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Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors, bring you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing and publishing. Learn practical writing techniques, go behind-the-scenes and discover how real life authors got their big break. Uncover the creative processes of writers who have made it.
 
Leading celebrity and portrait photographer Gina Milicia discusses how to get the most out of your photography, including all the gear and gadgets you need. She chats to photography enthusiast Valerie Khoo on how to pose people, scout the best locations, and more. Useful tips, practical advice – and even some gossip – to help you get ahead, behind the lens!
 
The Sydney Writers' Centre podcast on writers and writing features interviews with best-selling and acclaimed writers in a wide range of genres including literary fiction, fantasy, children's books, non-fiction, business and much more. Founder of the Sydney Writers' Centre, Valerie Khoo, interviews successful writers on how they approach the writing process and what goes into creating a remarkable piece of work. www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au
 
Join renowned entrepreneur + mentor Ingrid Thompson each week for this podcast about and for entrepreneurs and leaders who think big and who take action to create business success, Financial Independence and to make a difference in the world. You can find us over in FB Healthy Numbers Profit Lab is where I go Live every week on important topics + I answer your business questions + safe and collaborative environment + much more! Ingrid and her guests are disrupting the status quo for what it ...
 
Welcome to Murder and Mayhem – the podcast where we explore the dark and mysterious side of writing. It’s a world filled with more evil and crime than you can shake a sharpened stick at – where people save the world from certain destruction, where spies, terrorists and thugs abound, and where the killer could be someone in your very own home. It's also a world often filled with flawed heroes and likeable villains. But above all, it’s a place where we explore the authors who tell these very s ...
 
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This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. This is the latest novel from the bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper, Small Great Things, Nineteen Minutes, A Spark of Light, and many, many more. Jodi is well-known for tackling big issues and exploring complicated moral topics, and The…
 
Discover how to license your images and add another revenue stream to your photography business. In this interview with Adam Taylor, you’ll find out: how Adam got started shooting action sports and fitness photography, moving his family from California to Hawaii in the middle of a pandemic, the authentic video resume that led to his big break, the …
 
Meet Ceridwen Dovey, author of 'Life After Truth'. Discover tips on how to share your writing for the first time. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'The Werewolves Who Weren't' by T.C. Shelley to give away. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit WritersCentre.com.au | AllisonTait.com | Val…
 
This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. Juliet's elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime - and why? The only clue is her grandfather Karl's missing signet ring. This is the debut novel from Sonya, one of our amazing graduates at…
 
Want to kick off 2021 so that you’re organised for the rest of the year – and beyond!? We give you a blueprint for the best way to organise your photography gear, files and time. These are real world tips that are tried and true so that you’ll be more productive and efficient. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter f…
 
Meet Jennifer Niven, author of 'Breathless'. We discuss achieving your essential writing goals for 2021. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'What's it Like to be Chased by a Cassowary?' by Felicity Lewis to give away. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit WritersCentre.com.au | AllisonTait…
 
I've never really been a "goal setter" and have to admit the whole Hairy Goal discussion makes me squeamish! In this "just me" podcast episode I describe my personal approach to business today. Inspired by a few different things that I've been thinking about and working on in the past few months, I'm taking a very singular view and focussing on The…
 
This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper. Follow Letitia Rawlings on her quest in 1911's Hunter Valley to heal a family rift. An intricately illustrated map offers a clue to the fate of her long-lost aunt. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of …
 
Happy new year! We celebrate with you – our wonderful listeners – and recap more great photography lessons we’ve learnt in the past year. From the art of storytelling, to lighting tips and how to master the right mindset, take these lessons in 2021 for a cracker of a year. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for g…
 
Gabriella Rosa graduated as a Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science almost 20 years ago and has been running her business pretty much since graduating. Gabriela is the author of 4 books. She has a Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health and Human Genetics) from The University of Sydney and has recently completed clinical research …
 
With the holidays upon us, we look at the best photography lessons of 2020. From how to gain more confidence to the easiest smile hack ever – and everything in between! Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our Community which delivers mo…
 
Today I want to take us through the basic belief cycle – you may have seen this before or have had it explained to you before … and I especially want to use some of our beliefs about our ability to understand money as an example The basic belief cycle = we start with our beliefs and our thoughts - our thoughts and our beliefs lead to our feelings -…
 
Meet Benjamin Stevenson, author of 'Either Side of Midnight'. Valerie and Allison take a look at the words of the year! Plus, there are 10x double passes to 'The Dry' to win, courtesy of Roadshow Films. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit WritersCentre.com.au | AllisonTait.com |…
 
Meet Ewa Ramsey, author of The Morbids, a gorgeous story of friendship, love and what it means to truly live when, sometimes, it may seem easier not to. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit WritersCentre.com.au | AllisonTait.com | ValerieKhoo.com See omnystudio.com/listener for p…
 
Editing your shots can turn an average image into a stunner. But where do you start and what sorts of tools should you use. We break down the key effects and basic editing tools you can use to transform your images. For the first time, we’ve also provided an accompanying video so you can see what we’re doing “live” on screen and watch the exact too…
 
Meet Nathan Makaryk, author of 'Lionhearts'. Discover the 7 tips you need to know about writing historical fiction and last-minute gift ideas for the writers in your life. Plus, we are giving away a massive 10-book pack to one lucky winner. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit Wr…
 
Julie Goodall takes the solo out of being a solopreneur and in this honest and practical discussion Julie shares the wisdom of building and growing her business over the past 6 years. Highlights in this interview: What she wished she'd done differently? Realised which clients were the "best fit" for her business. How did she get started? It was whe…
 
