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Like reading? Like book clubs? +Allison Tait runs a fab one over at the Pink Fibro Book Club.
 
The April book selection for the Pink Fibro #Bookclub is here! Will you join us? http://bit.ly/1hiQnl0
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Episode 5 of the So You Want To Be A Writer #podcast is now available for your listening pleasure!

In this one, my co-host +Valerie Khoo and I talk about first drafts, wrangling CLEO Bachelors, water buffalo and how to maintain momentum as a freelance writer.

As well, +John Purcell - author and bookseller supremo - offers some fantastic insight for writers about just how books are sold. It's a must-listen! http://bit.ly/OdPJxU
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The Best Australian Blogs Competition closes tomorrow. Get your entries in to win a trip to Turkey! (It takes 2 minutes - go for it!)
http://www.writerscentre.com.au/community/best-australian-blogs-comp/
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Hot off the press in San Diego :)
I’m currently in San Diego at Social Media Marketing World and have been able to sample this lovely city for the past few days. Here’s what I’ve learnt so far: 1. San Diego is Man Diego Apparently, it is a truth universally acknowledged that the ratio of men to women is very healthy in San Diego. I have absolutely no scientific evidence to back up this claim but that’s what my friend from LA tells me. A cursory look around the bars and restaurant...
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All about, food, alcohol and a driver service. Sound about right for you Valerie :)
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Loving co-hosting this podcast with +Allison Tait :)
 
I've got a brand-new podcast, with +Valerie Khoo from +Australian Writers' Centre ! It's called So You Want To Be A Writer, and is your ticket to the inner workings of the writing world.

There are two episodes currently available:

• the first features Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, talking about screenwriting and writing novels;

•the second features +Fleur McDonald, one of Australia's most popular authors, discussing the rural fiction phenomenon. 

I'd love to hear what you think! http://bit.ly/1cSBkDm
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Congrats ladies!
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How wonderful. Savour Life dog food brand donates 50% of profits to help rescue dogs!
http://www.savour-life.com.au/
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how many human remain hungry in this earth....???
Nowadays, human as much as loves some living creatures and other materiel’s, they haven’t so much tender feelings for their own, loving person or for other human !
http://www.windowbangla.com/?p=1413
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Entries close TODAY 5pm (DST) 3 April. It's your last chance. Get your entries in to the Best Australian Blogs Competition to win a trip to Turkey. (It takes 2 minutes - go for it!) http://www.writerscentre.com.au/community/best-australian-blogs-comp/

The grand prize of the Best Australian Blogs Competition is a seven-day trip to Turkey with the global leader in guided holidays, Trafalgar.

This is set to be an amazing journey and the winner of the Best Australian Blogs Competition for 2014 will have this unforgettable experience.Wander through the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, cruise on the beautiful Bosphorus – the strait which separates Europe and Asia – and experience the jaw-dropping beauty of the country’s architecture, where a modern-day city sits amidst the historic legacy of Constantinople.

Sample the country’s legendary Turkish coffee or enjoy a hammam (traditional Turkish bath), before going shopping at the Grand Bazaar.
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Selfie at #smmw14 Social Media Marketing World in San Diego.
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OMG u rocking gorgeous gal!!
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In other news: I am now co-hosting a new podcast with the lovely +Allison Tait  (author and writer extraordinaire). It's called "So you want to be a writer" and is all about writing, blogging and publishing. I hope you like it!
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-writer-podcast/id836440322
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Wooohoo! Thrilled to hear it +Kelly Exeter  :)
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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.

I'm co-founder of SocialCallout.com, a service that connects bloggers with businesses.

I'm also a journalist and small business commentator for one of Australia's biggest news organisations. You can find my column about small business here.

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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