I LOVE Pinterest, perhaps I’m slightly addicted, after all, it’s like flipping through an endless magazine that covers every topic. However, not only is Pinterest highly addictive, but it can be an amazing source for a writer.
First step, get a Pinterest, if you don’t have one already. Next, create a Pinterest board, name it whatever you like. Personally, I like to name mine with the working title for the piece. I’d also recommend, at this stage, to make this board private. You don’t want anyone stealing your ideas after all. My storyboard on Pinterest for RED SKY AT MORNING, will not go public until the book is published 🙂
Anything and everything can go onto this board, whether it be advice for writers, maps, clothing, etc.
As a writer of historical fiction, I often pin:
- Historical Costumes
- Historical everyday items
- Newspaper clippings
- Locations used in the work
I created a separate Pinterest board for writing advice, which you can follow below. It covers topics from writer inspiration to types of swords used in the 1300s and everything in-between.