This ‘inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor. Set in 1893, The Grandest Bookshop in the World follows the adventures of Pearl and Vally, who live with their father in Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne. We bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter o…
 
Meet photographer Brian Friedman who started out as a road manager for the legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes. But it was during Haynes’ 20-city tour, that Brian began photographing Roy and discovered his passion for image-making that put him on a road to a new career. Since then, he has become recognised as the photographer of choice by noted enter…
 
Meet Lian Tanner, author of 'A Clue for Clara'. Plus we share 10 writing tips you can use today. Discover your chance to be published with Penguin Random House Australia. And we have a huge 10-book pack giveaway in time for the holidays. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit Write…
 
A few weeks ago a came across this book: The XX Brain by Dr Lisa Mosconi Click here for more information Over the past decade we have come to know so much more about the brain – through neuroscience and brain studies and extensive research. Dr Lisa is especially interested in women’s health – and preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s One of the thing…
 
Meet Esther Krogdahl, author of the gorgeous Grumbelina. Hear how Esther drew inspiration for the book from her daughter's "terrible threes" and learn about her fascinating career writing for children's virtual reality games. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit WritersCentre.com…
 
Go behind the scenes in these photographs on the thought process behind what makes these great images. From posing, lighting and composing, you’ll get insight into what goes into these shots and ideas on how you can apply them to your own work. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom …
 
Highlights from this episode: 1. What happens when you don't pay attention to the numbers?! You just might get a very pleasant surprise! 2. The unexpected benefits of identifying your niche - which she wishes she had done "much earlier" than she did: collaboration opportunities content creation speaking to your ideal client understanding the platfo…
 
Meet Meg Keneally, author of 'The Wreck'. Learn how to edit your second draft. Discover the reasons why publishers might reject good writing. Do you have niblings? Plus, we have 3 copies of '2020 Dictionary' by Dominic Knight to give away. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit Wri…
 
This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart. Narrated by the author herself, we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the prologue and first chapter of this exuberant story. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Faceboo…
 
Meet Eduard Florin Niga, a photographer specialised in macro and micro photography. To create his masterpieces, he uses a variety of photographing techniques including stacking, stack-and-stitch and single shot, in his home, self-built studio. He also ventures out into the wild looking for exciting behavioural insect shots. In the last 4 years, he …
 
Meet Sue Brierley, author of 'Lioness'. Discover how long it takes to write a first draft and 6 mistakes to voice when writing a guest blog post. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'The Charleston Scandal' by Pamela Hart – our amazing AWC presenter and director of creative writing – to give away. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listene…
 
At least a couple of times a week someone asks me this question: What is the difference between Profit and Revenue? and why does it matter to understand the difference? In this short episode I explain the difference in a number of different ways that I trust will be helpful for you to understand the difference. It is important to understand that re…
 
This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring Hideout by Jack Heath. Hideout is a bloody, twisted roller-coaster of dark action and suspense and we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this thriller. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on…
 
Meet Nat Geo photographer Ami Vitale, who has traveled to more than 100 countries, lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, was named by Instyle Magazine as on of fifty Badass Women alongside Jane Goodall, Christiane Amanpour and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has been named Magazine photographer of the year in the International Photographer …
 
Meet Monica McInerney, author of 'The Godmothers'. Is it ever too late to write a novel? Discover what percentage of you are plotters and what percentage are pantsers. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'Word for Today' by Roly Sussex up for grabs. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit Wri…
 
There are so many reasons to listen to this podcast 2 wonderful women working together to build a business our-Trace is all about doing good in the world Cat Long and Jo Auburn started this business in March 2020 and have already had 2 successful funding rounds - and they are happy to share the details with us This is a global business being operat…
 
This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh. Narrated by the author herself, we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the prologue of this heart-stopping adventure. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit Wri…
 
Hear from documentary photographer Ian Weldon. You’ll discover: How Ian developed his unique style; the moment his idol Martin Parr contacted him; Internal vs external motivation; dealing with quarantine; dealing with success; the importance of studying the history of photography; working as a documentary photographer vs commercial; how he got hire…
 
Meet Chris Hammer, author of the crime thriller 'Trust'. Discover what you need to know about traditional publishing and 8 signs you'd be a great freelance/content writer. Catch up on the Your Kid's Next Read author talk with Jacqueline Harvey. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'Life After Truth' by Ceridwen Dovey to give away. Read the show notes Connect …
 
The latest data from the 2021 Sales Enablement from Hubspot report says: * 84% of buyers now kick off their buying process with a referral. * 9 out of 10 buying decisions are made with peer recommendations. * 92% of buyers trust referrals from people they know Here is the one that I find most staggering ... and is the reason for this episode: After…
 
This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring Death in Daylesford by Kerry Greenwood. Kerry continues the adventures of Phryne Fisher in this mystery and we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first three chapters of this book. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast …
 
We catch up with Rowena Meadows to chat about candid family and commercial photography. We cover: dealing with rapid success; the transition from family portraits to commercial advertising; her thought process for capturing beauty in the ordinary; how she works with her families and commercial clients; how to blend in as a documentary photographer;…
 
Meet Lili Wilkinson, author of 'The Erasure Initiative'. Discover the one thing you need to improve your writing. Vote in our poll on whether you're a PLOTTER or a PANTSER. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'China Blonde' by AWC alumna Nicole Webb up for grabs. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Face…
 
This is a must listen episode for you if you have questions about managing your finances in your business. Tracy is warm and engaging and practical and interesting and knowledgeable ... and much more. Tracey has worked with and supported thousands of entrepreneurs to secure the financing they needed to grow their businesses. Her hands on experience…
 
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