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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Good luck, One Month Challengers! Congratulations on completing your words for a whole month without breaking your streak.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Alice Rose Loofbourrow on Sat, Jun 08
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I LOVE 750 Words so much! It’s my favorite part of waking up, and it helps give me a clean slate to start my day off right :)

Testimonial Note from Alice Rose Loofbourrow on Sat, Jun 08
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I haven’t been doing 750 Words for too long, but ever since I began I have been doing it every single day. I’ve completed my first challenge and started using metadata.
I’ve found that my writing has greatly improved. When it used to be a struggle to write 300 words of a story per day, I have begun writing thousands each day. It’s because of 750 Words, I can tell. I finally have a place to get all my thoughts out, and sometimes I also have a very productive story writing station.
Thank you for my wonderful experience, and I look forward to having more.

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Hodge on Fri, Jun 07
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I reached 20,000 words today. I know that’s not a lot to people who have been on here a long time, but for me, it’s a lot. I’m only a few days away from 30 days in a row, which is also a big deal for me. I didn’t think I would be able to make it even that far. Thanks to this awesome site, and inspiring writers like all of you, maybe i’ll even make it 100 days in a row! :)

Testimonial Note from sara tess on Fri, Jun 07
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Passing my May Challenge bounty forward. Good luck!

It seems like an easy thing, committing to 750 words a day. But we all have busy lives, and sometimes the urge to give in to being tired, to thinking that our words don’t matter, can be strong. Don’t give in! I know from experience that if you take the time to push through that fatigue, that block holding you back, that you’ll emerge stronger and more confident on the other side. Go for it, even if you write the same word over and over 750 times. At least you committed to it and you met your commitment. And who knows? Maybe with the next set of words, the answer to that problem you’re having, or that great idea, will rise from your brain like the Phoenix from the ashes. You’ll never know unless you write. Now go do it!

One Month Challenge Bounty from David Raitt on Wed, Jun 05
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Way to go!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Caroline E on Wed, Jun 05
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A better mobile site

Make it easier to see past days’ writings from the mobile site.

New Feature Vote from Caroline E on Wed, Jun 05
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I heard about 750words from a commenter on xoJane; Mandy Stadtmiller wrote a post about doing morning pages and someone mentioned this site. Ever since my college theater professor assigned us to do The Artist’s Way morning pages one semester – and GRADED us on it – I have felt like I really should do them, but could not make myself follow through. I don’t like doing things just because I “should.”

Anyway when I saw this site, I knew it would be a good thing for me. Easy to do, great simple layout, with motivational elements like badges and email nudges – it’s right up my alley. I signed up and wrote that first day and have written every single day since.

It recently occurred to me that I am nearing 50,000 words written here, and that if I had written that amount in a focused way, writing one story, rather than just rambling as I do, I would almost have a first draft of a novel. Wow. That makes the novel I keep talking about writing seem not so insurmountable – at least as far as word count goes!

I’m so thankful for this site and what it has done for me in just two months. It’s a small discipline – just 20 minutes a day usually – but it makes a big difference. When I write in the morning, it clears my head and gives me a feeling of accomplishment right off the bat. Even when I write later in the day, it feels like a gift I’m giving myself; allowing myself that time, even when I’m busy and have other deadlines breathing down my neck, honors my need to write my own words every day. (I write for a living – but for other people.)

Making writing 750 words every day a priority, no matter what else is going on, forces me to make MYSELF a priority – and that makes me a better friend, daughter, mother, girlfriend, writer and person. Not necessarily in that order.

So thank you, Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Nelson on Wed, Jun 05
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I wrote steadily for the past 100 days and have the mental clarity that putting words here has provided. My 90 year old Dad found peace at the end of his story yesterday and I will start my next 100 days to find my own peace. Thanks for the challenges, for the place where we can make this happen.

Testimonial Note from Sues Sulley on Wed, Jun 05
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Good luck to everyone starting the monthly challenge. Here is two cups of patronage to go towards next month’s challenge. Keep on writing away and don’t let the nice weather be an excuse to stop. You can DO IT!!! =)

One Month Challenge Bounty from Wendy Aston on Tue, Jun 04
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I just finished the 50th day of writing 750 words each day and even though I’m in a low mood right now I’m proud of that achievement. I never thought I could stick to something that long and I’m looking forward to write every day for the next 50 days. It seems feasible now even when I’m down. Thanks 750words for giving me the chance to surprise myself.

Testimonial Note from crazy otter on Tue, Jun 04
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I’ve not been here for a while. I think I missed one day in a challenge and then gave up because i kept forgetting.. I decided to come back so here are 10 cups o’ patronage to you all for managing to complete the challenge – never managed it.. I remember at midnight usually!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Teigh-Anne Shave on Tue, Jun 04
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Sixth monthly challenge of the year, so here’s six cups towards the bounty! Good luck, everyone!

