Matt Dorey

A bird is sitting on the grass with a kite

A New Notebook

Writing on the pages of a new notebook

On confronting a new notebook and the joys of where writing takes you.

Useful Ulysses

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It’s really useful for blog posts and generally sorting out bits of writing that need doing.

The Stopwatch Technique: Planting Tomato Vines

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Continuing on from my previous post about the stopwatch technique, this time I discuss the Pomodoro technique.

The Stopwatch Technique

If you’re stuck, set a stopwatch for a five minute countdown and just go for it.


Change is possible. To say we’re born some way, or that we’re stuck being some way, for better or for worse, is simply blatantly wrong. It’s defeatist. Change is always possible. Some things are immensely hard to change, and most people aren’t willing to change, either because it’s difficult or because they believe they can’t […]