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

Why I'm not a domestic goddess FEATURE

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  1. Kelly Exeter

    I too am the anti-domestic goddess BUT, in the last 5 days I have made banana bread from scratch AND jam!! Valerie you have to try and make this jam – I can do it, anyone can!!

    1. valeriekhoo

      Much as I occasionally dream of make jam on my country-style Aga (not), the less-than-zero Care Factor dampens the motivation somewhat!

  2. jeff

    Love your work Valerie, always cracking me up

    1. valeriekhoo

      Glad to hear it!

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  4. Bambi

    Valerie,we can’t be good at everything! I missed out on doing home ec at school because too many kids wanted to do it. I ended up doing Latin instead! I can relate so much to your cooking and cleaning experiences! Fortunately my husband is a very good cook, and so are my two adult children. My mother came from Europe and she couldn’t cook either! 🙂

    1. valeriekhoo

      Snap! I did Latin too. Did you learn all about Caecilius and Matella who went into the via to find their dog Cerberus?

  5. Danielle Raine

    Bravo Valerie! I love this. I have a similar Care Factor (brilliant diagnosis) and anyway, most successful people delegate this stuff. (Apart from Johnny Depp, apparently….) Great post, thanks for standing up for us Non-Domestics!

    1. valeriekhoo

      Johnny Depp would be welcome to help me out around the house any time.

  6. Lisa Lintern

    One day I plan to write a book titled ‘Can’t cook. Don’t care’. My care factor is right down there with yours. But I can pour a darn nice glass of wine… x

    1. valeriekhoo

      We share similar talents Lisa. Now, where’s the merlot?