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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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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…
 
One of the most powerful gifts you can have as a businesswoman is being able to sense your internal compass. Knowing when it’s not pointing to your true north and being pulled to fix it so you are feeling in the right place again. Valerie Khoo knows too well this feeling as she continually conquers new facets in her career. Valerie Khoo is an artis…
 
If you are ready for more. Ready to play a bigger game. Then you’ll love today’s episode. As we welcome 2021 with open arms, I’m sure you are ready to evolve into your next chapter of Brilliance. I dedicated today’s episode for you. So I have done it solo, to help you focus on working on your next level of greatness. This episode will have you revv…
 
What intentions are you setting for your festive season? What do you want your kids to feel? What do you want to create within your family? In this week’s episode we discuss what it is to create an intentional festive season with our children and what you might need to let go in the process. This episode is sponsored by the lovely Hannah at Ark and…
 
“So I wrote about what it was like to actually be in an eating disorder and how it felt. And it resonated with hundreds and hundreds of people in the comments, and then Huffington Post asked to publish it. And then it ended up in a lot of other media as well. It was in that moment that I realised that my story had a lot of power in it. And that I w…
 
Dr Nick Fuller has a PhD in obesity treatment, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Movement and a Masters in nutrition and dietetics. Currently based at The University of Sydney, Dr Fuller has been featured across Australia’s mainstream media (check this out with Karl Stefanovic), Dr Fuller was also awarded People’s Choice Award at the University of Sydne…
 
This Week In Wellness a study published in nature food has shown that sterilising plastic baby bottles at the high temperatures recommended causes them to shed millions of microplastics and trillions of nano plastics every single day. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/19/bottle-fed-babies-swallow-millions-microplastics-day-study http…
 
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…
 
Want to be healthy yourself and feed the family well but can’t be f*cked? Shan Cooper from My Food Religion is the girl for you! She even has an ebook called Can’t Be F*cked (CBF) Let’s face it – eating clean is bloody hard work, so much prep and we can often get overwhelmed with super foods, clever marketing and simply running out of motivation – …
 
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 …
 
There is something quite magnificent about animals and to those of us who are pet owners I particularly dedicate this podcast to YOU! I lost my mini black panther Meisha on the 12th November. She was 15 years of age. We got Meisha off death row from the RSPCA in Auckland when she was just a kitten. She was cheeky, self-sufficient, her own kind of l…
 
Dairy milk alternatives are growing in popularity and we get asked every single day ‘which milk is best’? On this episode of wellness women radio we compare the most popular plant based milks including: almond, rice, soy, hemp, macadamia, oat… and the list goes on! Tune in now! Don’t forget to follow us on social media: www.facebook.com/thewellness…
 
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…
 
In this week’s episode Bridget gives us the 4-1-1 on nervous system regulation, dysregulation and co-regulation. It’s deep and super juicy​ for those learning lovers out there and explores the impact you can have on your child’s developing nervous system and why nourishing​ your own nervous system​ is paramount​ to a healthy family system. Nourishi…
 
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…
 
This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell. Narrated by the author herself, we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this wonderful book. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on…
 
In addition to a quick review of the new features in Photoshop, you’ll discover how to make a splash in this episode with splash photography. That means capturing splashes, water droplets while they’re in motion and tips on whether you should use techniques involving flash or shutter speed or both. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign …
 
Are you a morning writer? Meet Malcolm Knox, author of 'Bluebird'. Learn how dogs are helping kids to read. Discover how to get motivated for NaNoWriMo. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'What Cats Want' by Dr Yuki Hattori up for grabs. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit WritersCentre.…
 
What happens when another business like yours opens up nearby? Whether a new business opens up physically near you or in the online world - no matter what industry you are in, there will always be others doing what you do and offering what you offer. How do you think about it? Do you view them as a direct competitor? Do you view them as indirect co…
 
This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Firestar: A Maven & Reeve Mystery by A.L. Tait. Narrated by the author herself, we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this exciting book. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook …
 
We talk to outdoor and adventure photographer Angela Percival. Angela is a completely self-taught who has gone on adventures that most of us only watch in movies or read about in adventure magazines. She once convinced her crew to sail the coast of Greenland when they couldn’t find a boat from Iceland and she has bike-packed 750km through Northern …
 
Meet Rose Carlyle, author of 'The Girl in the Mirror'. Learn about the rise and rise of 'stealth help' books. We congratulate the Ned Kelly award winners! Plus, we have 3 copies of 'The Windsor Diaries' by Alathea Fitzalan Howard to give away. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit…
 
Barbara Mutedzi is a guest with an astonishing background - a Conscious Leadership Coach & a Social and Medical Anthropologist trained in Neuroscience based coaching. This is such an intelligent discussion about Barbara's life and her business startup story as she shares her thoughts and experiences. We talk about money - how she funded her startup…
 
This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern. Narrated by the author herself, we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this gripping book. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit Write…
 
Your personal projects can lead to bigger opportunities. We talk to photographer Scott McAulay on how personal projects have impacted his own photographic practice. You’ll learn about: his early struggles getting his photography business started; building a business using relationship building; the importance of mentors and community; the importanc…
 
Fear holds many people back from truly making their impact in the world, from being more true to who they want to be, who they are meant to be. Maybe this is you? I usually consider myself to be brave, to be courageous and yet at times I find myself - apprehensive - that's my word for fear! We've learned to name it other things. In this episode I t…
 
This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall. Narrated by veteran Australian actor Claudia Karvan, we bring bookshop browsing to you in this episode with the first chapter of this book. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Vis…
 
How do you achieve that candid, natural shot that looks like you’ve just walked past and captured the perfect moment. We don’t recommend the spray and pray approach. It only takes a bit of thought and some smart techniques to create wow-worthy shots that people love. In this episode, you’ll discover: finding the good light, how to direct your model…
 
Meet Craig Silvey, author of 'Honeybee'. Learn about a cool opportunity to become a bookseller in the Maldives. Enter The Horne Prize for your chance to win $15,000. Alison Rushby shares her tips on how to make writing fun again. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'Just Like You' by Nick Hornby to give away. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison…
 
Leah Weinberg helps couples plan their wedding - she is a wedding planner. For 10 years Leah was a lawyer and she has left that behind her to build her own business. This is quite a story. She talks about money and pricing and the tough times when it feels so personal and what you can do to move on ... She says that rejection feels especially perso…
 
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