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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I never thought I would be a writer. This morning, technically right after I finish this, I will complete the one month challenge. On top of that I will complete NaNoWriMo. This is a good month for me, I had a rough patch in my life, I was sick for a long time and I stopped writing. After I started writing again, pushing through the rough patch. I’m doing great now, thanks for the push 750.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Roxanne O on Tue, Nov 30
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November 30th has arrived… I have met the challenge of 750 for the month and the NaNoWriMo challeng of 50, 303 words at noon today. Hurray!!!
Thanks for all the help, my life novel is by no way finished, but I have accomplished something, Without 750 Words, I know I would not have been motivated to see it through. So Dec 1st comes tomorrow with new challenges and maybe a little less stress since I no longer have 1667 words a day hanging over my head… I look forward to more days of 750 and a bit of relaxation. Thanks again Buster, I look forward to seeing my new badges soon. On NaNoWriMo, my name is K.P.S.Gresh.
Blessings and Embracing to all worders here…
and Please, Give willingly to the Cups of Patronage.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Ken Gresh on Tue, Nov 30
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Secure server for writing

Bring privacy to the next level.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Tue, Nov 30
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Buster, thank you for creating this website! I just completed NaNoWriMo, I’m on a 36-day streak (albatross, yeah!), and writing more than 750 words every day. I have to pinch myself to believe its really me that has accomplished these things!

Testimonial Note from Raye Cage on Mon, Nov 29
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I just finished Nanowrimo thanks to 750 words…might not have had the discipline otherwise! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Nov 29
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I am rounding the bend to the end of NaNoWriMo, discovering how pleasurable it is to write, to write fiction. Who knew?
And every morning, before I get my NaNoWriMo on, I do my 750 words, to clear my head, to brainstorm ideas, and have a little game plan for my day.
Thank you, Buster, for that.

Testimonial Note from Gilda Haas on Mon, Nov 29
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Woo-Hoo! I got my NANO badge.
Thankfully, these words are: “Private, unfiltered, spontaneous, daily” which means that no one need know just how un-novel-like my novel became. What I /did/ get is a burst of creativity, some clear looking into the functioning (or not) of my brain (& what happens when I ask it to produce even when it’s told me it doesn’t FEEL like it), and a sense of accomplishment. Oh, & now I get to look at the analysis of my novel and look at pretty graphs of it. Why do my characters seem to have an unnatural affinity toward “knowing”, and what is it with the wilderness creatures!!!

Anyway, big toast to Buster & a tool that kept me plugging away at it every day (except when the internet was away)… I used this as my primary writing medium so the whole “oops-I-didn’t-paste” issue was solved… my sympathies to those who missed a day. I know the heartbreak. But someday, like a flamingo, you will rise… (it’ll take you a while to rise like a phoenix…)

Cheers!

Testimonial Note from Quibbleable on Mon, Nov 29
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Life is wonderful. Lots to work on to make things better, so getting myself out there…

One Month Challenge Bounty from Sarah Kamal on Sun, Nov 28
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Arghhhh! I wrote 3282 words for NaNo yesterday and forgot to copy and paste them into 750words before going to bed, breaking a 165 day streak! How could I have screwed up so badly?

Thanks to Buster, who restored my streak. I do love this site. Now, to not do something that dumb again.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Nov 28
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Nov 27
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Nov 27
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Nov 27
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Getting into the discipline of daily writing has cleared my thoughts, kept me centered, and generally helped me be more self-respecting. Unfortunately, five days before the end of the November challenge, I woke up at 3:00am realizing that I had forgotten my Words for the day. Crap. This was my consequence, but I’m happy to donate to the cause.

Testimonial Note from Bob Gerard on Sat, Nov 27
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Party! The NaNo badge is in! 26 days of labor have been rewarded with a very nice badge. I would have never accomplished this without the great help of 750words.com. The daily counters, the idea to write at least 750 and last but not least the easy to use interface helped me a lot to reach the 50,000 words of NaNoWriMo!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Nov 27
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Just reached my Phoenix badge! So happy. I’ve been keeping up on my 750 words while doing my second NANOWRIMO. It helps me to clear my mind of the daily chatter, gives me a place to work out plot ideas, and generally keeps me in practice. The first 10,000 words of my novel poured out of me so easily, and I credit this daily 750 words practice. By writing every day, I’m used to facing down the blank screen and watching the words pile up in front of me, and not allowing the fact that I have no earthly idea what I’m going to write about intimidate or keep me from writing. No excuses, just words on the page. Every day, whether I feel like it or not. Thank you, Buster!

