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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Thanks to this website, I have finally successfully conquered NaNoWriMo!

Testimonial Note from Cerian Hier on Sat, Dec 03
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I used to be a writer that didn’t write. And now, I think, I am a writer who writes (and writes, and writes, and writes). And that change is all thanks to 750 Words. Even though I heard – time and time again – that writers are supposed to write every day, the task seemed so daunting. But 750 Words – with daily emails, badges, and so on – made it so easy (or, at least, easier) to take that leap and become someone who did write every day. Now, it’s part of my routine. A day hasn’t ended unless I’ve written my 750 (or 800, or 900) words. And, now, I can’t begin to imagine an alternative.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Dec 03
1 cup

I use 750 words to write out my goals. I write about how I feel achieving my goals. I write about what I am going to do to make my goals a reality. I write about what I am thankful about.

By the end of my 750 words, I am buzzing with energy AND motivation to tackle the day. By the time I get around 500 words I CANNOT WAIT to start the day.

Thank you, 750 words :).

Testimonial Note from David Parker on Sat, Dec 03
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I have noticed that my writing speed has increased, my words are more coherent, and my ability to sit down and write something off the top of my head has gotten much more reliable. I really appreciate 750 words for helping me to achieve all of this. Thanks, Buster.

Double Down on Charity Note from Kellie Miller on Fri, Dec 02
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After struggling for literally YEARS trying to write Morning Pages regularly, I stumbled across 750words. This has been the perfect solution for me. I LOVE that it counts words as I type. The 750 word goal is short enough that I can complete it in under 15 minutes when I’m really stretched for time, but also long enough to keep me writing every day. I am thrilled by how this daily writing keeps me honest with myself and therefore more honest with everyone I encounter. 750words.com is helping me to become more of the kind of person I want to be. Thank you so much for such a simple but brilliant solution!

Testimonial Note from Laura Hibberd on Fri, Dec 02
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I love that this site keeps track of how much time I spend writing. I never get my wordcount for the day done so quickly otherwise.

Testimonial Note from Mary Anne Hinkle on Fri, Dec 02
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I have written in journals and online at a variety of sites, blogging and other, but 750words is the one that is as close to a pocket journal as possible. It’s like my own little private corner where I go every day. It’s as much a part of my day as having that first cup of coffee. What an awesome site. Thank you, Buster.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Donna Peach on Fri, Dec 02
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Giddy up cowboy!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Nic Jones on Fri, Dec 02
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Sitting down to write every day has developed my dedication muscle beyond belief. It is now strong enough to feature on Record Breakers. Today I’m on a 123 day streak. 750 words I chuffin’ love you.

Testimonial Note from Nic Jones on Fri, Dec 02
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I’ve known for ages that writing every day is important, but it was always something I had difficulty with. I was sceptical of trying the 750words site, but when my friends got into it, I figured it couldn’t hurt to give it a shot. Now here I am, two days shy of reaching 100 days of writing every single day. That is nothing short of amazing, and I have this site to thank for it. Believe me… it’s completely worth trying it out.

Testimonial Note from Chibi Doucet on Fri, Dec 02
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More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Melanie C-D on Fri, Dec 02
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More badges for accomplishments

It sounds silly, but the little things keep you motivated!

New Feature Vote from Meredith Malburne-Wade on Fri, Dec 02
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I’m working on my dissertation and while I know that writing everyday keeps me focused and on track, it can be hard to do. 750words helps me stay on target, record notes, and, frankly, just churn out the pages. I feel better about my progress and my project. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Meredith Malburne-Wade on Fri, Dec 02
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Double Down on Charity Note from Ed Turner on Fri, Dec 02
9 cups

750words.com + Me = NaNoWriMo Conquered

(took more than 9 cups of coffee to get through, though…)

Testimonial Note from Marcus Ladd on Fri, Dec 02
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I’ve been trying for the past year to develop a habit of writing because my writing so often is sporadic and unfocused. Then I found this site and it is a great motivator to start writing every day; After writing a few paragraphs I start getting into a groove and my thoughts pour out of my head much more quickly. I love 750words!

Testimonial Note from Clare Stock on Fri, Dec 02
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I have some of the talent but none of the dedication required to be a writer. This site is helping me develop both. It’s brilliant, it’s become a part of my daily life and it’s helping me pursue something I’ve always loved on a really fundamental level. Thankyou, dude. The minute I get a few spare dollars together I’ll donate.

Testimonial Note from Lucy H-H on Fri, Dec 02
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Improved archive downloading & a Fiction Badge

Features I’d like to see implemented:

I’d like paragraphing in the txt files that one downloads of a month’s entries. It might be nice, also, to implement txt downloads of single entries.

Also, since it appears a lot of people besides myself use 750words for fiction, how about a badge for writing fiction, based on use of the metatag FICTION?

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 02
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Completed NaNoWriMo, and am heading into my 4th month of writing. Thank you for everything that you have given me and others!

Double Down on Charity Note from Leslie Stewart on Fri, Dec 02
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I’ve been trying this site out to see if it would be useful for authors (and would-be authors). I was surprised and gratified by how much good stuff I wrote. After completing the November challenge I’ve blogged about 750words - and why I think it might be useful to fiction writers - on my official author site, A Truant Disposition: http://truantdisposition.com/?p=1066

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 02
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The November Challenge was the push I needed to get back into the groove of writing fiction again. I cannot thank you enough for your daily nudges, which reminded me to write. Eventually I didn’t need the daily nudges, but I continued to request for them to come to me via e-mail just to make sure I kept writing daily top of mind.
I published a post about my experience on my blog, Two Writing Teachers. Here’s the link to it: http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/mission-complete.
Thank you for creating such a wonderful website!

Testimonial Note from Stacey Shubitz on Fri, Dec 02
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Single Skip Day

I would love-love-love to be able to buy a cup of patronage and apply it towards a single missed day, once a month. I lost November’s challenge after writing 5,000 words and forgetting to paste it into 750words, and man, if I could have patronaged to cover that lone day, that would’ve been great. Would also work to cover for random internet outages and such, too.

New Feature Request Note from Ty Barbary on Fri, Dec 02
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Double Down on Charity Note from Kim Carter on Fri, Dec 02
1 cup

They say it takes 3 or 4 weeks to form a new habit… which is just about the right amount of time for a one month challenge. So… a great way to get into the habit of writing something everyday.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 02
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More badges for accomplishments

Definitely more badges!! They are a great incentive to keep writing every day.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 02
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Yesterday I completed my first November Challenge, and my sixth NaNoWriMo. 750words gave me the drive to do both. Without this site I would never have completed the new manuscript now lying in my hard drive, and I would have let pesky little things like trips abroad and moving home get in the way. But because of the daily reminders, badges, and stats which I was determined to keep up I found wifi spots across the world, and wrote in coaches, cars and airplanes to make sure that I could complete the challenge.

Thank you 750words!

Testimonial Note from Katherine Chandler on Fri, Dec 02
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A better mobile site

Yes, definitely something mobile. I shudder to think of the day when I might not have wireless access and I need to try posting from my smartphone…

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 02
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Love using 750words! The badges are a seemingly small thing, but they sure do give incentive! It’s a brilliant idea and I’m just waiting to see if something appears after the Space Bird…

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 02
1 cup

Drink from the cup of life: creativity.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Amy LaBonte on Fri, Dec 02
1 cup

Thank you again. 750 words helps me clear my head, write down dreams, interpret them, talk to characters, kick the Censor out the door, remind me I need to write it out…

Testimonial Note from Amy LaBonte on Fri, Dec 02