So if you know me, then you also must know that I love Pinterest. It’s pretty incredible, actually! It’s a multi-purpose sites — can be used for businesses, companies . . . and, yes, you guessed it, writers and authors! So this post is going to introduce you to Pinterest, and why if you’re a writer, you should consider signing up for an account.
Me? I’m inspired a lot by pictures.
So naturally, Pinterest is pretty darn perfect for me. A single image had spark the flame for a character, setting, scene, chapter, or even a whole novel. If you’re inspired by images and words, then you’re most likely going to find Pinterest of some use to your writing. (Of course, you can used Pinterest for other things, too, but I’m going to focus on how it can benefit your writing. I don’t just have writing-related boards; I have boards for TV shows, and things that amuse me, too.) Also? If you’re a writer that likes organization, then Pinterest might be very helpful.
Don’t forget to click on the images to make them bigger!
First of all, you have your “news feed” page where pins come up from boards/people that you follow. It’ll look something like this:
How does Pinterest work?
Pretty much, it’s when you pin pins to your boards — you can name these boards whatever you want (Eg, a board for a certain work-in-progress may contain pins which remind you of characters/places/scenes.) Altogether, I have twenty-four boards. Here’s what your profile board will look something like:
But wait! How do I find pins?
You have several options. By either your news feed, as shown way up there ^^ or by searching for individual pins/themes/ideas in the search bar. Here’s the first picture again!
I know, I know — you’re totally overwhelmed with my awesome paint abilities. Please, control your excitement.
But wait (again)! That’s not all! You can search by PINS or PINNERS or BOARDS! And look! I have a notification!
(The notification came up when I was printing screen, so I might as well explain it now.)
Aaaaaannnnnd, that’s not all! You can have secret boards, too!
But whhhhyyy? you ask. Well . . . secret boards I use for my novels which are not set in stone. When I know things are going to change — like names, plot, characters, and the overall idea of the novel. Here are my (now not so) secret Pinterest boards: