The Australian Writer's Centre podcast, So You Want To Be A Writer, hosted by Valerie Khoo and Alison Tate, have just released their latest podcast featuring an interview with Marina Go, author of Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders and General Manager of ELLE, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar. The podcast is a vital resource for all writers, discussing writing tips, publishing and careers.
In Episode 108, Marina talks to Valerie about the writing process behind Break Through, the moments that lead to her decisions on the genre and structure, the plans she set out for herself and the challenges she faced when including other people’s personal lives in her story.
Valerie Khoo gave a wonderful review of Break Through, saying 'I read it in one sitting … I was eating my dinner as I was turning the pages…I couldn't put it down.'
Marina spoke about why she was so passionate about writing the book 'aimed at the next generation of female leaders'. She wanted to give these young women advice on how to tackle adversity and give them confidence to face the roadblocks in their career. Marina said she kept asking herself, 'how am I going to keep young women, millennials, entertained?' and came to the decision that ‘they will enjoy the tales and anecdotes of my career', which include run-ins with Kerry Packer, the glamorous trials and tribulations editing Dolly magazine at 23 years old, and plenty more stories that could be straight from the set of ABC's Paper Giants.
Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders is published by Ventura Press. RRP $32.99.