08 Jul 2016

Lavinia Ludlow : Writer you Should Know

Lavinia Ludlow got into writing because she couldn’t play ice hockey and didn’t have access to a punching bag. She writes about misfits, troubled relationships, and indy artists struggling to make it. Her style combines the three-chords-and-attitude charm of a garage band with the transatlantic wit of something more clever.

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12 Jun 2015

The Beatnik Shindig will be the largest gathering of Beat characters in 20 years

Through sprawls of twisting novels, jolting poetry, and a touch of drugs, a clique of artists belonging to the late ‘50s crafted the Beat legacy. At the peak of their activity, general America viewed them as destructive, wicked, and super gay. Naturally, bookstores and classrooms now showcase their work around

Emma Goyette - Creeping it Real 0
29 May 2015

Emotional Problems and Creativity, a Concise (and Un-Scientific) Guide

Before you consider an MFA or a fellowship, take a second look at a time-honored alternative–mental illness. Not all mental illnesses inspire their sufferers, and not all mental patients make good art, but some disorders do have a strong correlation with creativity, and emotional turbulence is often what drives someone

Charles Daly - Cut-Rate Curmudgeon 1
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

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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 - Cut-Rate Curmudgeon 0
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 (Editor, San Francisco) 0
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 1