writing

23 Sep 2019

Lessons for Freelance Writers Competing in Our Gig Economy

By Dee Dee Thompson When I decided to start freelance content writing back in December 2018, I’d just gotten fired from a sales role after only five weeks. Honestly, it was the best news ever (I hated that job), but I still worried about my finances and scrambled to find

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26 Apr 2018

Cracking Open A Cold Case: The Golden State Killer and The Legacy of Michelle McNamara

Joseph DeAngelo. If you don’t know that name, you will soon enough. Yesterday, April 25th, 72 year old Joseph DeAngelo was arrested in connection with a cold case that rocked the Bay area for a decade from 1976 to 1986. For a decade, the man known as The Original Night

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02 Mar 2018

When a Work Email Chain Goes Very Very Wrong

by Devin Holt Editor’s note: Most stories are made out of paragraphs that lead to the next paragraph. This fictional account of an email thread gone very, very wrong uses a slightly different format.                                

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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 the country,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 1
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
05 Aug 2014

How to Successfully be a Professional Hostel and Couch Surfer

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, and the first time I ran away from home I was 15. I have always been a transient person. Working and moving

Jordannah Elizabeth - Commonwealth Columnist 0
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