writing

preppy--japanese--platinum--fountain--pen
18 May 2015

5 Cheap-Ass Fountain Pens

So much more than a graduation gift or banker’s front pocket accessory, the fountain pen is still the best way to write longhand. A fountain pen will tighten up your penmanship and loosen your grip, saving you from writer’s cramp.  Contrary to the marketing hype of a few high end

Charles Daly-- Far East Correspondent/ Ramen Taster 0
thompson typewriter
11 May 2015

5 Reasons Using a Typewriter Makes You a Better Writer

I’m what you might call a born-again luddite. There was a time when I believed that I owed my writing life to modern technology. I learned to type on Windows 95 with Mario Teaches Typing, I used right-clicking as my thesaurus, and I penned my first short story on a

Charles Daly-- Far East Correspondent/ Ramen Taster 0
starvingwriter
08 May 2015

Broke-Ass Stuart, San Francisco Is Looking For Interns!!

Hey broke-asses! Broke-Ass Stuart is looking for interns!  We currently have two opportunities open, both editorial: Writing Intern Duties Pitch and enter at least one post per week. Monitor our social media presence. Assist Stuart in day-to day correspondences and outreach. Aid our Calendar editor in content. Qualifications Passionate about

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder 0
couch-surfing
04 Aug 2014

How to Survive As a Broke Ass Writer: Couch and Hostel Surfing

So, I’ve been on the road as a writer and musician for a little over a decade. The first time I officially became homeless I was 19 years old, and the first time I ran away from home was at age 15. I have always been a transient person. Working

Jordannah Elizabeth - Commonwealth Columnist 0
usbtype
07 Jul 2014

How to Survive as a Broke-Ass Writer in San Francisco

Being a Broke-Ass Writer in San Francisco is only tricky if you try to get your start as a writer in San Francisco. This is a seven by seven mile city with a small number of serious online publications and newspapers. If you’re serious about getting published in serious media outlets,

Jordannah Elizabeth - Commonwealth Columnist 0
a-broke-writers-guide-to-greenpoint-coffee-shops
06 Jul 2012

A Broke-Ass Writer’s Guide to Greenpoint Coffee Shops

As a starving, malcontent, narcissistic New York City writer, you have one of two options: writing in your apartment or writing in someplace that is decidedly not your apartment. The former is a simple premise. If you’re having trouble with it, you might consider giving up writing in favor of

Jules Owen - Wandering Wastrel 0
patti-smith-lecture-housing-works-bookstore-cafe
27 Mar 2012

Hear Patti Smith Talk About “Just Kids”: FREE at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Patti Smith is pretty much the quintessential New York icon.  No matter how you slice it, that lady is badass.  For this reason, the whole of New York City– and hip people everywhere– collectively peed their pants over her recent book about her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, Just Kids.

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0