Valerie Khoo


This is the personal blog of Valerie Khoo – artist, author and podcaster. Valerie is passionate about exploring the worlds of creativity and business. She is co-host of the popular podcasts ‘So you want to be a writer’ and ‘So you want to be a photographer’. Valerie is a mentor to artists, writers and business owners on how they can turn their passions into thriving professional practices. She is author of ‘Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business’. Valerie is also CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses.

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  1. Linda

    I visited a map exhibition at the British Library just before Christmas and was taken aback how I’d allowed my creative well to be sucked so dry during the previous year, while buzzing on the business side –
    It was thrilling and invigorating to be in the presence of works that inspired and delighted my soul and reignited my desire to not only maintain what I have achieved to date but to push through and create more – which really is our life’s purpose 🙂

    1. Valerie Khoo

      Glad to hear the visit to the exhibition sparked that thought process Linda. I think we all need to make sure we take ourselves out of a “creative date” on a regular basis.

  2. Clare Voitin

    Reading seriously awesome books in my own space generates the creative juices for me. I love reading (and writing), but finding time for reading books is a gift. What it does do though is send the creative mind into overdrive – great article Valerie – an important reminder.