little things will find their way between me and my words. This site has been that shove for me for almost two years now – in a gentle, encouraging way.

With the help of 750Words, I’m setting a goal to have the rough draft of my current fiction project done by the end of May next year – and also to bag the Phoenix by that time! Thank you. Thank you so much. I would be so lost without this little sanctuary… and would probably still be struggling to even start a novel, let alone write through to the end.

Testimonial Note from Amy Roth on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup

I first discovered the morning pages when I picked up a copy of The Artist’s Way almost twenty years ago. That book had a profound effect on me, and i adopted the practice of the morning pages for secret years. But like so many other things, it faded from my life over time as responsibilities and other details came and went. I was therefore very pleased to discover this website a month ago, as recommended by a friend The last 30 days have been only a pure delight to begin my day with some writing, and a part of me feels very blessed and thankful that I have returned to the morning pages. Thank you to Buster and Kellianne for creating and maintaining this wonderful gift of a website.

Testimonial Note from Sean Boynton on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Have descriptions of the different emotional stats when you reach the 750 words goal.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup

I love it here. Thanks so much for creating this space and for making it a safe and caring environment.

Testimonial Note from SLA on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup

This has allowed me to complete a task daily that not only benefits my writing skills but allows me to complete a task (although small) and feel like I’ve accomplished something.

Testimonial Note from Darryl Kaneyuki on Sat, Aug 19
10 cups
More stats on the Eternity page

I would love to know what my longest streak is. I was somewhere in the 130’s and realized that I missed a day this week and now am not sure just how long my streak was before I broke it. I know I could count the days, but that would be tedious…

New Feature Vote from Caroline Qureshi on Fri, Aug 18
1 cup
Less email notifications

As someone who values an empty inbox, I don’t need a reminder email to tell me when I HAVE completed my words – just when I haven’t!

New Feature Request Note from Joseph James on Fri, Aug 18
1 cup

perfect

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Aug 18
2 cups

750 Words is the first time in my life I’ve been able to consistently journal on a daily basis. It now feels as necessary and helpful as exercising and eating vegetables. Something about 750 Words just works in a way that my 20 years of previous attempts haven’t.

Testimonial Note from martha hipley on Thu, Aug 17
1 cup
More text analysis

Mostly, I’m too busy dumping my thoughts to care about the text analysis anymore, but sometimes I like to see how accurate or inaccurate my analysis is. Sure, let’s see how you can improve upon this? Make it more accurate.

New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, Aug 16
1 cup
Mobile version or app

I’d love to be able to write on my phone. I don’t think it needs to be very fancy, just word count and connected to my account.

New Feature Request Note from Katherine Repage on Tue, Aug 15