writing

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
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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
Script-Frenzy
25 Feb 2012

Why NOT Write a Screenplay?

  Even if you are not an aspiring screenwriter, you probably have an idea for a script in you. You have overheard a weird conversation between two people, you have imagined how you would act in a scenario, you know how you wish your last breakup should have gone down,…

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
22 Jan 2015

LOVE NOTES AND OTHER DISASTERS ZINE

A brand new collection of Broke-Ass Stuart's writing made up of some of his most famous pieces and new things never before published.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
donating-money-to-the-arts
22 Nov 2011

How to Be a Broke-Ass Patron of the Arts

Whenever I played the “If I won the lottery…” game, my second act in my newfound wealth, after buying a modern loft condo in both New York and LA, was to be a patron of the arts; buy a museum wing, donate money to build a theater, etc. Being fairly…

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
hunter-s-thompson
01 Nov 2011

Just shut up and write already! – National Novel Writing Month

By reading this site, you likely are always looking for awesome ways to live your life, so you have a story that needs to be told. But maybe you never imagined writing a book, or never thought you could. Listen, if Snooki can “write” a book, so can you. It…

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 4