Testimonial Note from Terri Sharkey on Fri, Nov 26
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So, 750words is the site that got me writing every day. 750words is the site that encouraged me enough in my ability to write every day that I signed up for my first NaNoWriMo this year. I had a 236-day unbroken streak on 750words.

Tonight I finished NaNoWriMo, and came to 750words to upload my day’s writing on my novel, only to find that I forgot to do so yesterday. My streak is busted. I should be happy about the novel, but I’m just gutted over this.

Not a very inspirational note, I’m afraid, but at least it’s replete with irony.

As always, thanks Buster for this site, an awesome idea, carried through. I will keep writing, even though I’m back to being a damned egg.

HAPPY NEWS UPDATE – after seeing another NaNo writer’s comment about forgetting to post a day’s writing here, and Buster restoring her streak, I was brought out of my funk enough to at least ask, and Buster has restored my streak and stats also! (Seems simple enough in hindsight.)

Thank you again, Buster!

Testimonial Note from Pat Hughes on Thu, Nov 25
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An iPhone/iPad app

An iPhone app with offline mode would be good.

New Feature Vote from Alex Shchedrin on Thu, Nov 25
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750 Words is my favorite interwebs page! I have really enjoyed making writing into a game, it has combined two things I love. Thank you Buster for creating an awesome website. I owe you ten words ;)
Fresh Futuristig!

Testimonial Note from Dylan Fogle on Wed, Nov 24
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Today my streak is up to 265. When I started writing here, I never really imagined how long this would last! I love having a private space to clear my head and plan my day. And in just 100 more days, I bet I’ll have something even more awesome than a pterodactyl (though that will be really hard to top!) to brag about! Thanks, Buster. :)

Testimonial Note from Cislyn Smith on Tue, Nov 23
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you can do it!!!! seriously, i am now on a 67 day streak and even though i am struggling with it right now, i keep on writing….do it for 20 days…see what happens.

One Month Challenge Bounty from James Edward Hervey on Mon, Nov 22
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I’m amazed at how fun it can be to develop writing discipline. Even in my first week 750 Words has allowed me to get a jumpstart on several writing projects. Thanks for a great site and for providing a place for a fantastic community.

Testimonial Note from Camden Bucey on Sat, Nov 20
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I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
-Robert Frost, poet (1874-1963)

I have never started a 750 words journal page knowing what I wanted to write about— or if I have a plan— it always changes.
What’s your experience of writing?
Donna-Grace

Testimonial Note from Donna Grace Noyes on Wed, Nov 17
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One bad day and my Phoenix became an egg. Damn. But I’ll still tell people this is the best site on the Internet.

Testimonial Note from Sarah Winfrey on Tue, Nov 16
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There is magic in coming back, day after day and making the conscious choice to create new words. Thank you for making this choice so easy :)

Testimonial Note from Marie D. Tiger on Tue, Nov 16
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I came across this site when i was going through a very rough patch and needed to clear my head of excessive, messy thoughts daily, sometimes twice daily. Al I can say is that it helped me recover from a terrible breakup which then, with a clear mind, I managed to turn into a great relationship. Right now, a buddy of mine is going through some tough times, too. I challenged him to write at least 20 straight days. I had to throw in a steak dinner offer to get him to try it, if he manages.

Testimonial Note from Andrej Krasnansky on Mon, Nov 15
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I’ve got my Phoenix—thank you!
Writing in the morning seems to even out my days—especially at the worst times when I’m going ‘why did I waste all that time yesterday’ ‘how could I have been so dumb’ or ‘I don’t know what to do’ because writing it out brings to the surface what would otherwise be going round and round in my head.

Testimonial Note from Ovidia Yu on Mon, Nov 15
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750words has been a tremendous help clearing my mind, motivating me to write more, and helping me overcome anxiety about writing (if I can write 750 words a day, I can certainly write a 250-word blog post!). The stats have pushed my creativity, helping identify patterns and ways of thinking. And lastly, 750words has given me a much-needed dose of humility, as I rose towards the glory of Albatross, only to be returned to Egg last night. Thank you for creating a wonderful tool!

Testimonial Note from Gin Ferrara on Mon, Nov 15
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Annika Harding on Sun, Nov 14
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Thank you, Buster, for this great site that has miraculously kept me coming back to write for a hundred days in a row! A regular journal would have never made me do this, plus this is private, inspiring and fun! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Liene A on Sun, Nov 14
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I’m doubling down my Cups of Patronage because I reached phoenix status today! Thanks for all the positive change you’re helping me to achieve, 750 Words! I’m so glad we met 100 days ago. <3 (And, in honor of the occasion, I just signed up for monthly cups – you’re totally worth it!)

Double Down on Charity Note from Kate C on Sat, Nov 13