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Podcast: So you want to be a writer

Get your weekly dose of news in the world of writing, publishing and blogging. Join Valerie Khoo and co-host Allison Tait as they give you insider gossip and ideas on how to make it as a successful writer.
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Podcast: So you want to be a Photographer

Get your weekly dose of news in the world of photography, publishing and blogging. Join Valerie Khoo and co-host Gina Milicia as they give you insider gossip and ideas on how to make it as a successful photogrpher.
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Day 4 of #vidtember: My top 3 speaking tips (and what NOT to do with a really hot iron)

Today's video is coming at you from Brisbane where I'm about to speak to about 600 entrepreneurs at the Brisbane Convention Centre. I share my top 3 speaking tips including what you should definitely not do with a really hot iron. And if you're wondering what #vidtember is: http://www.chrisducker.com/vidtember-challenge/
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Day 3 of #vidtember: From Melbourne Airport and my top 3 (slightly unusual) business travel tips

So this video has been filmed in the carpark at Melbourne Airport, uploaded in the Qantas Club lounge and will probably be winging its way to you as I get on my flight to BrizVegas. It's my top 3 business travel tips.
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Day 2 of #vidtember: The one where I drive 800kms in one day with three dogs and two cats

This comes to you from windy Gundagai filmed in front of the famous "Dog on the Tuckerbox" as I drive from Sydney to Melbourne with my five pets in tow.
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Day 1 of #vidtember: High heels and storytelling masterclasses on the Gold Coast

I've decided to take the plunge and take part in Chris Ducker's #vidtember challenge. That's 30 videos in 30 days. And believe it or not that's really pushing me out of my comfort zone. Goodness knows if I will last but there is only one way to find out So here is Day 1 broadcast to you from the Gold Coast.
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WRITER Ep 28 Stunning writing studios, a ridiculously priced comic book, extreme reading and we talk to doctor turned bestselling author Nick Earls.

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait. This week we talk about a beautiful poem of the same name, stunning writing studios, the most valuable comic of all time, the extreme reading experiment, the book ‘From Unknown to Expert’ by Catriona Pollard, Writer in Residence Nick Earls, chromecast, how to manage your ideas and more! You can listen via: iTunes, Stitcher, or find the transcript, show notes and listen via our blog here.
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WRITER Ep 27 Famous writers’ rules on writing, best blog post length, can you make a living as a writer? And actor/director Lex Marinos on his new book.

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait. This week we talk about how long should your blog post be? The rules of writing, why you should write love letters, finding your ‘discomfort threshold’, the secrets for blogging your way to a six-figure income, Writer in Residence Lex Marinos, the best (free) app for scriptwriting, making a living as a freelance writer and more! You can listen via: iTunes, Stitcher, or find the transcript, show notes and listen via our blog here.
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WRITER Ep 26 Bizarre niche blogs, self publishing sensation Unbroken, how fan fiction can land you a book deal, and the future is bright for bookshops. We also talk to crime author Michael Robotham.

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait. This week we talk about inspired by Jane Austen, how fan fiction can land you a book deal, find freelance writing jobs on twitter, bizarre niche blogs, good news for Australian bookshops, The aitch Factor by Sue Butler, nine apps bloggers need, Writer in Residence Michael Robotham, what to do when your case studies fall through and more! You can listen via: iTunes, Stitcher, or find the transcript, show notes and listen via our blog here.
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WRITER Ep 25 Write for your goals, become a productive freelance writer, agents behaving badly and New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty.

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait. This week we talk about why it’s important to write for your goals, the best suggestion I ever got from my editor, the difference between editing features and editing fiction, how to become a productive freelance writer, the book No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty, agents behaving badly, Writer in Residence and New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty, a new social networking app for authors, should you advise editors if your pitch is accepted elsewhere, and more! You...
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If you love Offspring, creativity and entrepreneurship…

I'm aware that I'm possibly the only woman in Australia who doesn't watch Offspring. When I browse my social media stream while the show is on, I can confirm this to be true. Everyone in the world seems to be getting their Nina Proudman fix. But that's ok. There is still time. I can get the DVD. I'm on to it. So why am I talking about Offspring? Well, one of the show's characters has been played by muso Clare Bowditch, who is not only a singer and actress. She has also parlayed her talents into speaking about creativity in...
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How to find a consultant who will help transform your business

You've been there. Your business is growing and you just can't do everything. It's time to call in the experts – consultants who can help take you to the next stage of your business. This is be hard for control freaks. But if you want your business to grow it's important to accept that there are only 24 hours in a day and you can't actually be an expert in SEO, sales, operations, admin, customer service, accounting, strategy and human resources. Well, you can try – but you'll go crazy! Handing over the reins to consultants can be both liberating...
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