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Valerie Khoo
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National Director of Australian Writers' Centre, Australia's largest centre for writing courses.
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Founder and National Director of Australian Writers' Centre, Australia's leading centre for writing courses.
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I love words. Books, blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking, Google+ing, and Storytelling.

Author of Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business (Wiley). www.PowerStoriesBook.com

I'm Founder and National Director of the Australian Writers' Centre,
which is Australia's leading centre for writing courses. There are online and face-to-face writing courses and students enrol from around the world. More than 20,000 students have studied with us.

I'm also a journalist and small business commentator. My writing appears in some of  Australia's most respected publications.

I have a personal blog at www.ValerieKhoo.com where you can keep up to date on what's going on in my work and life. Be warned: you'll also find many gratuitous pictures of my fluffy pets.

You can find me on Twitter: @valeriekhoo
And on Facebook: www.facebook.com/valeriekhoo

I look forward to connecting with you!
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Episode 69 of my podcast with the awesome +Allison Tait is out! Including an interview with Salon.com editor and memoirist Sarah Hepola  https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-writer-podcast/id836440322
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This episode is a cracker! +Gina Milicia and I discuss what you need to do when you're photographing MEN!  https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-photographer/id957592464?mt=2
 
What are the best ways to pose and direct men?
This week on the podcast +Valerie Khoo and I discuss all my favorite tips and techniques for photographing men. We discuss my top go to poses, grooming and styling tips and the one pose I think should be banned for life! You can download the show for free on ITunes http://ow.ly/3w5pBa  or listen via my website http://ift.tt/1FTNGme
Hope you enjoy the show :)
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Latest episode of my podcast with +Gina Milicia is out! How to pick the lens YOU need for your camera.  https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-photographer/id957592464?mt=2
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The latest episode of my podcast with the awesome +Gina Milicia is out! This week it's about how to become more confident as a photographer. Excellent practical tips...  https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-photographer/id957592464?mt=2
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The next episode of my podcast with +Gina Milicia is now online. How to take awesome travel shots!  https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-photographer/id957592464?mt=2
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This week on the podcast +Valerie Khoo ( the cat whisperer) and I chat about Cheap vs Expensive Lightshapers When to splurge and when it’s ok to Mcgyver or
buy cheaper brands

2. What kind of lighting to use in different situations to give you the most natural looking
results

3. A breakdown of all the different kinds of light shapers?modifiers and the qualities of
light and the advantages and disadvantages of each

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So this week, +Allison Tait and I talk about luxurious libraries, cool maps of fictional worlds, how to write a bestseller while losing weight (I know, it's totally a thing) and we chat to Salon.com editor Sarah Hepola on her memoir "Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget".
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-writer-podcast/id836440322
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The latest episode of "So you want to be a writer" is out! My co-host +Allison Tait and I dish the gossip in the world of writing, publishing and blogging. https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-writer-podcast/id836440322
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What are the best ways to successfully plan and photograph your first wedding?
EP26 of my podcast with +Valerie Khoo is out. This week we discuss a beginners guide to photographing your first wedding.

Everything you need to do before, during and after the wedding to nail that first shoot!
You can download the episode for free on iTunes http://ow.ly/3w5pBa or listen via my website. www.ginamilicia.com I hope you enjoy it!
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Our latest episode is out! Search for "So you want to be a writer" on iTunes :)
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The next episode of "So you want to be a photographer" is out!
 https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-photographer/id957592464?mt=2
 
What should you do if you accidentally delete your memory card, wipe your hardrive or botch a photo shoot? This week on the podcast +Valerie Khoo and I discuss epic photography fails and what to do when the caca hits the fan. How to survive a photography epic fail with your files and dignity intact.
You can download the episode via iTunes http://ow.ly/3w5pBa
or listen through my website. http://ginamilicia.com/2015/05/ep-22/ Hope you enjoy it! 
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Hope you enjoy this week's podcast episode of "So you want to be a writer" which I co-host with +Allison Tait https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-writer-podcast/id836440322
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