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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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WRITER Ep 47 Get the most out of writing comps; how NOT to write an obituary; sex scenes; what one blogger really earns; and Writer in Residence Nigel Bartlett.

 Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait. This week: what’s in a name? Mapmaker Chronicles cover reveal, why Allison is not sponsored by her husband, getting the most out of writing competitions, how not to write an obituary, why writers have such a hard time writing about sex, what Allison has learned in her fifth year of blogging, the almost million-dollar man Pat Flynn, Writer in Residence Nigel Bartlett, how to find the right PR person for the product, and more! You can listen via: iTunes, Stitcher, or find the transcript, show...
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PHOTO Ep 7: The secret to photographing difficult people

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. What happens when you have to photograph a difficult or demanding person? In this episode, we focus on the hacks Gina has honed over 20 years of photographing everyone from Prime Ministers to divas and actresses to the shyest and most insecure people around. So many take-aways you can use for yourself. Enjoy the episode! Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher or over on Gina's website.
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I get asked curly questions on the Flying Solo podcast.

This week, acclaimed business coach and founder of Flying Solo Robert Gerrish interviewed me on the Flying Solo podcast. Robert’s not only a great business coach, he’s a great interviewer. And he certainly kept me on my toes. I hope you enjoy it.
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WRITER Ep 46 Ask HarperCollins’ editors your questions; write good endings; Liz Gilbert’s new book; Nora Roberts’ blog; RescueTime app; and Writer in Residence crime thriller author James Phelan.

 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 becoming an enthusiastic respite in the lives of your readers, Elizabeth Gilbert to release a book on creativity, ask the HarperCollins editor part three, the basics of endings, winter weekends, Writer in Residence crime thriller author James Phelan, how you teach teach yourself to write faster, the app RescueTime 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 6: How to organise an efficient and successful shoot

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. How to organise an efficient and successful shoot. This episode focuses on what a professional photographer must have in place when you have clients, expectations and a finite time period to achieve the images needed. Gina and Valerie discover what you need in a client brief for advertising, editorial, event or portfolio shoots. They discuss what you need on a shot list, the infrastructure required for a successful shoot (it’s not as much as you think) and the little things that ensure the shoot goes...
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WRITER Ep 45 We’re back! What age do authors break through? How to write a 93,000-word book in 6 weeks. The 7-minute workout. And author Lisa Heidke on her new book “It started with a kiss”.

 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 Hello 2015! A new storytelling platform, write 93,000 words in six weeks, the Thiel grant for online writing, are you at the right age for your breakthrough book? Think small for freelance writing success, the book ‘The art and craft of feature writing’ by William Blundell, 10 blogs for writers in 2015, Writer in Residence Lisa Heidke (plus a giveaway!), work out in 7 minutes, how to close you can be to your subject, and much more. You...
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PHOTO Ep 5: How to find the best locations for your shoots

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. How to find the ideal locations for your shoots. Whether you do corporate photography, weddings, portraits or any other kind of photography, the location you’re shooting in can be the difference between a great shot, and a good shot. This episodes discusses what you need to be looking in a location so that you create the best possible shot. Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher or over on Gina's website.
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PHOTO Ep 3: If you want to succeed, you need the right gear. Here’s your guide.

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. In this episode, what essential gear do you need if you want to be a successful photographer? Leading celebrity and portrait photographer Gina Milicia reveals what you need when it comes to cameras, lenses, accessories and a host of McGyver-style hacks that she uses along the way. Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher or over on Gina's website.
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PHOTO Ep 2: What are the best ways to hone your craft and learn how to become a better photographer?

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. In this episode, what’s the most efficient way to learn how to take great shots? Whether you’re a newbie or an enthusiast, leading celebrity and portrait photographer Gina Milicia reveals her secrets on how to choose the right courses, find the best mentors and get access to free resources. Gina talks about how you can develop your own signature style and much more. Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher or over on Gina's website.
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PHOTO Ep 1: Welcome to a whole new world of photography.

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a photographer with acclaimed photographer Gina Milicia. Join leading celebrity and portrait photographer Gina Milicia and photography enthusiast Valerie Khoo as they reveal everything you need to know about photography, how to find and choose the right gear, the best way to shoot your subjects – and a whole lot more. This is episode one. Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher or over on Gina's website.
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