Friday Five – Using Pinterest to help with your writing

Friday Five – Using Pinterest to help with your writing

Friday Five – Using Pinterest to help with your writing

At teen writers yesterday, we discussed ways that social media can help you with your writing.  For many writers, it can be used to help with promoting your books, networking, and time wasting, but it can also be used to help you with your writing.

Pinterest was one of the sites we discussed. Here are five ways that Pinterest can help you with your writing, but be warned, set yourself a time limit as pinning can be a huge time sucker!

  1. Scenes – if you are setting your book somewhere you’ve never been, find some pictures that illustrate your story and can help you describe your setting. Images can also help to describe parts of your scene such as an interesting table or wall hanging.
  2. Characters – sometimes it can be hard to see what a character looks like. Using Pinterest, you can find images of people, outfits, hairstyles, and accessories that can be used to inspire your character’s appearance.
  3. Creatures – from dogs and cats to fantastical creatures such as unicorns and dragons, you will find images to help you with your descriptions.
  4. Story Starters – search on “story starters” and you will find hundreds of boards and pins that can give you writing prompts to help start a story, move a story forward, or simply be a fun exercise to start your writing time.
  5. Research – there are pins on just about any subject you can think on. Search on the topic you are researching and you’ll find a mixture of quotes, infographics, and images that link to websites that can help you with your research.

If you want to view my profile and see some of my writing boards, click here. Not all of my boards are writing related.

Do you have some tips on how writer’s can use Pinterest in their writing?

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