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Something Delicious brings writing advice to the table, served up fresh for you as dishes you can nibble or savour.  My posts make for scrumptious leftovers: read them once and come back to them a few months later, and you'll discover something new, a flavour you hadn't noticed before, that you can't wait to incorporate into your writing.

When you do, you'll remember that:

  • Writing is fun
  • Writing is what you love to do
  • Writing doesn't have to be stressful
  • You can forge ahead even when it is stressful
  • Being creative is a gift we give ourselves

And if you forget any or all of those things?  I've been there - I still go there, some days - and I will be here to remind you of what you've forgotten, to encourage you to step back on your writing path, to write the stories only you can write.

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What do I do?

My name is Victoria Fry, and I spark burnt-out writers back to life with nifty tools, encouragement, and creativity starters here on Something Delicious and in Letters from the Burrow, my virtual letters to kindred writing spirits.

I've created a free course, Create an Epic Character Foundation, for you to take your character development skills to the next level.

I also have an ebook, Decluttering for Writers, which helps you clear the chaos so you can focus on what's most important.  A portion of the proceeds go to Books for Me!, a non-profit society and registered charity in Vancouver that gets children's books into the hands of low income families.

Where else have I ventured?

I'm honoured to have been featured in some wonderful places, including:

Over the years, I've also written my own monologue for an audition, helped adapt Dead Poets Society for the stage, written a regular column reviewing The Young and the Restless for SparkLife (an offshoot of SparkNotes, the study aid), and interviewed incredible authors.

Random tidbits about me, Victoria ...

Favourite Halloween costume(s): Wealthy lady from the Renaissance (yes, I did say that mouthful whenever someone asked if I was a princess) - Mum sewed my costume from scratch and it was made of green-and-gold awesome!  As an adult, my favourite costume so far has been Wonder Woman.  I thrifted most of it and made the headpiece myself.

Wonder Woman, Black Widow and Tony Stark (with a Hello Kitty Arc Reactor)

Food I wish I could make for you: Cranberry orange scones, inspired by the short scones in Bread Alone (Judith Hendricks).  Or curry!  Or chocolate chip cookies.  Or chicken stuffed with brie!

Three go-to outfits: (1) Doctor Who/Harry Potter/concert T-shirt, denim shorts over tights, and Keds; (2) vintage/vintage-inspired dress, cardigan and Keds; (3) tank top, floaty skirt and bare feet.  Options (1) and (2) would be accessorized with knitted/crocheted hats, scarves and fingerless gloves, weather permitting!

Four things I'd love to make someday: (1) mitred square blanket; (2) a dress; (3) a cardigan/sweater; (4) curtains