Hello! I’m Pascale, creator of The Part-Time Writer.

So what’s my goal with this site? If you’re like most writers, your dream is to be able to make a living at writing full-time. But until that happens, you can only write whenever you can fit it in. Or perhaps writing part-time suits you just fine, but you lack the tools to make the process easier. This is where I come in – to help you make the most of your writing time no matter what else is going on in your life.

What makes me an expert on the subject? I am the ultimate part-timer! I currently hold three part-time jobs – writer, translator, high school librarian – all while taking care of my home, family, and whatever life throws at me. Over the course of my adult life, I’ve mainly jumped from one part-time job to another, including library clerk, ESL teacher, manager of a language school, bookseller and shorter stints doing secretarial work and even personal training. The only constant through it all has been my writing and translating. (You can find out more about these on my¬†personal website.)

My views may differ greatly from what you’ve read so far (and if you’re like me, you’ve read quite a bit on what writers are supposed to do). Not everything I suggest will work for you, so feel free to keep what works and toss out the ones that don’t. Because in the end, it all comes down to you, your circumstances and your goals.

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Hope to hear from you soon!

Pascale Duguay