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So You Want To Be A Writer: How to get started (while you still have a day job) by [Allison Tait, Valerie Khoo]

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Allison Tait (aka A.L. Tait) is the internationally published bestselling author of two middle-grade adventure series, 'The Mapmaker Chronicles' and 'The Ateban Cipher'. A multi-genre writer, teacher and speaker with more than 25 years' experience in magazines, newspapers and online publishing, Allison lives on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, with her family. 'Race to the End of the World', the first book in 'The Mapmaker Chronicles' series, was published by Lothian Books (Hachette Australia) in October 2014. It was shortlisted for the Readings Children's Book Prize 2015 and named a "Notable" book in the CBCA Children's Book of the Year Awards 2015. Book number two, 'Prisoner of the Black Hawk', was released in April 2015 and was shortlisted for the 2015 Aurealis Awards (Best Children's Fiction). Book number three, 'Breath of the Dragon', arrived in October 2015, with book number four, 'Beyond The Edge Of The Map', published in April 2017. 'The Mapmaker Chronicles' series is available in Australia, the USA, the UK, Lithuania and Turkey. 'The Book of Secrets', book number one in 'The Ateban Cipher' series, came out in September 2017 in Australia, with 'The Book of Answers' (number two in the series) following in March 2018. Both books are also available in the USA, through Kane Miller Books. In recent years, Allison has shared her passion for writing and creativity at numerous events for children and adults, including Singapore Writers' Festival, Brisbane Writers' Festival, Sydney Writers' Festival, Somerset Celebration of Children's Literature and more, as a speaker, workshop facilitator, chairperson and panellist. She's a regular speaker in schools, and is represented by The Children's Bookshop Speakers' Agency. Allison is the creator of several courses for the Australian Writers' Centre, including Make Time to Write, Creative Writing 30-Day Bootcamp, Build Your Author Platform and Creative Writing Quest for Kids. Allison is a board member of the Shoalhaven Readers' and Writers' Festival, and is the current director of the children's program. In January 2019, she received a Shoalhaven City Council Australia Day Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture.

Valerie Khoo is founder and CEO of the Australian Writers' Centre (AWC), the country's leading centre for writing courses. The centre has evolved into a hot-house for talented writers, who are regularly selected by major publishers for book deals. She's a mentor to freelance writers through the AWC's innovative masterclass program designed to nurture freelance writers to build a lucrative and rewarding career. Valerie is also a keynote speaker and author of 'Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business'. She regularly presents workshops for corporate and consumer groups on communication and creativity. Valerie has spent 20-plus years in the world of writing and publishing, including 13 years writing for the 'Sydney Morning Herald' and a range of glossy magazines. She has previously worked as a public relations consultant and began her early career as an accountant at PwC and lecturer at the University of Sydney. She now combines her love for writing with her creative pursuits as a visual artist. Valerie is also curator of the Sydney Lunar Festival, the City of Sydney's arts and culture festival, which attracts more than 1.4 million people. Both Allison and Valerie are co-hosts of the top-rating podcast 'So You Want To Be A Writer'. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07SM9HJXL
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Australian Writers' Centre Publishing (3 June 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 595 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 236 pages
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Valerie Khoo is a writer, creativity coach and curator who is passionate about the art of storytelling through both words and images.

As founder of the Australian Writers' Centre (writerscentre.com.au), she created a hub that has become at talent hothouse for aspiring writers, many of whom get published and find international success. Valerie is also co-host of the weekly podcast 'So you want to be a writer' with author Allison Tait.

As a visual artist, Valerie creates original artwork and limited edition prints. She is co-host of the weekly podcast 'So you want to be a photographer', with photographer Gina Milicia.

Valerie is author of the books: 'Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business' and 'So You Want To Be A Writer'.

Valerie's blog was named one of the 25 Best Business Blogs in Australia (SmartCompany), her business was a winner in the prestigious Telstra Business Awards, as well as being named by Dell as one of the 10 Most Innovative Small Businesses in Australia. She is the City of Sydney's Curator of the Sydney Lunar Festival, an arts/culture festival that attracts more than 1.4 million people.

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www.ValerieKhoo.com

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