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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Every so often I just want to thank Buster for being one of my tech heroes. Sometimes I don’t write for months, but I know 750 words will still be here waiting for me.

Testimonial Note from Rachel Lee on Mon, May 21
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More badges for accomplishments

I love the badges! MORE BADGES!

New Feature Vote from Jodie Fairclough on Sun, May 20
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Come on! BE EXTRAORDINARY! – The Doctor

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jodie Fairclough on Sun, May 20
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WE Are One. Get it?

Testimonial Note from Riva Gordon on Sun, May 20
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I’m so thrilled that you support 826 Seattle! Writing was my least favorite thing to do in school, and I wish I had been inspired more in this arena. Glad that I’ve developed a passion for it as an adult, but am especially thrilled that 826 Seattle (and its siblings around the country) is out there cultivating a love of writing in today’s students.

Double Down on Charity Note from Gloria O'Connor on Sat, May 19
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Write through the night

Hey there, I’d like to be able to write my 750 words until say 3 am, rather than miss a day because I write after midnight. I don’t know if time zones would make that difficult – I’m in the UK. Love the site!

New Feature Request Note from wendy vaizey on Sat, May 19
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I’m so glad that I stumbled upon 750 Words. I guess “stumbled upon” isn’t actually appropriate—a friend of mine introduced me to it. Ever since, I’ve done my best to start of my day fulfilling my words every morning. I’ve also been recently challenging myself to write 1,000 words instead of 750, to write as quickly as possible (keeping myself under 20 minutes per entry). This has really helped to jump-start my brain, forcing me to think and write nonstop.

Testimonial Note from Ronald P. Barba, Jr. on Fri, May 18
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Ben Holder on Thu, May 17
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I just wanted to write and say how much I LOVE 750words.com. Years ago I used to write out morning pages by hand, but I am a terrible hand writer and my arm gets sore, I get cramps etc.. I can’t stand writing by hand. BUT – I LOVE to type! I love letting go stream of consciousness writing and just going with the flow. Therefore – 750words.com is perfect for me! I love all the badges though my competitive streak comes out and now I can’t write slowly because I want the cheetah badge.. that’s kind of a bad thing but anyway.. I love the site.. so much so that I was willing to pay to write this! Crazy!

Testimonial Note from Robyn Diprose on Wed, May 16
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The Morning Pages (750 Words) are an amazing tool that has given me so much insight and focus, as I have never before experienced. I’ve always been a contemplative person, but often my thinking was fuzzy and foggy or went nowhere. I’ve gained so much clarity through my writing now and I am forever grateful for this!

Testimonial Note from Franziska on Tue, May 15
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I drove hundreds of miles to get to my summer internship. To be exact, I sat in the backseat of my car while my parents took me to my summer internship. I typed out my 750 words when I awoke in the car on my iPhone. I think I gave myself mild carpal tunnel syndrome, but it happened because I refused to miss a day and my whole day was spent in the car. I went to bed as soon as we got in. 750 words is something that I’m committed to and I can’t wait for my next badges!

Testimonial Note from CL on Tue, May 15
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This site should be required exercise for every grad student in the dissertation writing stage. Forget support groups and how-to books. Nothing has been as helpful in finishing my dissertation (and staying sane) as my regular visit to 750.

Testimonial Note from Susanne on Tue, May 15
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Well, I am nearing the 365 day mark.

I have written 465000 words on 750 Words. Published three books and compiled another one. Also completed one that was already begun and am halfway through the Second Part of that Saga.

And when my daughter introduced me to ‘750’ I told her I would never be able to use it. I was suffering from Writer’s Block and was morosely wondering where to go next to get the flow back.

Thanks Buster – A great site.

The next big challenge is Camp NaNoWriMo. Will I be able to write a novel of 50 000 words? With ’750’s’ help? A definite and resounding “Yes”.

Testimonial Note from Ralpapajan Thurman on Tue, May 15
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750 words has helped me develop the daily habit of writing and helped me exercise my creativity muscle. Such a simple habit that I enjoy so much.

Thanks Buster!

Testimonial Note from Ben Tindale on Mon, May 14
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I’m finally telling the story I need to tell. I’m really beginning to get it down, because it’s taken a few years of doing ‘morning pages’ to really realize that it’s not going away, and I’ve just got to get it out.

Testimonial Note from Victoria Farr on Mon, May 14
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Double Down on Charity Note from Natalia Marek on Sun, May 13
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I’m closing in on a full-year streak (318 days!) and just scheduled some time off for travel. (I’ll still write – I’m just not sure it will be uploaded.) I don’t usually go for badges and streaks and record keeping – but I’m loving this site. The simplicity of it makes it work.

Just write. Thank you for creating it.

Testimonial Note from Bullwinkle Moose on Sun, May 13
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I discovered 750 words last summer thanks to another writer, and use it to explore ideas for my next novel, sketch out scenes that are giving me trouble, talk to reticent characters, and to pretty much clear out every other obstacle that stands in the way of progress along my writing journey.
In fact, this site has become one of the most productive parts of my writing routine, and, very much like that daily cup of java in the morning, it has become hard to start my day without my 750 words.
Thanks for setting this up!!

Testimonial Note from ☮❤♪♬ on Sat, May 12
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Working with this site has helped me learn 2 big things.

One, there is always more to write. Even if I think I have written all I can for one day, there will be something for me to do tomorrow. That’s comforting since I had once worried I was not creative enough to keep ideas flowing.

Two, 750 words are not that many. I can do that writing and stay in touch with that creative spirit in less than a half hour a day. It’s an exercise of the mind, and thanks to the fun badges and notices of continuous days, I want to keep going.

This really is a great site. I recommend it to my friends, and I’m going to keep using it.

Testimonial Note from Julie Moncada on Fri, May 11
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Good luck everyone! :)

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Fri, May 11
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, May 11
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, May 11
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Allison Cabellon on Fri, May 11
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Before 750 words I was never able to stick with journaling for more than a few days at a time. Now I’ve got in 159 days without too many breaks. Sometimes the words are meaningless trivialities or venting, but it’s always cleansing for the mind. Thanks, Buster.

Testimonial Note from Gerald Cox on Wed, May 09
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750 words helps me work through so many challenges – often I sit down thinking “Oh, I feel SO angry” about something and by the end of my writing I’ve processed through all the anger, realized the learning I got from the situation, and come out the other side realizing how to move forward – may it do the same for you!!!

Testimonial Note from christine lukasik on Wed, May 09
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Improve the writing page

Maybe have the option to turn on a daily writing prompt that stays in the top right corner.

Also, I don’t know if it’s possible, but it would be cool if users could choose to donate their idle time (750words’ unused processing power) to one of those @home research groups.

New Feature Vote from Emily Cooper on Tue, May 08
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Bottoms up! Thanks again Buster for this amazing site!

Double Down on Charity Note from Derrick Woolfson on Tue, May 08
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I come and go with being an active writer on this site, but always feel so much better when I stick with it. Hoping this time I will keep with it.

Testimonial Note from Amanda Zakoske on Mon, May 07
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This site has brought out of me some of my best ideas and has instilled in me the belief that I don’t have to get it right on the first go. There will be DRAFTS! Editing while writing will be a never-ending battle. 750 Words has aided me in bringing the battle to an end. :)

Testimonial Note from Michelle Akin on Mon, May 07
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I have discovered the site two months back thanks to one of the guys I am following on Twitter. Since I am writing here (and I missed only two days in two months) I have realized that I start the day with a lot clearer head and thoughts well sorted.
The biggest benefit was to realize that I have so much material, that I can start my blog now (finally after a couple of years)! Imagine how that feels!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, May 06