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

Patrick Williams
Emily McDermott
Tom Perrine
Tarah Moser
Chi V
Rain Song
Jaime Faulkner
David Qin
Nicollette Barsamian
Cyndy Chisare
Barbara Wissmann
Michael McCarthy
Mariah Hanley
Susan Van Cleave
Claudia Ahl
Kristina Bartleson
Joe Gallegos
Adam Sheehan
Lynn E. O'Connor
David Schaich
Dana DuTerroil
Brianna Case
Mitchell Smith
Sophie Lippert
Kathryn Randall
Marian Darlington-Hope
Philip Gianfortoni
Christie Day-Gee
Lisa Check
ES Wright
ted gordon
heidi iffland
Paz Paulsen-Sacks
Atosa Melody Babaoff
Emma Bust
George W Bullard Jr
Abhijeet Gaiha
Jill Fairchild
Tophat Banjo
Cheryl Wollner
Kris Olson
Ryan Benson
Ian Hillan
David L. Medearis
Reinhard Krenn
Michael Wurster
Louise Usher
Caitlin S
Chet Sandberg
Paul Corteville
Leah Meadows
Elizabeth Rian
Terri Homyard
Michelle Anne Roxas
James LaBelle
Lynda Elliott Goyzueta
Sue Newgas
Francesca Phillips
Michelle Greene
Terie Engelbrecht
Jessica Schickel
Edward Wooding
Ryan Lanier
Estelle Laure
Marie Ellen
Lynn Drees
Frank Ochoa
Melissa Chai
Juan G. Cuevas
Itsme Notme
Murray Ingram
Katelin Safford
Denyse Shannon
Vanessa V.
Jessica Kraus Adkins
Jason Ballard
Vicky Fraser
Meryl Walker
Jackie Breezer
Sharon K. Maybrier
Helen Hawken
Hannah Boehmer
Jennifer Hunt
LuAnn S. Di Paglia
Caroline Button
Alicia Andrzejewski
Mary McLaughlin
John L Ware

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Minseung Kim on Sun, Mar 01
1 cup

I owe you 20.00 for failing the February Challenge. The extra 3.00 is for a cuppa mud or a cold brew for you guys. Thx

Testimonial Note from rich graham on Sun, Mar 01
1 cup

750 words is a practical and useful way to find out how you feel about something. For instance I just learned a few hours ago that my son-in-law has kidney cancer and the prognosis is that he will have less than 12 months to live. Well of course I feel sad and achey, but what does that mean in my relationship with him and with my daughter. The feelings are more, though. The physical part as well as the emotional part of being healing and supportive…well I will figure that out by writing 750 words. Probably I will revisit this thread often.

Testimonial Note from Nancy Swaim on Sun, Mar 01
1 cup

I’m new….44 days in and have not missed a day. It is a great way to clear my head, get stuff down that’s rolling around in my head, and start the day on a positive note. Glad I found it!!!

Testimonial Note from Richard Swiss on Sun, Mar 01
7 cups

Seven months of writing every day, except that one day i forgot :(

Nevertheless I showed up after that, which is a huge personal accomplishment and completely out of character.

I am so grateful for this space – a place to dump my thoughts, tease out ideas, see myself and my patterns clearly, experiment with metaphor, hatch projects – thank you SO MUCH.

Testimonial Note from Treasa Levasseur on Sat, Feb 29
1 cup

I discovered 750 words and began writing in January. I had used Morning Pages from The Artist’s Way before, but I set the bar too high, 1700 words a day, so it was hard to keep it up! 750 words worked perfectly for me. I started out just writing my thoughts for the day and sometime in the beginning of February, I decided to use it to write the first draft of a novel/play that has been nagging me to write it. And now I have my first 20 pages of that book. I took the February challenge and wrote every day of the month and I will continue this in March. Writing has become a part of my day, one of the things I do before I get to the work I need to do for the day. Thak you! I love 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Joel Brent Adams on Sat, Feb 29
1 cup

