writing

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

Cut-Rate Curmudgeon 0
08 May 2015

Come Intern for Broke-Ass Stuart!

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 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

BAS Editorial Team 5
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
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
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
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
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 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