INTRODUCTION

Just another writer with a cute snake.

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Why hello there!

Look at you stumbling across my medium profile. Thanks for popping by! My name is Victoria, I’m a freelance writer from Canada. Yes, of course, I have a website, but if you don’t want to click that, then you can read my introduction here.

I’ve been writing since I could hold a pen in my hands. Poetry has always been one of my favourite genres, but I also love illustrating comics and children’s writing. During my teenage years, I dabbled in slam poetry and performed at festivals across in Canada on various slam teams.


PERSONAL ESSAY

How I reached my most successful month yet

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This time last year, I was on vacation in Cuba with my little sister for her 21st birthday. It was a needed break and I was working as a customer service representative in an office that sold faucets and door hardware. I thought I was happy, and I was, but I had no idea how much my life would change just a year later.

First, there was a pandemic, which uprooted a lot of our lives. I also switched jobs and became a 911 operator, but wound up unemployed shortly after that. …


FREELANCE TIPS & PSYCHOLOGY

Advice from a fellow Freelance Writer

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It’s hard to know how much you’re worth. We’ve all been there. Working for yourself means also working on your own self-doubt, and that can take time to develop.

For my first steady writing client, I charged only $18 US an hour. He’s one of my best clients, so I’m still working at that rate. However, with new clients, I’ve started charging more because I know what I’m worth and now I have the testimonials to prove it.

There is always a time and place to offer discounted rates, but once you’re established you need to raise them. …


Podcast Tips

Advice from Someone who used to Hate Podcasts

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Like many people, when I first started listening to podcasts, it was far from enjoyable. Now, I will admit I actually started listening to talk radio, which is a bit different from podcasts but still similar enough that they coloured my perception of podcasts as well. You want me to listen to people talking in a room? How boring. No thank you.

The first radio show I listened to was a sports network with an ex-partner of mine. During hockey season I suffered immensely. We constantly fought over who was in charge of the radio while driving places.

Eventually, I…


PODCAST TIPS

With plenty of fun examples to help.

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Hey folks! It’s your podcast pal here to share some more fresh tips. Today I wanted to talk about something we all struggle with: How to name your podcast. It’s the first step and it’s surprisingly hard. Now that there are almost a million active podcasts on iTunes, it’s common for the name you want to be taken.

You’ve got a great premise, a game plan, and a killer name. Time to record and upload your show to the world! You take your equipment and get started. Then you make the logo and social media accounts to start promoting it…


Thanks! I've listened to a number of shows that were truly terrible, but I like to find indy podcasts so that's why the quality varies so much thanks for commenting!


Yes, I am exposing my secrets!

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It’s probably the most asked question: Where do I find clients? Especially when you’re getting started, it’s hard to make the connections and find strangers who will trust you enough to work with them.

I started freelancing in 2020 while being unemployed and taking time to decide what I really wanted in life. Turns out, I just want to write and after months of hard work putting myself out there, I found things that work and things that don’t work.

Now, the majority of my work comes to me through Upwork, Indeed, and word of mouth. I have also tried…


Where Mario is Saved by the Princess

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After reading this letter from a fellow Medium writer to Nintendo asking for a game where Princess Peach is the lead, I realized not many people are aware this game already exists. And so, let me introduce you to one of my favourite Nintendo games — Super Princess Peach! We’ll talk about the game itself, the public reception, and why it’s not as shallow as some may think.

Let’s dive right in and see why Peach has got it.

A Forgotten Nintendo Relic

Released in 2005, Super Princess Peach is a typical platformer video game common to Nintendo. The game opens with Mario and…


PERSONAL ESSAY

Let’s cut it all off baby!

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It’s your favourite weirdo and newly bald baddie Victoria here! This last week, I chopped off all my hair. Yup. Every last curl was snipped and tucked into an envelop to be mailed off to a wig company in Vancouver as a donation. After that, I made a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation as well in my uncle’s name to help fund efforts to fight Cancer.

Now, I thought I would share my new experience as a bald baddie with you all. How many of us shave our heads after all?! …


Wow, there are 500 of you now stalking me.

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It seems a little boost in followers occurred overnight and I just cracked the totally arbitrary number of 500 followers! Wow! Thanks everyone even though I doubt all of you will read this (pesky little algorithms).

Still, to celebrate I wanted to share my favorite writers on here and a piece that I enjoyed because they’re the reason I’ve stayed here as long as I have.

First, I’ve recently enjoyed getting to read Stephen Moore who is a lovely editor to work with and a spectacular writer himself (get you a man who can do BOTH).

I’ve also really enjoyed…

Victoria A. Fraser

Writer, podcaster, and nerd. BFA in Psych and Creative Writing. Follow along for humour, nerd stuff, psychology, podcast tips and my opinions! victoriafraser.ca

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