This has been an extremely difficult and challenging time of my life and 750 words has helped me write whatever comes to my mind about what is going on in my world. And if I don’t feel like writing about the hard stuff, I simple write a short (very short!) story! I have never been this consistent with anything in my life! Thanks 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Mary Hamm on Thu, Feb 27
1 cup

Thinking about it some thought strike my mind: Ever man has his down days. But sometimes it may be the start of a negative though spiral. I had my share of that, but since I started writing every day, the bad days happened but somehow the spiraling into worse days did not happen. Somehow I was able to lift my head up and regain self control and realistic positivism much quicker than before. I think 750 words helped with that!

Testimonial Note from Emil de Villiers on Thu, Feb 27
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Sarah Drake on Thu, Feb 27
1 cup
Ability to hide word count

I’d love to be able to hide the word count as sometimes I find myself writing to the 750 words and then stopping rather than stopping when I’m done.
Maybe just a button on the writing page to hide the word count and not show a complete pop up unless you unhide it?

New Feature Request Note from Emily McDermott on Wed, Feb 26
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I would love more badges! I like the idea of accomplishing things and the badges help inspire this.

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Tue, Feb 25
2 cups
More text analysis

I would like more text analysis on the frequently used words. I’ve noticed that there are some words I only use once or twice that pop up in my frequently used words.

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Tue, Feb 25
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Earning the badges was a real encouragement when I first started on 750 words. Now I’m further along and have all the easy wins, it is taking a lot longer to earn the next badge. There’s only so much saying “only three months of writing until the next badge” can do to inspire and motivate.

New Feature Vote from Liz is reading on Mon, Feb 24
10 cups
Stats for different languages

So, I am aware this must have been discussed in the past, but anyway, here’s my two cents. I’ve seen how other writers have these beautiful graphs that show their mindset, time orientation and feelings. I understand this only works for anyone writing consistently in English, and I would love if it were possible for me and others who write in different languages to also get these stats. I would be willing to put time myself to forward this. The language is euskara (Basque).

New Feature Request Note from Jokin Erkoreka on Thu, Feb 20
10 cups
Stats for different languages

So, I am aware this must have been discussed in the past, but anyway, here’s my two cents. I’ve seen how other writers have these beautiful graphs that show their mindset, time orientation and feelings. I understand this only works for anyone writing consistently in English, and I would love if it were possible for me and others who write in different languages to also get these stats. I would be willing to put time myself to forward this. The language is euskara (Basque).

New Feature Request Note from Jokin Erkoreka on Thu, Feb 20
10 cups

I wrote so little over the last couple of years. Last year was such a pain. Not only was I in the middle of renovations for my home, but I broke my wrist. I was so crushed. But, I went to physio, continued my renos, sold my home and purchased another.

What was in question (and still has been) is my desire to earn a comfortable living from writing. I was not sure I could make a go of this type of life.

To answer that I have to thank. Let me go back to last fall. I moved into my new home and became terribly ill. Guess my immune system was pretty low. So fast-forward to December 2019. I was recuperating and rebuilding my strength.

On December 28th, I came home to 750words to begin writing. I joined the challenge in January 2020. I missed 2 days and didn’t meet my full quota on 4 different days, but I see the January challenge as a win for myself. It proved that I do have staying power. Now I have a daily planner and record my writing information. Every day I meet the mark with 750words, I give myself a heart sticker.

I joined the February challenge and am in 19 days. Overall, I have 26 straight days of writing. Woo hoo!.

I didn’t look forward to coming up with 750 words. Though I continued to write, my brain dumps evolved into stories, partial stories, inspired. Nothing New York Times worthy. Yet. No longer do I struggle to find 750 words that make sense. And now, well my dream of writing full-time while living off my earnings is viable.

Never quit. YOU are worth it!