One Month Challenge Bounty from AC Wynn on Tue, Jun 04
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To everyone in the July One-Month Challenge, WRITE, WRITE, WRITE!!!! Keep writing no matter how you feel! Good luck!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Tue, Jun 04
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Fiona Wilson on Tue, Jun 04
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Fiona Wilson on Tue, Jun 04
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What’s the first thing I do when starting a new monthly challenge? Sign up for the following month’s challenge. See you all at the top, those who decide to climb this mountain. I’ll be there with you, each step of the way, each and every day, and I have my eyes fixed on the next peak, too.

love, geophf

Testimonial Note from Douglas Auclair on Tue, Jun 04
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I am so thankful that 750words.com exists! At one point in my life I wrote daily blogs (woohoo livejournal), and those blogs both got my brain juices flowing and helped me get things off my chest. After having taken a long hiatus from writing, I am using 750words.com to motivate me to work on the book I am currently writing. Even if I do nothing but write character notes some days, I have the impetus to do something on a daily basis. The anonymity and privacy afforded me by the site also ensures I am unafraid to write exactly what I am thinking. My ultimate goal is that 750words.com sees me through to a completed work of fiction! Thanks for all you do!

Testimonial Note from Amalie C. on Tue, Jun 04
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Em apoio aos usuários em Língua Portuguesa, eu digo: vamos escrever cambada. Escrever até os demônios serem todos expulsos e a paz reinar no mundo da arte. Uma palavra de cada vez.

Testimonial Note from Joelton Nascimento on Mon, Jun 03
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I had a bit of a drought from writing. Two and half years actually since I fell out of writing regularly and even then, I was not very motivated. Since I joined 750words, I have written significantly. Some of it has just been me spilling my guts out, others have been rough drafts. Regardless, this site has given me my motivation to write again.

Testimonial Note from Jalaperilo on Mon, Jun 03
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I’m one of those people who hoards notebooks. I have a shelf full of them, beautiful colors, exquisitely smooth paper and nice pens…and I am afraid to write in them, feeling that my words aren’t, well, worthy of those beautiful covers, that my thoughts and ideas are banal or ugly or stupid.

This site, though, simple, stripped down, and with a double motivation of wordcount and badges, has done what that shelf has never done: got me spilling into myself.

Some days my words give me the start of a blog post or story, some days it’s me plotting out my day or talking about a movie or book I just finished, some days I’m thinking about current events, some days, emotional spew. The site doesn’t care what the words are, only that they are words. The site is a non-judging friend who listens.

It’s been just over a month and I can’t tell you what an improvement this site has made on my life, my moods, my processes. If I get angry or upset, I tell myself I’ll put it in words here…later, and that helps me navigate the present moment; it’s gotten me trying things I wouldn’t have before—since starting I had the idea to write a blog and posted regular entries, plot out craft projects….

…in short it’s given me space to GROW, in 750 word babysteps.

Testimonial Note from Alexa Dacre on Mon, Jun 03
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An iPhone/iPad app

Well, here’s my vote. I would also love to see an Android app, but I’d be happy with just an iPhone app either way.

Thank you for this website. It’s gotten me writing after ages of not being able to get a single sentence written.

New Feature Vote from M. Belle on Mon, Jun 03
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Being a beacon of light for many throughout the world deserves bountiful abundance. Kudos for creating a space for passive accountability. Love it!

Testimonial Note from Tina Brinkley Potts on Mon, Jun 03
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I don’t really write much. The only things that I would write are emails and technical documents. I rarely post long things in my social networks. So after seeing that this website was going to have a paid system by May 1 2013, I jumped on the opportunity of getting this service while it was free. I didn’t really like the site’s concept since I didn’t really write but I’m competitive, so the badges kept me motivated.

I may not write the best stuff but I think I am improving and enjoying it. If I keep on working on this I may end up self publishing my own fiction book. Who knows.

You don’t need to be the best writer to enjoy the site but working on your writing is better than just flat out giving up on it.

Here’s to hoping I get all the non-time based badges in the future (I’m asleep during those times).

Testimonial Note from Francisco Guzman II on Mon, Jun 03
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Customized Writing Goal

Perhaps this could be added to the settings area or somewhere else, but I wish we could change the writing goal from 750 to 1000 or more. This would help me reach my novel writing goal and make me more productive, since I tend to lose momentum or stop completely once the alert tells me I’ve reached 750 words.

Thanks for this site!

New Feature Request Note from Srey Khoy on Sun, Jun 02
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What an achievement it feels like to manage a month challenge and actually turn the words in. I have wanted to write a book on organs for years and now it is well on the way. The more I write the more is unlocked “behind” the scenes.

Thanks Buster – what looks like a simple idea IS changing lives! Keep writing you June Challengers!

One Month Challenge Bounty from David Howard on Sun, Jun 02
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A better mobile site

an app for the android would be amazing, i have a galaxy s 3 and would love if i could take this on the go a little easier.

New Feature Vote from Natasha Semans on Sun, Jun 02
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i have dealt with a lot in the last year.. so when i got my computer up and running again, i said.. what the hell and wrote. it was hard at first because i would run out of things.. but it helped me get over my depression and my eating disorder. this is an amazing website.

Testimonial Note from Natasha Semans on Sun, Jun 02
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When I first started on this site, I didn’t use it very much. I actually forgot I had one. It was right before May started where I actually thought to myself “I need to write more”, just so I can say “I wrote something today.” This site truly helps you let out anything that you’re keeping inside, and with its simplicity and helpfulness, it’s definitely beneficial to any and all writers.

Testimonial Note from Skarlett on Sun, Jun 02
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Adele Jacko on Sun, Jun 02