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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More badges!

My resolution for the year is to write everyday, here on 750 Words. I have all the basic badges, but would love some more to shoot for, to help keep me inspired. Even with no new badges, this is the best site ever for keeping me writing every day! Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Rebecca Rose on Wed, Jan 01
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750 words has transformed my writing by transforming my writing practice. Eternally grateful.

Testimonial Note from Peter Sands on Wed, Jan 01
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Cancel my previous note about permanent badges!

Yes, I am using another cup to say that I found the very obvious, very simple place to click and see all my badges at once. So never mind my suggestion that you have a place like this! Thanks for a wonderful site.

New Feature Request Note from Juli Parrish on Wed, Jan 01
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Permanent badges in one place

Maybe this already exists, but I would love to be able to see my badges somewhere on the website. Right now, I have a horse of awesomeness, which is great, but I’d love to be able to see my horse and my albatross on my profile. If this already exists, I guess I need to hone my poking-around-the-site skills, but I can’t figure out where to go. Does this make sense? My name and all my earned badges in a location that I can click. Don’t know if it’s possible, but thanks for considering it, and thanks for helping me to develop the habit of writing every day.

New Feature Request Note from Juli Parrish on Wed, Jan 01
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Okay, this is silly, but when I saw my “horse of awesomeness” I burst into tears (of joy!). I did it – I met the December challenge and I am on a 45 day streak! This is so not me – I don’t “do” goals or challenges…except, I did! I have no idea where writing on 750words.com will take me but I am so grateful that it exists. Thank you. And wonderful, happy wishes for the New Year!!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Jan 01
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Export by day

It would be nice if I could export my daily writings. Right now I can export text by month, but then i have to parse each day out from that file.

What if I could have an option to export each day separately?

New Feature Request Note from Tanja Pislar on Wed, Jan 01
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No membership requirement.

I don’t want to have to pay £5 a month on something I could do on Word, but it’s great to do it on here since you get feedback which it’s a great help to me, which is why I don’t think we need membership and you should let all of us have unlimited writing

New Feature Request Note from Deanna Dawkins on Wed, Jan 01
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This site has been a great help to get rid of my continuous writers block. It’s been so useful and I would definitely recommend it to anyone with any wish to start writing or set a goal in their techniques.

Testimonial Note from Deanna Dawkins on Wed, Jan 01
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Happy New Year!! I have been writing 100 days in a row as of today! A personal best and great way to being 2014! 2013 was a very difficult year in many, many ways for me and my family. Yet it also changed my life when I had the opportunity to attend the Haven Writing Retreat in Montana. I encourage everyone who has a love of writing – do not stop – find your voice, find your brave and put words to paper. I am SO grateful to 750 Words for helping me commit to myself. The writing community that has encouraged and shared their stories – their triumphs and set backs we ALL learn from one another and are there for one another. I am grateful for that! It does not matter if you are an ‘egg’ or challenging yourself with 50k words in month – don’t stop! The joy is in the writing! Wishing everyone a healthy, happy, prosperous (which I have learned does not always mean $$) and joyful New Year in Words!! XO

Testimonial Note from Patricia Young on Wed, Jan 01
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A better mobile site

Android!!! IPad gets all the love but don’t forget about us!

New Feature Vote from Kristina Desmond on Tue, Dec 31
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spell check

I’m sure a lot of people have already requested it.

New Feature Request Note from Lauren Hudgins on Tue, Dec 31
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Committing to write 750 words every day, no matter what, is a great way to build the stick-to-it muscle. Earning a spot of the wall of awesomeness is a genuine thrill that inspires me to try more and do more. I’m so grateful for this site! (And it’s good-looking, too!)

Testimonial Note from Margaret Lukens on Tue, Dec 31
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Twice a week since August, I have used 750 Words to write a chunk of my novel. I know this isn’t what it’s really intended for (and I do use the site for other writing too), but it has been the single biggest factor in making me get my first draft written after years of procrastination! Having a set word target – not too big to appear daunting, but big enough to make a difference to my word count – has been extremely valuable.

