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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Three days into my one month challenge, I am already remembering how great it feels to write daily. Thanks to the site, I’ve started to renew my favorite creative outlet and it feels damn good! :D Looking forward to completing this month while racking up all the silly bird rewards all the while.

Testimonial Note from Ashleigh on Sat, May 04
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Fae Dark on Sat, May 04
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I am glad to be back after a long hiatus!
Thank you!
Elisa

Testimonial Note from Elisa Waingort on Fri, May 03
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Hello 750 words!! I just wanted to post something here saying how glad I am that I joined this page and how it really helps my writing. These monthly challenges finally give me the motivation I needed to write each and every day.

Testimonial Note from Jacob Santos on Fri, May 03
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I’ve been a member of 750 Words for nearly a week now and it has inspired me to get to it, or perhaps more appropriately, got back to it. I’ve written my 750+ words each day and will continue to do so. After my 750 here I’ve gotten back to an unfinished piece I hope to finish. This site has energized me and given me a group of people with whom I can share successes and I assume will encourage me on days when that is needed as well.

Testimonial Note from Bill Hamilton on Fri, May 03
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jen Connelly on Fri, May 03
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I’ve been away from 750 words for a couple of months. Glad to be back. Thanks for keeping this site alive.

Testimonial Note from g.e. edmunds on Fri, May 03
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Having just completed my first one-month challenge, I want to “pay it forward,” so to speak. You can do it!

One Month Challenge Bounty from CorusCate B on Thu, May 02
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I’m a graduate student struggling to make headway in my dissertation. 750words has given me a sustainable and manageable goal to work towards – while I’m not always sure that I can write a dissertation, I can certainly write 750 words each day (even if they aren’t always about anything academic). 40 days in, and I’m feeling so much better about writing.

Testimonial Note from CorusCate B on Thu, May 02
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Thanks, Buster and Kellianne, for figuring out how to keep my favorite site open. This place has saved my sanity more times than I can count. Good luck with the new system, and may everyone support it and you moving forward!

Testimonial Note from AC Wynn on Thu, May 02
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More badges for accomplishments

Being stuck on the albatross for 70 days before getting a new badge for days in a row is frustrating. I would love a new bird or two to sit in the middle of those long stretches!

New Feature Vote from Claire Richie on Thu, May 02
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Secure server for writing

I am shameless, but this feature would make me a lot more likely to recommend this site to friends!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, May 02
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Writing has been a lifelong pursuit, and I’ve seen many false starts to many novels and short stories. I heard about the site through a video from my favorite author, and promptly checked it out. It took me a few weeks to get the ball rolling, but I’ve got a streak going now that exceeds any writing stint I’ve ever had. I don’t know what kind of magic 750 Words is fueled by, but it has lifted my spirits as a writer, and now my future as an author doesn’t seem quite so far-fetched. The designers certainly understand how a writer’s mind operates. All hail 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Brandon Garver on Thu, May 02
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This site has helped me: complete a Naniwrimo, get regular writing completed, cleared my head, saved countless friends and family from dealing with my spoken drivel, given me focus, helped me reach other goals. good stuff.

Testimonial Note from Cindy Kay on Thu, May 02
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I cannot possibly express just how much this site has, without a doubt, changed my life. I’ve always been a writer but I’ve always had the most horrible writer’s block. I’m now finishing up my senior year of high school and made a promise to myself to document the daily, little things that happened in this very tumultuous time in my life. I ended up getting so so much more out of it. This website has helped me work out some problems, stay productive, and become much more in tune with myself. Thank you, 750words, I hope to utilize you until the very end.

Testimonial Note from Jillian Jennett on Thu, May 02
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I’m hooked. I come every single day and write like a mad man. My best record is eight minutes. My average is around 11-12 minutes. I look forward to it and find it very therapeutic.

Testimonial Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Wed, May 01
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I completed the April challenge and got The Turquoise Horse badge. I’m proud of myself, especially since on April 24th, I began writing something that I have been adding more and more to. I love this site! It has gotten me to write so much that I’m able to create a cohesive story (that has almost 10,000 words!) and I’m not even done with it yet.

Testimonial Note from Amber Lynne on Wed, May 01
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Email me and let me know what exactly inspired you to complete the challenge? Was it your Reward? Your consequences? Or sheer will? Thanks! archie underscore pepper (at) yahoo dot com

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Wed, May 01
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Improve the writing page

I love your commitment to us writers, and would love to see WORD-DOC FORMATTING options for our writing pages. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Wed, May 01
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Krista Elaine Krikourian on Wed, May 01
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Krista Elaine Krikourian on Wed, May 01
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Improve the patronage features
New Feature Vote from Krista Elaine Krikourian on Wed, May 01
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an app for android phones

an app for android phones that will allow me to write from my phone

New Feature Request Note from Krista Elaine Krikourian on Wed, May 01
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Chrome Support

I would like the site to be tested and fixed on my browser of choice, Chrome. The styles are wonky and the menus can’t be clicked on because they close before the mouse can get to them. On Firefox the site is great! Thank you.

New Feature Request Note from Jacob Wright on Wed, May 01
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Buster and Fam moved to SF from Seattle, while I moved from SF to Seattle. Regardless, 750words has been a great addition to my life, particularly during the upheaval of the last few years. Thanks Buster!

Testimonial Note from Leslie Stewart on Wed, May 01
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Even though I completed the April challenge, I knew I needed to start giving back! 750 Words has given me the focus to start writing on a daily basis and I can already seen improvements. Thanks for creating a place for writers to come together and take part in a daily exercise.

Testimonial Note from Michael Trapani on Wed, May 01
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I’m so grateful, not only to have a space for such productive, judgement-free journaling but also for belonging to a community of other writers. Your commitment and perseverance inspire me to stream-of-consciousness through the difficult days!

Testimonial Note from Cory Welsh on Wed, May 01
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180 day streak on May 1st. 180 days of mind clearing writing. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: This is the best and most consistent habit I have ever cultivated in my life, outside of brushing my teeth. Proud to be a patron.

Testimonial Note from Laurie L on Wed, May 01
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Katrinia17 on Wed, May 01
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More badges for accomplishments

I like to see another flock badge put into place. Maybe 500,000 words written?

New Feature Vote from Katrinia17 on Wed, May 01