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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I’m so excited about completing NaNoWriMo. I feel like a real writer now. The discipline of making time to do it every day taught me an important lesson about myself. I didn’t write a novel but I wrote 50,000 words in a month writing 1668 words a day. After this, 750 words a day will be a piece of cake!

Testimonial Note from Leslie Sterling on Sat, Dec 01
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New Feature Vote from Bethany Sparkle on Sat, Dec 01
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all yours :)

Double Down on Charity Note from Jacky Choi on Sat, Dec 01
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here you go :) go write

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jacky Choi on Sat, Dec 01
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Writing here has, in a lot of ways, taught me how to change my habits for the better. Just by making myself write here every day, even when it wasn’t something I felt like I had the time or energy to do, I feel like I’ve learned so much about what it takes to form good habits and kill off the bad ones. Thanks 750 words, for inspiring me to change.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kate Mason on Sat, Dec 01
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Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Sat, Dec 01
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How quickly the year has passed…and 750 words helps me get through my days. I use these pages to pour out all those racing thoughts that fill up my mind so often. Thank you for a place to take a mind dump and open up space for clear thinking!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Dec 01
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I signed up for this site about 10 months before I actually started using it. Once I finally began writing every day, I was surprised at how easy it was and how great it made me feel. Even on days when I don’t want to do anything at all, I will log in to this site to keep my streak going. 61 days and counting! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Hillary Woods on Sat, Dec 01
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As a 15 year old girl, I’m not really taken seriously a lot. I honestly never had any one to rant to, and as a teenager, (We’ve all been in this stage before!) I honestly needed someone!
750words was my someone.
Whenever I write, I feel relieved, and I just don’t know what else to say about it.(I’m speechless! XD) It helps me clear my head, and just all in all feel better. I appreciate that. Big time. So I guess, what I wanted to say, was just, Thank you, 750Words. You helped me. And I honestly love you~ ;) <3

Testimonial Note from Alexus Marie on Sat, Dec 01
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Double Down on Charity Note from Catherine Sharp on Sat, Dec 01
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New Feature Vote from Catherine Sharp on Sat, Dec 01
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As a graduate student I have to write all the time. Notes on readings, papers, grant proposals, etc, etc, ad nauseam. All that writing I HAVE to do has sucked the joy out of writing just for the sake of writing. This is my first full month on 750words and I am shooting for the challenge, and as a personal challenge to myself, I’m going to try and focus on my first love: fiction. And then forgive myself when I devolve into a stream of consciousness rant, because those are good for the soul too. Good luck to everyone shooting for that perfect month to finish off the year.

Testimonial Note from Jaqui on Sat, Dec 01
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Another day, another seven hundred and fifty words. Actually, day fifty one of writing, and I’ve not broken my streak since signing up to the site. This makes me happy, since I usually don’t keep up resolutions for more than three days at a time. I hope I can go all the way up to a hundred, which will mean remembering to write over the travelling madness that is Christmas. And hopefully, the next fifty days will have more sensible stuff in my 750s, rather than just babbling about my days.

Double Down on Charity Note from Perci Von Braun on Sat, Dec 01
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:)

One Month Challenge Bounty from Victoria Farr on Sat, Dec 01
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Just keep going. Whether it is writing a novel, a play, or just getting back in practice – just keep going. You can do it and you have support on your journey. 750words has helped me tremendously on my journey and I hope that it helps you on yours.

One Month Challenge Bounty from phalia on Sat, Dec 01
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Kept me focused and motivated to write. Would encourage anyone to give this site a chance, it’s amazing what comes from the tapping of those keys. Thanx.

Testimonial Note from Emi Gonzalez on Fri, Nov 30
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If you haven’t signed up for the One Month Challenge yet, I highly recommend that you do! It’s a great way to keep yourself motivated to write every day, and nothing beats the feeling of pride and satisfaction earned from successfully completing the challenge. To all of you in the running this month, best of luck!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Celina Ecret on Fri, Nov 30
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I’ve been here for two months now and have taken both monthly challenges. I’ve succeeded in completing the first. The second I didn’t quite make, as I had to skip one day, but in any case they’ve been a great motivation to keep at it and write every day, and that’s great.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Scout Fox on Fri, Nov 30
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I love 750 Words, and I love the 826 programs in Seattle and San Francisco (826 Seattle and 826 Valencia). Sending love to writers everywhere!

Double Down on Charity Note from Rain Elizabeth Stickney on Fri, Nov 30
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I can’t believe that I’ve completed my NaNoWriMo novel sooner than I thought! This site had driven me to keep up my streak, kept me undistracted, helped with my typing speed and motivated me to be creative. One more goal: reach 1,000,000 words by the end of this month!

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Fri, Nov 30
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Celebrating my new Pegasus Badge for 365-day streak and my NaNoWriMo Badge! Thanks for a place to accomplish these things and the badge-incentive to do it! Wooots to all of us!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Fri, Nov 30
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I’m on a thirty day streak and I just won NaNoWriMo! I feel incredible. I love that I am writing every day and have found it’s the perfect outlet for me. I feel like I need to write every day to keep myself balanced. Thank you 750words for giving me a place to write and for introducing me to NaNoWriMo!

Testimonial Note from Christy Stephensen on Thu, Nov 29
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I am finding the more days that add up the more committed I am to accomplishing my writing. It has truly been a developing discipline. I have to admit that my spelling and grammar have improved. It is also amazing to find ways to find internet when one is away from home. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Kimberly Morrison on Thu, Nov 29
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Today, I reached a 1000 day streak.

Thank you.

Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Wed, Nov 28
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I just hit my 50,000 word goal… wow, it’s a great feeling. I didn’t actually write a novel, but I did hit a Big Hairy Audacious Goal of writing 50K in one month. Daily writing helps to clear my head, which lets the ideas flow more freely. But, seriously, 50K! Woot! Wouldn’t/couldn’t have done it without 750words.com.

Testimonial Note from Steve Husted on Wed, Nov 28
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One Month Challenge Bounty from WallofIllusion on Tue, Nov 27
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Double Down on Charity Note from WallofIllusion on Tue, Nov 27
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This site saved my life, metaphorically and literally. I hope 826 Seattle (and others) does the same.

Double Down on Charity Note from N Silas Munro on Mon, Nov 26
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Improve the writing page

Could there be an off-line writing mode? This might apply to the iphone/ipad app too.

New Feature Vote from N Silas Munro on Mon, Nov 26
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I’ve had a tumultuous couple of years, during which I signed up to write on here. I’m so grateful that I have been able to write what I wanted and needed to express, sometimes maintaining a streak, often breaking it. I’m back to writing nearly every day. Much of it meaningless, but the process helps amazingly with other writing. Thank you for this site and the freedom it provides. I’m very grateful!

Testimonial Note from DD Scribbler on Mon, Nov 26