Testimonial Note from Caz Bowles on Tue, Dec 31
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More badges for accomplishments

I’d like new achievements to work towards! I’m working towards a Pegasus but that’s months away…

New Feature Vote from Ivy Paul on Mon, Dec 30
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250 Words has made an INCREDIBLE change within my life! 1)I am finding it easier and easier to express myself, 2) I am muck quicker at writing, 3) I have an excuse to write poems, and 4) writing helps me to digest the happens of my day and to reflect on yesterday’s happenings. I give this site three thumbs-up our of two possible thumbs.

Testimonial Note from Scout on Mon, Dec 30
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A better mobile site

I don’t write very well on my phone and I don’t have a tablet, but when traveling these last couple of days I realized that a better mobile site might have made the difference in being able to consistently complete my 750 words while on the road.

New Feature Vote from Leslie T on Mon, Dec 30
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I love writing here. When I’m using it well, it helps get me started on my day in uncountably many ways. And watching you maintain and sustain a site that adds so much value for so many is also a joy!

Testimonial Note from Leslie T on Mon, Dec 30
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750 words has been the training montage that goes in front of the dramatic chapters of my life leading up to when I crossed the 50K finish line for NaNoWriMo. I could not have done it without the practice and encouragement from using the site!

Testimonial Note from Jonathan Perrine on Fri, Dec 27
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Dear 750 Words, thank you for helping me find weird stuff in my subconscious that I didn’t know was lurking. You help make my brain better!

Testimonial Note from Emily K on Thu, Dec 26
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More badges for accomplishments

As I slowly complete my collection of badges (I have three more till the end), I’m hoping for more badges to keep me in this game. I love it dearly, and the game aspect keeps me motivated.

New Feature Vote from Mikkel Snyder on Thu, Dec 26
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Secure server for writing

I’m writing my next noel, and since we have to login anyway to access our words, I’d feel better knowing that they were on a secured server. I don’t knwo that anyone would hack in, but I’d hate to see my work appear without my name on it.

New Feature Vote from Charlotte Henley Babb on Thu, Dec 26
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spellcheck

It would work like word or any other wordprocessor, or better yet, it could be invoked after writing by allowing the writer to clean up after braindumping, not while typing.

New Feature Request Note from Charlotte Henley Babb on Thu, Dec 26
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I’ve been using 750words.com to help me build the backstory of my next novel, to write scenes and to generally brainstorm what needs to happen next without worrying about making it all fit together. The more I can just braindump about the characters, the better the story fits together. This has worked better for me than any other method I have used, and the text files let me download and revise as necessary.

I love this site.

Testimonial Note from Charlotte Henley Babb on Thu, Dec 26
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Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays!
Welcome back the sun (to northern hemisphere)!

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Tue, Dec 24
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More badges for accomplishments

I´d love a “different countries” badge.

New Feature Vote from Ingimar Bjarni on Tue, Dec 24
1 cup

I’ve signed up for so many of these daily writing things (like NanoWrimo) but for some reason I’ve stuck with 750words! I love the fun of it all, and the utter privacy. I love you guys!

Testimonial Note from neha on Tue, Dec 24
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I had a 170-day streak, but then totally forgot to do my words on Dec. 18. I started again and now I’m back to five days in a row. The reason I forgot was because my mother, who has been ill for most of this year, is in the hospital again. I live two hours away from her and I decided to leave work to come home early for the holidays and talk to doctors, be able to visit her, etc. We just found out that she will have to spend Christmas in the hospital. My mother loves Christmas and she is very discouraged at this news. It’s a tough time for my family and, as always, I am glad I have this place, 750words, to visit at the end of each day. Wishing all who write here a happy holiday and a great new year.

Testimonial Note from Jolie Curry on Mon, Dec 23
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More badges for accomplishments

Did I mention plz more badges?

New Feature Vote from Sofia M. on Mon, Dec 23
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Sofia M. on Mon, Dec 23
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More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Sofia M. on Mon, Dec 23