Valerie Khoo


This is the personal blog of Valerie Khoo, CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses. She is author of ‘Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business’ and co-host of the popular podcasts ‘So you want to be a writer’ and ‘So you want to be a photographer’. Valerie is also a mentor, keynote speaker and artist. She is passionate about exploring worlds of creativity and business. READ MORE

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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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