Monday, August 11, 2014

In Which I Talk Pinterest (Again)

So, yeah, I've definitely written a post on Pinterest before. But I still love it and think it's time for me to do another post.

This one, though, will be more focused on how Pinterest can be awesome to use if you're a writer.

One of the main uses of Pinterest for writes is to make a pinboard for your novels or stories. You can keep any inspirational images or character photos or scenery related to your novel.

I have pinboards for both ATR:




And also for my still untitled WIP:




So for specifics, it works really well.

But another way I use it is to try and shore up things I am not great at. Like describing clothing. Nope, not great at that.

Then I realized I could make a more general pinboard for character clothing and weapons, and then whenever I was trying to describe what a character might be wearing, I could look through the board, see if there was an outfit that matched what I was going through, and then use that as a reference for more detailed descriptions.

So, yeah. I wish I had figured that out a lot sooner because it would have been helpful.

If you haven't given Pinterest a try, I highly recommend it! And if you are on Pinterest, fire me your user name, I'd love to follow you! I'm right here or you can search for me via Sarah Ahiers.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Using it for clothing is a good idea. I'm not good at describing it either.

Maria Zannini said...

I love looking at art/photographs and keep my own private folder full of art files, but I've never joined Pinterest because I had heard there was a problem with copyright issues.

I'm not sure if whoever had pinned the photo had manipulated the original art or maybe the real owner got miffed that his art had been pinned without his permission. It made me kind of wary after that.

Matthew MacNish said...

I don't use it, but you're obviously pretty good at it.

Rena said...

I don't use Pintrest because I would just spend all my writing time finding awesome images.

And I totally would, because it isn't writing until I'm procrastinating.

Leandra Wallace said...

I just started using Pinterest again for my storyboards. I keep mine secret at the moment though, b/c I don't want my family and friends thinking I'm crazy. Lol! And man oh man, do I want to get my hands on ATR- especially after seeing that first pic. Yummy...

Anne Gallagher said...

I thought I followed you, but I don't think I realized how extensive your boards were. As I'm still on vacation I'm going to take a few hours and wander around.

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