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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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PHOTO Ep 12: How to give good head shot

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. Whether you’re shooting a head shot of an actor, model, CEO – and everyone in between – we break down the steps you need to take to create magic with your picture. Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher or over on Gina's website.
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WRITER Ep 51 What publishers want; weird writer habits; notebook obsession; internships; the 5-minute journal; and Writer in Residence Judith Rossell

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 agents and editors calling out to authors, internships, publisher forced to retract allegation in Julia Gillard’s book, weird writer habits, ideas on how to use your new notebook, the 5-minute journal, Writer in Residence Judith Rossell 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 50 The most important skills you need to start a writing career; literary profiles on Instagram; crowdsourcing your cover; when bloggers are affiliates; and Writer in Residence Peg Fitzpatrick.

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 the gorgeous typeface that drove men mad, the most important skills you need to start a writing career, literary profiles on Instagram, Neil Strauss crowdsources his next book cover, the book “How not to write bad” by Ben Yagoda, when bloggers are affiliates, Writer in Residence Peg Fitzpatrick, story wars and more.You can listen via: iTunes, Stitcher, or find the transcript, show notes and listen via our blog here. 
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PHOTO Ep 11: 50 Shades of Archiving: Workflow just got sexy

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. What is the best way to handle your workflow? In this episode, Gina and Valerie cover an efficient and effective system for your files, shoots and the delivery of images to your clients. It’s a system honed after years of experience – and Gina reveals the hard mistakes that taught her the proven system she uses today. Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher or over on Gina's website.
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Make 2015 your most productive year yet

You want to be a productivity ninja, but it seems like no matter how hard you work, your “to do” list doesn't get any shorter. So how can you achieve your goals and complete all your projects efficiently – without losing your mind?   1. It’s all about focus Many people think that focus is all about concentration. Experts say that you need to shut down all your browsers and ensure you're not multi-tasking. But focus is much more than just giving one task your undivided attention. After all, what happens if you're focusing on the wrong task.   Steve...
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PHOTO Ep 10: Transitioning from day job to photographer

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. Want to change careers and become a full-time photographer? Gina outlines everything you need to do to make the leap. From getting industry experience, finding mentors, books worth reading and what projects you should work on, this episode is your guide to making it all happen. Enjoy! Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher or over on Gina's website.
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WRITER Ep 49 Writers who take themselves too seriously, the decline of content mills, Hot Dudes Reading! And all your magazine writing questions answered.

 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 writers who take themselves way too seriously, Frankie magazine sees its first readership drop, mapping the imaginary, the future of content mills, the book Literary Miscellany by Alex Palmer, all your freelance writing questions answered, hot dudes reading and more! You can listen via: iTunes, Stitcher, or find the transcript, show notes and listen via our blog here. 
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PHOTO Ep 9: Your own studio space: from home to professional

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. Everything you need to know to create your own studio space, whether you are starting out at home, sharing with other photographers or investing in your own professional base. In this week’s episode, Gina and Valerie take you on a step-by-step journey through what you need to do from starting out to turning pro. Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher or over on Gina's website.
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WRITER Ep 48 Harper Lee’s new book; top journalists turn to branded content; Women of Letters goes from Melbourne to New York (via Molly Ringwald); What surrounds YOUR desk? And Writer in Residence crime thriller author Candice Fox.

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait. This week: join Kate Forsyth in Oxford, Harper Lee to publish a sequel, Women of Letters travels to New York via Molly Ringwald, how top journalists are pivoting their careers, Australia’s new creative grants model, nine famous writing spaces, share your desk, what you should read next, Writer in Residence crime thriller author Candice Fox, the apps we’re in love with, how to keep an interview on track and much more! You can listen via: iTunes, Stitcher, or find the transcript, show notes and listen...
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PHOTO Ep 8: How to shoot events, functions and major parties

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. How to shoot events, functions and major parties. This episode is all about events – we cover everything from the gear you need and what to wear, to event etiquette, how to get the best shots for your client, secret tips to use at weddings and your post-event must-dos. Listen now! Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher or over on Gina's website.
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