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  • I am an apprentice writer.
    I am a full-time outreach assistant for a public library.

    This combination doesn't leave me much time to actually write outside of the week-ends.

    During the week I am out of the house from 7am to 6.30pm at the very earliest. My working day in the library are not actually that long but I have to cross the whole of London everyday, going from South to North and back. It means I spend approximately 3h30 in public transports everyday. 3h30 that could be lost everyday, but they're not.

    The overground I have to take 5 days a week has become my office. I travel almost the entire line which leaves me with a good 40 minutes to write. And so every morning I start my first job as an apprentice write. I find a seat (or not), zone out of the crowd and plan, write, and edit.

    After that time, I still have 20 to 30 minutes to travel. I take my break while changing trains and then, I plan, write, and edit again.

    Then my office comes to a stop and I enter a building with four walls, a roof, windows and no wheels. My second job starts.

    6 to 8 hours later I go back to my first job. This time though I do not plan, write, and edit. I read, I watch, and I think. I learn from others. I get inspired and fuel up for the next morning when my traveling office will launch once more across London.

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