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 son Niko, and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Notes of inspiration from members

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This is just a Godsend! I can write and save what I have wanted to do and even though I haven’t done much I plan to do more and this is a good incentive to do so! I am excited and thank you for creating this vehicle! I love coming here.

Testimonial Note from L. Denise Jackson on Tue, Nov 05
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This site, simply helps me keep my life in order. No matter how stressed I have gotten over my final year at Uni and the barrage of work that I am involved in, draining my brain in (usually) the morning keeps me level and lets me know when I am getting out of whack. Simply, brilliant. Also, I want a dinosaur in my badge collection. One day, one day…

Testimonial Note from Ingimar Bjarni on Tue, Nov 05
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750words has been transformative for me. I am finally doing Morning Pages every day. My heart and mind are clearer and when I act, I am more emotionally available and connected to the tex than I have ever been. The positive effects abound in my personal, professional, and creative lives.

Testimonial Note from Rudy Flesher on Mon, Nov 04
1 cup
editable metadata

I sometimes make typos in my metadata entries and don’t realize it till I see that my graph has a MAJOR outlier. I appreciate that the entries cannot be edited after the day is over, but it might be nice if the metadata could be.

New Feature Request Note from mkpladsen on Mon, Nov 04
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Angel Negra on Sun, Nov 03
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750 words has been a blessing. I can already see the vast improvement in my writing. It’s helped motivate me to write everyday by engaging my competitive streaks with those badges and not wanting to break longer streaks.

It’s helped me bash out dreadfully written ideas and allowed me to take those clay ideas and craft the into genuine works of art. I’m not quite the Michelangelo of the writing world yet, but 750 words helps me think it may be possible.

Finally, I say good luck to all those brave and mad people doing NaNoWriMo this year. Best of luck.

Testimonial Note from Keeleigh Sharman on Sun, Nov 03
1 cup

Since beginning the 750 words a day I have noticed a huge difference in my attitude toward writing. In the past, it was something I dreaded almost worse than going to the barber or doctor. Now I look forward to the next day so that I may begin all over again. Thanks to the 750 words “team” for making this possible.

Testimonial Note from Glenn Roberts on Sun, Nov 03
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Debbie Tan on Sun, Nov 03
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Come on fellow writers! We can do it!! Maybe we should get t-shirts or club jackets?! :)

One Month Challenge Bounty from Patricia Young on Sun, Nov 03
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More badges for accomplishments

I know it may be corny – but I love the badges! I’m just 40 something days in – and the big bird is much appreciated – but thats a long road to the next level. I’d be happy to help with badge suggestions if you’d like? :) turtle – thoughtful & steady, dog – faithful & unconditional love, cat – independent & wild, thoroughbred – fast & focused, bear – protective & strong, hawk – sharp & precise, sushi – delicious

New Feature Vote from Patricia Young on Sun, Nov 03
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I’ve written all my life, from journaling to poetry, short story, children stories – but it was not until I was at one of my lowest darkest places, that the opportunity to attend a writers retreat in Montana in August came to be, that I ever considered to take my writing to another level. Since attending the retreat and beginning this journey in words – 750 Words has been instrumental in creating a safe place to express anything I want, from there comes inspiration, feelings pour out anew onto the page – it is what I begin my day with – setting me up for success. Everything seems to flow more easily. I’ve only just begun, how everything points in this direction, how things have lined up. In just a few months since I’ve started, the people, experiences, critiques, mentors, editors have seen the improvements. Reassuring me I"m on the right path. I honestly do not feel I would have made these advancements, in this time frame without 750 Words. I LOVE the badges, and all the aspects of the site – I’ve learned more about myself which of course then helps enrich my writing. Its a win-win for everyone. Thank You Thank You Buster and Kellieanne – for your creativity, thoughtfulness, brilliance, fun and taking time to help each of us when we reach out – you always reach back. Breathe Deep, Think Peace
Patty

Testimonial Note from Patricia Young on Sun, Nov 03
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So I wrote 3,010 words yesterday. But I forgot to write some of them on here – there goes my streak. I wasn’t far from 1,000 :(
I’m doing NaNoWriMo. I’ll be writing a lot more than 750 words a day, so I’m going away for the month. May come back in December …

One Month Challenge Bounty from Sonya on Sun, Nov 03
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Prompts!

