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. Deborah

    Love this post Valerie. I’m actually the opposite and don’t read non-fiction. (And probably for the same—but different—reasons to the man you overheard!) I read to escape, to feel, to think and to be entertained. For a long time I rarely read Australian novels because they were too close to home, but since I’ve been book blogging I’ve found myself reading quite a lot—and enjoying them!

    As for what people read… I’m the same. I know some who’ll only read ‘big L literature’ rather than genres but I don’t care what people read, as long as they’re reading. Kids and young people in particular!

    1. Valerie Khoo

      I’m loving Australian novels at the moment too 🙂 If you ever decide to give non-fiction a try there are some great creative non-fiction books around!

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