This week we chat with Valerie Khoo.
Valerie is a well-known Australian author, founder and National Director of the Australian Writer’s Centre, journalist, keynote speaker and host of not one but two podcasts (So you want to be a writer, with Allison Tate and So you want to be a photographer, with Gina Milica).
Tune in to learn:
- When Valerie began to consider writing a viable career choice
- What let her to create the Australian Writer’s Centre
- Valerie’s advice on dealing with failure
- Valerie’s big tips to new (and seasoned) copywriters
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Love the advice to own being a writer and to be open to feedback. Learning to listen to feedback has improved my writing so much over the years but I had to work hard to not take feedback personally! Now, I love clear and constructive feedback (but hate “I don’t like it but can’t tell you why” feedback).
It SO hard not to take it personally! I found it easier to think of it as the client’s word, not mine. Much easier to change then.
And yes, I can’t tell you why plus can you make it pop. Sigh. – Belinda
Great podcast! I love Valerie’s take on things. And I completely agree with Kate that pets help creativity and writing. I take regular breaks during the day to canoodle with my 2 dogs. Or just hang out with them on the deck. Helps me de-stress and if I have writer’s block it can, well, unblock me: the change of scenery and a different activity can make room for more inspiration to pop into my head! 🙂
Yes! My pug Fenris helps me walk off creative blocks and step away from my desk to play and experience the love of a soppy dog. It’s brilliant! — Belinda
P.S. Thanks for listening Virginia 🙂