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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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from SK Gaski on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup

I am glad my Aunt told me about this site, for the first time I feel there is a way to get my ideas out and I can toss the silly ones and improve on the good ones.

Testimonial Note from Adrian Boatman on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from Adrian Boatman on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Adrian Boatman on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Myriah Kamm on Sun, Aug 05
2 cups

Go for it, monthly challenge writers! It feels so amazing to complete this challenge!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Myriah Kamm on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup

At first, it started out as a challenge between my sister and I: who could get a longer day-streak? Who could write the most words in one day? Who could finish their 750 in the shortest amount of time? But recently, my sister decided to take a more relaxed approach to 750words.com and hasn’t been writing every day. So the challenges had to come from myself at that point. I’ve come up with the strangest challenges for myself to allow this site to help broaden my writing abilities. One day I challenged myself to get an NC-17 rating without making the entire entry sound like a teenage boy wrote it. Another day, I challenged myself to write an entry almost entirely about eating/drinking in the stats. Every day, I try to challenge myself to new extremes like this in order to round out my writing abilities more. This site allows you to do these things easily and keep track of them even more easily. It’s awesome!

Testimonial Note from Myriah Kamm on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup

I’d like to offer this Cup of Patronage in memory of my Mom, Emily Leatrice Serrapede. She stressed perseverance and patience when working towards a goal.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Sat, Aug 04
8 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from elizabeth merchant on Fri, Aug 03
2 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Tom on Fri, Aug 03
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Victoria Farr on Fri, Aug 03
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Victoria Farr on Fri, Aug 03
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Callahan Woodbery on Fri, Aug 03
3 cups

85 days ago, I found this website. Two days ago, I finished my first monthly challenge. Yesterday, I passed 100,000 words. If I can do it, so can you!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Alvin Knox on Thu, Aug 02
2 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Sam on Thu, Aug 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Something between the 30 and 100 days would be nice. Perhaps badges that focus on our writing, like the Sunshine badge for 10 days of overall positive writing or the Doom badge for 10 days of overall negative writing. The Reaper badge if your writing is concerned with death for a certain amount of time. The Self-Important badge when you write in first person for 30 straight days. ;^^ Something like that.

New Feature Vote from Hello-Star-Tea on Thu, Aug 02
1 cup

I actually use this site as a way to increase my writing turn out. With small rewards and goals to go for (as well as the threat of losing my streak) I am encouraged to write every day and get some of these great ideas- or not so great ideas- down onto digital paper. Thanks, 750Words. What an amazing site.

Testimonial Note from Hello-Star-Tea on Thu, Aug 02
3 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Hello-Star-Tea on Thu, Aug 02
1 cup

I’ve called myself a writer for a long time, but I’ve only written sporadically lately. These past six months or so, I’ve had an awful time. I’ve been horribly depressed, to the point where there have been uncountable nights where I just don’t want to wake up in the morning. But 750 Words has helped me clear my mind, help me sort through things, help me understand where my blocks and triggers are. The analysis in particular is very helpful. So thanks, 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Shell on Thu, Aug 02
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Emily Daniels on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from Emily Daniels on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Emily Daniels on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Maria L on Wed, Aug 01
5 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Maria L on Wed, Aug 01
5 cups
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Maria L on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Maria L on Wed, Aug 01
3 cups

I’ve been working on the same book since I was 13. I put it down for a long, long time, but NaNoWriMo encouraged me to start it again last year. Then I put it down again – until I started writing in July. Now I’m making progress. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Anne Gibson on Wed, Aug 01
2 cups

Life gets hard sometimes & daily writing helps sort out the turmoil in my head & focus on the beauty that still remains. I love 750 & it’s fun badges that make me smile & inspire me to keep writing!!

Testimonial Note from Ace on Wed, Aug 01
15 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Lessa on Wed, Aug 01
3 cups

750 words has helped me write tens of thousands of words I might never have written otherwise. It’s helped me improve my craft as a writer, and it’s given me an excuse to finally start keeping a sort of journal tracking the events of my daily life, which is something I’ve never had much luck with before. I just won my first monthly challenge, and I’m planning on kicking NaNoWriMo’s butt this year!

Testimonial Note from Daniel Russo on Wed, Aug 01