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 two sons (Niko and Louie) 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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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 Sat, Dec 01
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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
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Besides some holidays, I’ve been writing for one year and a half, an streak of 540. But after some crazy travelling days I broke that streak for three days.

There was a time were that could be terrible to me. To maintain my streak and write every single day here was really important to maintain my routine.

That’s no longer true, breaking my streak and starting a second “chapter” on my everyday writing has been almost natural. I’m happy to be a flamingo again and who knows where I’ll go on this chapter.

Thanks Buster and Mario for maintaining this site alive, I hope to be able to write from time to time a note here.

Best regards to everyone
Jorge

Testimonial Note from Jorge Sanz on Sun, Nov 25
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I am doing these cups as gratitude to this site for helping me to reach my goal and finish my NaNoWrimo this year, over the minimum and with time to spare.

Double Down on Charity Note from Deborah McCann on Sat, Nov 24
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Sarah Burkett on Fri, Nov 23
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Sarah Burkett on Fri, Nov 23
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Today, my story Not For Sale was published at Fiction365 (http://www.fiction365.com/2012/11/not-for-sale/). Without this lovely site, that might not have happened. The importance of writing every day is so completely supported by 750words.com that I am able to sometimes do something worth sharing with people! Thanks for helping me keep the habit of writing every day!

Testimonial Note from Luna Veritas on Fri, Nov 23
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I am within days of my NaNoWriMo Badge here on 750words, and dancing around the room! AND my One Year Badge, too! 750words has taken me to being a daily writer, such a long-held-off dream. Love it!!! Even with all the frustrations of the site…

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Fri, Nov 23
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I used to sit for a long time at the computer just staring off into the infinite void and wondering….what the hell am I going to write about today? For me, it is a struggle to get the ball moving in the first place when it comes to writing. Since I discovered 750words.com, I have stopped asking myself what I am going to write. Instead I just put fingers to keyboard and let fly. Sometimes it is for my novel, other times it serves as a great journal to hash out weird thoughts.

Thanks 750words and Buster! You rock!

Testimonial Note from Hallie Warren on Wed, Nov 21
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It feels absolutely wonderful to re-connect with my “Writing Self” on this site. When I first found 750words.com, I launched in and was able to sustain a 180 day streak, racking up badges and producing over 100,000 words. And then, I just stopped. Dried up. All of my other writing (blogs, promotional pieces for my business, etc.) also ground to a screeching halt. I realize that I have been away for 9 months — so something new was clearly gestating in my unconscious.
Now I am on a 10-day streak, and have started a new blog where the new ideas are birthing and finding a voice. Thank you, 750, for being here as a foundation for my writing, and a place to “prime the pump” for the voice that I now realize must be allowed to flow.

Testimonial Note from MaryBeth Davison Smith on Wed, Nov 21
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Not until I came to 750 words was I able to do Morning Pages. The last several years I’ve gotten too caught up in my handwriting: too loose, too crabbed, too crooked—and which journal, which pen, all of which made me crazy. And sustained typing wasn’t much fun after an elbow energy.

Well, next week (if all goes well) I’ll have a 100 day streak. My mind is friendlier and more accessible to me, and my typing is smoother.

I joined this year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, November) with the goal of producing a 50,000 word manuscript. I won’t make that goal, and it’s okay because I have in place the foundation for a memoir that I’m going to feel good about. I’ve captured insights in 750 Words and will be able to use certain passages as they are. I couldn’t have done it without you.

When I finish the book, tentatively titled “Celebrating This Body, This Life,” I’ll be sure to put the word out here. I’m thinking it may take up to a year to do it right: lots of fast writing, lots of rearranging pages, lots of editing. It’s all good.

Testimonial Note from LYNN PARK on Wed, Nov 21
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500 days, 600,000 words. See what a chimpanzee with a typewriter can accomplish?

Testimonial Note from Dianna Goodwin on Wed, Nov 21
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Double Down on Charity Note from Sofia M. on Wed, Nov 21
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Sofia M. on Wed, Nov 21
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I earned my MFA in fiction last May and was terrified of having no one to be accountable to out in the “real world.” 750 words has kept me honest. It makes me write every day, something even my professors couldn’t do, and I’ve become very protective of my 124 day (and going!) streak. Thanks to this site, I no longer fear writer’s block, because I know I can work through it. For that, I am eternally grateful.

Testimonial Note from Jessica Simms on Tue, Nov 20
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I am so happy I found this site! I wrote three pages by hand for a little more than two years then, somehow, jsut got out of the habit. It was very difficult to get started again. 750 Words has been my answer. The badges are silly…and so very effective for me. The daily brain drain is stimulating my creativity, making room for many ideas and, a side benefit is my typing speed is increasing with the daily practice. Thanks so much, Buster!

Testimonial Note from Martha Heaton on Tue, Nov 20