Pinterest is definitely something that everyone has at least heard of, but it’s not often something used to its full potential. Pinterest, in as few words, is a place to store all your ideas.
I use Pinterest for recipes on a budget, for DIY Christmas decorations, for gift ideas, and more. But today I’m going to talk about what I rely on it the most for: my writing. (Plus at the end of the post, make sure to check out what my characters from Frozen Flames look like. This Friday is the cover reveal! eep!)
All Your Ideas in One Place:
Here’s a picture of a few of my boards on Pinterest.
As you can see, Pinterest has a fantastic layout, where it is easy to keep track of your pins ideas. Of all my boards, Story Inspiration definitely has the most pins, at nearly 2000 different ideas.
Organized Images of Plot, Setting, Character, Etc.
It can be hard to keep track of all the different parts of your novel. What does that building look like? What about that secondary character? Freckles or not? What about that scene, what would the smoke look like, curling around the buildings?
Putting together all of your ideas in one place helps to get rid of writer’s block, and is also a fantastic help for descriptions.
Here’s some of the pins I’ve collected on my board for my latest work in progress: “The Others”
As you can see, there’s all sorts of things on this board, including settings, plot ideas, characters and more. It’s a fantastic way for me to remind myself of what my characters look like, what the settings look like, and just to get the overall mood for the story.
For example, here are some of the setting pins I’ve used:
These are pins specifically of my world – the setting – to help me stay oriented with where I’m writing, and what I’m writing about.
If you’re interested, check out the rest of this board here.
Stay Organized and Start Pinning
Now that you know Pinterest can be a fantastic writing aid, the first thing to do is click that “create new board” button, and start adding pins! Happy pinning!
Frozen Flames Characters:
A collection of some of the pins that have helped me write my characters (some pins I take for the facial features, some for the hair colour, some for what they are doing, but they all remind me of each character in some way)
Random plot pins:
And that’s all for now guys! Stay tuned for the cover reveal on Friday!
Thanks for stopping by,