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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 blogging and publishing. Whether you love the creative inspiration of Elizabeth Gilbert, the life-hacking non-fiction of Tim Ferriss or the phenomena that is JK Rowling, you’ll find it here.

So You Want To Be A Writer with Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait: Australian Writers' Centre podcast Australian Writers' Centre

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 293 Ratings

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 blogging and publishing. Whether you love the creative inspiration of Elizabeth Gilbert, the life-hacking non-fiction of Tim Ferriss or the phenomena that is JK Rowling, you’ll find it here.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

Xanderley ,

I’m addicted

I am new to podcasts, so only discovered yours about six months ago, and am now addicted! You are my constant companion in the car, as I work through your back catalogue. I’m not sure what I’ll do with myself once I’ve listened to them all!

Thank you for your insightful peek behind the curtain of your successful writing careers and those of the writers in residence. You have helped me understand my procrastinating tendencies, writing insecurities and how to fit writing into my already overcrowded schedule.

Thanks for the inspiration, the encouragement and the laughter!
💙💙💙

#teambanoffee #sorryal

ccach ,

A regular dose of motivation.

Listening to the So You Want To Be a Writer podcast has been a game changer for me. It was the encouragement I needed to put my fingers on the keyboard and keep adding to that word count.

My favourite part of the podcast is the “Writer in Residence” interviews. Allison is a wonderfully adept interviewer, always drawing from the interviewee exactly what aspiring writers need and want to know.

Valerie’s knowledge of the writing scene is second to none and I love her Words of the Day! Every episode of So You Want To Be a Writer delivers a treasure trove of information, tips and motivation. Thanks Val and Al!

Lauren Armbruster ,

My Little Slice of Me Time

I have been writing on and off for as long as I can remember except the last year when I had my first babies- a delightful set of twins. I feared I would never find the time or mojo to pen another word and on my long drives to the city for my two days of adulting I’d turned to podcasts for inspiration. Enter So You Want To Be A Writer... I listened to this purely by chance and now I have not only started writing again, I am doing so with a renewed motivation and belief that I may actually one day become a ‘Writer’ with a capital ‘W’. I love sharing my much needed ‘me time’ with Valerie and Al who give me the nudge I need every week to seize back my writing self, actually put finger to keyboard and just keep plunging forward- despite all the furore of young family life.

Funny, motivating, charming, relevant and a necessary complement to my writing week. Thank you!

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