Testimonial Note from Evelyn Marentette on Wed, Feb 19
1 cup
Novel challenge

Some of the greatest authors of all time commit to writing 500 words a day towards a novel and over 10 years produce many great works. Maybe offering a feature that is tailored towards this because it is an incredible format that would help those who struggle to stick to writing to continue to write. Maybe it could be an additional feature or maybe there are those out there who would use that format only. Basically it could look the same but have statistics that are based off not the individual but the story itself.
thank you

New Feature Request Note from Ryan O'heron on Wed, Feb 19
6 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I am giving away all my cups of patronage for a mobile app. I know Buster is in the middle of revamping 750 words and I also know he has an app on his list. Even then, I am want to give my cups to show my eagerness to be able to quickly jot down my thoughts via my iphone. I hope to see it happen real soon.

New Feature Vote from Siri P on Mon, Feb 17
1 cup

Years ago, I started writing Morning Pages in longhand and it was an amazing experience, which resulted in landing a contract to write two training manuals for which I was paid $10,000. The reason I think it happened is because of my intentions that I set down to paper each morning. There’s something really powerful that takes place when we write our intentions down. Now that I’ve found 750 words, I’m thrilled to have this safe space to write all my thoughts, wishes and desires. Thank you to the creators of 750 Words and to this community of other writers who keep going day after day. Y’all inspire me!

Testimonial Note from Regina Arnold on Mon, Feb 17
2 cups

Well, I bombed out of the February challenge, so here’s my $10, as promised. I’m still proud of myself for making a two-week streak!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Sat, Feb 15
1 cup

Doing my “morning pages” on 750 words has given me both a platform where I can express myself and motivation to do it . These small visible achievnements like seeing the count of words written and days of progress keeps the motivation going strong! Thank you for the confirmation how small things matter!!!!

Testimonial Note from Rasa Monciunskaite on Fri, Feb 14
1 cup

I am obsessed with 750-Words because it makes me consistent with my writing. I have also found that through 750-Words, I have become more creative, insightful and confident in both writing and speaking. I am mad about the counters, badges and trackers because they push me to keep working. All of these are important little rewards for me and help keep me motivated and encouraged. Journaling in 750-Words is my private little secret and has become an intimate part of me. The day would just not be complete unless I’ve jotted down my 750-Words.

Testimonial Note from Wandering Willie on Fri, Feb 14
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Could you add a total word stat to the all time stats on the this month page?

New Feature Vote from being my best on Thu, Feb 13
5 cups

Since finding 750 words I have switched between this and the Meditation game Playne on Steam for different forms of self-reflection.

While I would never say I don’t have the need to look internally as much (no longer on anti-depressants and am now in a healthy mind state) I have switched from needing 750 Words as self-medication and refection to a way to remind and motivate myself to just……..write.

Thank you so much for this platform <3

Testimonial Note from Andrea Myers on Wed, Feb 12
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from being my best on Wed, Feb 12
1 cup
Help for Newbies

Perhaps a little intro for a brand new writer on 750 words. Step 1, Step 2, etc. I didn’t know I was supposed to be typing straight on to the page with the date. I wrote my first two days on pages.

New Feature Request Note from Susan Mall on Tue, Feb 11
1 cup

I can’t tell you how much 750 words has changed my life. I have had writing something, a blog or a book, as a goal for a while now but have never been able to get started. Doing this for 28 days now, I find myself so driven. I have my thoughts clear. I am writing was more than 750 words everyday. I am so grateful that I found this. I have recommended this to several people, especially those who are not in the habit of writing regularly. I am so excited to see where it takes me!

Testimonial Note from Nidhi Sinha on Mon, Feb 10
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Valkyrie Song on Fri, Feb 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Valkyrie Song on Fri, Feb 07
3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I probably wouldn’t try writing 750 words on my iPhone—I’m 60 and woefully slow with my thumbs—but I’d love to have an iPad app as I travel with my iPad and a portable keyboard often. Thank you for this lovely, clean interface. I love having a place to write that is uncluttered and doesn’t distract me with bells, whistles, chat capability, blog posts, ads… 750Words is the best.

New Feature Vote from Barrie Trinkle on Thu, Feb 06