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Sketchnotes: motivation

I create sketchnotes as part of my research process when working on articles for my freelance clients. See all my posts about sketchnotes here.

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Finished article: 3 Science-backed ways to boost your motivation (even when you don't feel like working) for

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How I use my two Midori Traveler's Notebooks

Two Midoris

I've had a couple of people ask on Instagram how I'm using my different Midori Traveler's Notebooks, and I promised I would write a post to explain my current setup.

I've been putting this post off because I wasn't quite set in my usage until ...

Monthly Review: August 2016


Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

This month's goals

✖️ Stay under budget

I bought a bigger coffee order than usual, so I won't have to order again so soon, but it blew out my groceries budget. I also bought some stationery at the end of the month ...

2016 goals, August edition


In January I shared the six goals I set for myself for 2016. Now that we're over halfway through the year, I thought it was good timing to revisit those goals and revise them for the rest of the year.

Here's what my 2016 goals were in January ...

My freelancing process


Since I'm currently taking on new freelancing clients, I've been talking to various people about how I work. I have a fairly standard spiel that explains my rates, my process for working with clients, and how I handle payments. Explaining this so often made me realise it might ...

Sketchnotes: overcoming negativity at work

I've been creating sketchnotes recently as part of my research process when writing new articles. These are some I created for an article on overcoming negativity at work.

Sketchnotes on negativity 1

Sketchnotes on negativity 2

Finished article: How to overcome negative feedback and keep pushing forward

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Tools I use for writing in 2016

Fountain pen

Image from Unsplash

Two years ago I wrote about the tools I was using for writing. It's about time for an update, so here's my current toolset.


I've been embracing analogue tools more lately, so my toolset is a fairly even combo of analogue and digital ...

Read this if: you are anxiously searching for your life purpose.

My epiphany: for most of my life I've been trying to nail down my "purpose" so that I can choose the right types of "projects" to align with my purpose. But what if that's a backwards approach ...

What did you make today, papa?

Great observation from writer-who-draws, Austin Kleon:

I try my best to copy the approach. First, I try to be my own mother: leave the workspace tidy, pens and notebooks at hand. Then, I try to be him: I try to go at it with ...

Monthly Review: July 2016


Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

This month's goals

  • ✖️ Complete changes to Exist Timeline tab to match Android app: FAIL But close! I was ahead of schedule all month until I got really stuck on the last major chunk of work. I'm still not sure how to ...

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