I’m not sure if this has already been suggested or not, but I’d love to have an optional “prompts” or “exercises” feature. Something to kick-start your words for the day. So at the top of your daily page, you’d see either a randomly generated phrase, or a command like “Write a story about a man who doesn’t have a nose” or something. Just to give you some ideas of what your 750 words can be about that day if your muse is absent that day.

New Feature Request Note from Meegs on Sat, Nov 02
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I’ve been writing here since 2011, but today I reached a 365 day streak! I’m heading for 500 next, but at this point, spending this time every day with my own thoughts, valuing them enough to write them down…this is now its own reward. If you’ve been writing here long enough, you know what I’m talking about. Keep going! Thank you, Buster and Kellianne. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Laurie L on Sat, Nov 02
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Indented paragraphs

I like to write stories, but it is really hard to write dialogue without being able to indent the first sentence of the paragraph. You can do this with the tab button, but it would be much easier to do it with the enter button. I think the tabs and paragraphs currently get erased to make one long paragraph. I appreciate your attention to this matter.

New Feature Request Note from Crystal Lachman on Sat, Nov 02
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Thank you! Writing has helped me sort through a lot of things that have been going on in my life over the last year. And I love that, unlike my old journal, I don’t have to worry about leaving it lying somewhere to be found. I may have missed some long stretches, but I keep coming back!

Testimonial Note from Dawn W on Fri, Nov 01
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The words “private, unfiltered, spontaneous” encouraged me to break away from the nasty habit of editing as I write. What was the worst that could come from my brain? And who would see it…or care? No one but me. I started finding my repetitions, my style, and after one month the analytics confirmed and surprised me. That’s my favorite part in finding what’s on my mind. Creating the habit of simply writing is gearing me up to continue my book (and generate new plot ideas). Thanks Buster-750!

Testimonial Note from Diana on Fri, Nov 01
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750 words has reinvigorated my love of writing. It has inspired me to dive deep into NaNoWriMo next month. It has given me a place to organize my thoughts each day and work through my problems. It is a therapist, a friend, a blank canvas. It has proven to myself that I can pick something up and stick with it.

I will never forget the first month I’ve spent writing every day, and I look forward to doing it forever.

Testimonial Note from Robert Stacey on Fri, Nov 01
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More badges for accomplishments

Seriously I really want more badges. I’ve earned all the behavioral ones and I’ve got to have something to motivate me.

New Feature Vote from Bergen Dox on Fri, Nov 01
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More badges for accomplishments

BADGES.

New Feature Vote from Bergen Dox on Fri, Nov 01
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Set my own 24-hour day

I love writing late at night. I’d love to be able to set my own 24-hour day, so that my day would go from 6 am to 5:59 am, rather than midnight to 11:59 pm.

New Feature Request Note from Adam Koren on Fri, Nov 01
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I feel the stars aligning. To all our November Challengers and to those of you joining me in daring to write 50,000 words and win NaNoWriMo this month, let us triumph!!!

Testimonial Note from Armi Rowe on Thu, Oct 31
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LET’S DO THIS.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Chris Fox on Thu, Oct 31
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One Month Challenge Bounty from amy on Thu, Oct 31
1 cup
500,000 word badge

Since I am closing in on 500,000 words I am suggesting there should be a badge for it.

New Feature Request Note from Leslie Sterling on Thu, Oct 31
1 cup

Didn’t think I’d hit the “flock” level (100,000 words) until sometime in November, working on NaNoWriMo. But, lo and behold, I saw it was within my reach in this very month of October, and indeed, I reached that number today, the last day of the month. And I only started in August! Wonders will never cease! ;^)

Testimonial Note from Kathryn Peterson on Thu, Oct 31
1 cup

November FTW!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Meegs on Wed, Oct 30
5 cups

Just got my 250,000 word badge! I love, love, love this site. I keep telling all my writer and would-be writer friends about it. I am very grateful for the motivation of the badges and the reminders and especially the lovely red rose I get if I’ve written soon after midnight. Thanks again Buster and Kellianne.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Wed, Oct 30
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I love 750 Words. It has helped me express and reflect on my own thoughts. It has been great for me to look back on what I have written in the past to see how I’ve changed, and compare my state of mind at different points in my life.

Testimonial Note from Jo Dana on Wed, Oct 30
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Sammikins Wolfling on Wed, Oct 30