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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One Month Challenge Bounty from a.s. kern on Tue, Nov 01
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750 words – thank you for always being there for me. I can speak my mind, fantasize, interpret dreams, hey, probably even write the first draft of a novel. Nano here I come! U-DA-BEST, SEVEN -FIVE-OH.

Testimonial Note from Amy LaBonte on Tue, Nov 01
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Ctrl-Z

Implement a Ctrl-Z function to undo things like mistaken deletions of whole chunks of text!

New Feature Request Note from Stacey Kerr on Tue, Nov 01
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Two months of writing, and tomorrow using 750 to begin NaNoWriMo. Thanks Buster! You have saved my creative life.

Testimonial Note from Leslie Stewart on Mon, Oct 31
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I failed. I gave. I feel better. Write on!

Double Down on Charity Note from Jennifer Barrier on Mon, Oct 31
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Hi everyone,

I just joined a couple of days ago and I signed up for the November challenge and unsigned from it 2-3 times. I’m excited about 750 but I didn’t understand all the features nor some of the features not present. I’m not all that savvy re: computer software. I had hoped to do this 50k word novel thing on 750 but there doesn’t seem to be a way to manipulate the text and I’m just learning how to use it. So, I may accept the challenge next month—but I wish the best of luck and success to my fellow 750ers. I didn’t want to end up in the hall of shame. :)

Testimonial Note from A. P. Flynn on Mon, Oct 31
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One more month challenge OK, will start tomorrow the Novel at NaNoWriMo, ok, will be crazy around the middle of the month, ok, for everything else there is Master Card. ja ja..
It is my first time to try to write a Novel in english, and in ONE month, I know I can do it, so I will go for it… Thanks Buster

Testimonial Note from Ana Sofia iS on Mon, Oct 31
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from John Ennion on Mon, Oct 31
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Writing my 750 words for more than 1-1/2 years has inspired me and given me the courage to sign-up for NaNoWriMo this year. I am excited to begin and so glad that this site has helped me establish the daily-writing habit and given me a community of like-minded folks who like me struggle with (at times) and celebrate those 750 words each day. Thank you, Buster! Thank you, Writers!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 31
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More badges for accomplishments

I’m hoping to see more badges, including NaNoWriMo badges for 2011!

New Feature Vote from Megan Sullivan on Mon, Oct 31
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I just finished my first challenge month. Wrote everyday for the entire month of October. Next month is novel writing every day. Had you asked me a year ago, if I could do something like this – write everyday no matter what – I would have scoffed.
Now, all I can say is thank you Buster and the crew at 750words.com!

Testimonial Note from Jay Sennett on Mon, Oct 31
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I only recently discovered 750 words, but it’s already changing my writing life in an amazing way. I’ve explored many options for writing my NaNoWriMo novel this year, but I’ve decided that writing it in 750 words is the way to go. Come on, midnight!!

Testimonial Note from Lesley Morgan on Mon, Oct 31
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I would never have had the commitment to keep up with daily writing without the structure and ease that 750words provides. Love it.

Testimonial Note from George Burton on Mon, Oct 31
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Buster, on the eve of this year’s NaNoWriMo, thank you so much for installing the little printer gadget. I will be able to write and write and then print out and save a manuscript! Just like the “big boys” who have written novels before me! without the hassle of highlighting and copying and pasting etc. etc. Thanks for thinking so carefully about what would help all of us writers.
Carol in upstate NY

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 31
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When a day offers emotional obstacle course hurdles, I frequently find myself thinking about what I’ll have to say on 750words. The processing power of this tool is empowering.

Testimonial Note from Kim Carter on Sun, Oct 30
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And when do you have to write to get a night bat badge? If not now, then when?

Testimonial Note from Rose Thornton on Sat, Oct 29
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I just lost my words for today, even though my word count reflected 752 words. Not happy. I don’t want to reload. Boo.

Testimonial Note from Rose Thornton on Sat, Oct 29
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Keeping a daily journal has always been important to maintaining my well-being. Which is why it sucked so much when I stopped writing very day. 750words.com has given me back my equilibrium — I keep my reminder email marked as unread and it glares at me all day until I stop procrastinating and start writing. There’s nothing happier than the moment when I pass 750 words and my counter turns green!

Testimonial Note from Jenny Nicholson on Sat, Oct 29
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I wrote a journal throughout my teens but demands on my time after I started working full-time crowded it out of my life. Thanks 750words for motivating me to start writing daily again. Now I realise how much I had missed taking a few minutes to reflect on my thoughts each day.

Testimonial Note from Anna Gerber on Fri, Oct 28
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I want to give a shoutout to the Houston NaNoers who led me to 750words. I’m now limbered up and ready for The Writing Marathon Formerly Known As The Month Of November. Thanks, y’all!

Testimonial Note from Lesley Morgan on Fri, Oct 28
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The month of October has been insane with overcommitments and learning to juggle full time work with returning to school. I’m appreciative of the opportunities and find it amazing that in all of that, when everything else has dropped off the map, this is the one thing I’ve consistently continued through the month! I’m grateful for this space and the quiet time I get writing these words!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Oct 27
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Thu, Oct 27
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Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Thu, Oct 27
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750words.com has helped me reconnect with my writing. I have a journalism degree but have not written anything in years. The daily practice with 750 words is helping me rebuild my confidence and get back in touch with some much needed creativity. I have also found that writing like this is very healing. I am able to express anger, fear, frustration, excitement, and all sorts of other emotions in a very safe, private way. Expressing them here has helped me be much more objective and balance in my relationships with my husband, family and friends. Thank you for this site.

Testimonial Note from Susan Arnett on Tue, Oct 25
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A friend recently introduced me to this website and so far I’ve found it extremely helpful for staying motivated to get up each morning and have a goal to work towards, first thing. While not the only tool I use for writing, it has already payed for itself in terms of the sketching and inspiration I’ve drawn from it.

Testimonial Note from Nathan Hall on Tue, Oct 25
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As someone who struggles mightily with ADD, 750words.com, its badges and monthly challenges provide motivation for me to impose some structure on my own life and my daily writings keep me more focused and engaged in that life. It has been a godsend. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Scott Anthony on Sun, Oct 23
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Alex Shchedrin on Sat, Oct 22
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Peter Tangney on Sat, Oct 22
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No auto lock while writing a note of inspiration

I was just writing a rather detailed feature request and lost it when 750 words locked itself :-(

New Feature Request Note from Paul Hollingdrake on Sat, Oct 22
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Go dark

Invert the colours so that it’s white/orange text on black background. It strains the eye less when typing in a darkroom and apparently black is more energy saving. Go dark: Save my eyes, save the world.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Fri, Oct 21