Top 10 Things to Do When You're in Dublin

I’ve recently had the pleasure of visiting Dublin, Ireland and though our trip was fairly short, we got the chance to see everything on our list. It was such a beautiful trip and I will most definitely be making sure to go back (this time without a list so I can just explore the city).

If you’re looking to pay Dublin a visit, I have put together a list of the best 10 things that I loved while being there. It’s a good combination of tourist attractions and general city highlights so I hope it helps you out on your trip!

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DIY Pocket Bookmark

If you follow me on social media, you know how incredibly obsessive I become when it comes to planning, stationery and organization. For today’s post, I am sharing a very easy DIY of a pocket bookmark that you can use in your books or planners. I have one in my author planner but have also made one for reading so I can keep a pack of sticky notes while I read. Very useful for marking some of my favorite quotes!

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Top 5 Podcasts for Writers

If you spend most of your day in transit like me, you probably have a lot of time on your hands waiting around in traffic. I used to listen to music while I commute but in the last few years I have taken a liking to plugging into some good podcasts. With so many options out there, the list of what you can listen to is essentially limitless and the growth of podcasts geared to writers is greatly increasing.

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Book Cover Inspiration

When I began indie publishing, my biggest struggle was getting book covers that not only spoke to the reader and the genre of the books but ones that I personally could be proud of. Having come from a design background, I chose to design my own covers and to this day, it was one of the most difficult tasks I’ve ever had to do!

Not only could I not make a decision but when I did finalize some ideas, I found myself looking for flaws in other parts of the visuals. It was excruciating!

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Save the Cat Plotting: Is it Worth it?

I’ve been seeing the Save the Cat plotting technique all over social media lately and, being the nosy creature that I am, had to jump on the band wagon! Since I already had a beat structure in place for The Enuma Legacies, I decided to test out the system on the new series I’m working on.

So what did I think of it?

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TV SHOWS I'M CURRENTLY BINGING

Not sure about you guys but sometimes I just have a craving to stay in my pyjamas all day, eat nothing but junk food and watch ten hours of TV until my eyes can’t focus. If it wasn’t for Netflix, I might actually see daylight on the weekends! But who needs that when you have so many options of mind-blowing, binge-worthy shows at your fingertips? I sure don’t!

While this list is an ongoing collection, I thought it might be a good idea to share some of recent TV show obsessions. If you’re looking for something new to take your mind off life, the below are amazing!

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SERIES TEASER: INSPIRATIONAL IMAGES

For this post, I thought I would share a quick tease of an upcoming new series that I am scheduled to release early 2020. I am very eager to start working on the first novel in this new world and have been collecting inspirational images for quite some time now.

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BOOKBRUSH FOR AUTHORS: MY EXPERIENCE THUS FAR

 The easiest way to get your book to gain traction is with graphics. We live in a visually dense world and if you want to get your book in front of readers, you better make it pretty! Unfortunately, creating gorgeous, jaw-dropping graphics is time consuming and I don’t know about the rest of you folks but I would much rather spend that time actually writing.

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