The Fairest Writer

Meredith Talusan ❄️
writing advice, musings, and announcements from Meredith Talusan and a wonderful team of volunteers
Created 09 Apr 2020
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  • Announcing Our Fall Workshop Series
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi everyone! Here finally is our free workshop series for the season, led by volunteers from within the Fairest Writer community. Click on the links for more info and to register. Tu, Oct 26, 2021, 8:...
  • Time for New (School) Year’s Writing Resolutions
    16 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Photo by Alexis Brown on Unsplash Hope everyone had a good summer! Now that fall is upon us I’m definitely feeling the fall productive energy coming from the many years I spent in school. January has ...
  • A Paperback Launch on Your Wedding Anniversary
    08 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    By some magic coincidence, my paperback launches today on my wedding anniversary, which gives me occasion to think about these two events in my life side by side, publishing a book and getting married...
  • PR Is Not a Dirty Word
    25 May 2021 • 1 min read
    Photo by Alena Ganzhela on Unsplash I briefly worked as a publicity assistant at a major publisher right out of grad school and didn’t enjoy it. I was high on myself at the time, and couldn’t handle o...
  • Don't (Just) Read What's Popular
    18 May 2021 • 1 min read
    I did a lot of studio art prior to writing full-time, and a professor of mine offered a piece of advice that has stayed with me: don’t just go to museums and large galleries; be inspired by artists no...
  • An Essay on Craft Books and Fiction
    12 May 2021 • 3 min read
    Photo by Yannick Pulver on Unsplash I’ve spent nearly a year now being part of a reading group where we read writing manuals and essay collections by other writers. This month we read Alexander Chee’s...
  • Short Story Workshop Tomorrow!
    03 May 2021 • 1 min read
    Apologies for this late newsletter; I was sick all week last week and only catching up now. For those of you who missed my amazing discussion with Emma Copley Eisenberg about writing across genres, he...
  • On Writing Across Mediums
    15 Apr 2021 • 1 min read
    Hi everyone. First off for those of you who missed my “Building a Sustainable Writing Career” workshop with Jenna Wortham, here’s the link to the recording, which expires on the 21st so get to it soon...
  • On Making Things Up
    06 Apr 2021 • 1 min read
    I’m in the final stages of working on a short story for this wonderful anthology called Anonymous Sex that Hillary Jordan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan are editing. It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on...
  • Lost in the Woods with Jenna Wortham
    30 Mar 2021 • 2 min read
    Jenna Wortham is the first guest for our spring workshop series, where we’ll be talking about building a sustainable writing career on April 6 at 8 PM ET / 5 PT. Register here if you haven’t yet! I wa...
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