June 13, 2016

4 Ways to Use Pinterest as A Writer


Pinterest is a site full of ideas galore. You could spend days on it only browsing. But doing that can be a time waster. If you know how to use it right, however, Pinterest can be a great resource. Today I'll show you four ways a writer can use Pinterest.

1. Learning

Pinterest is full of boards dedicated to writing. There are boards simply on writing as well as editing, drafting, characters, publishing, and more. All you have to do is search for the topic you're looking for, then find boards dedicated to that. Also, if you have a favorite blogger, see if they have boards you can follow. (If you want to see my writing boards, click here.)

2. Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are great for those days you don't feel like writing. Simply searching for "writing prompts" on Pinterest turns up a million ideas. If you're in the mood for a certain genre, just add that to your search. I have a hard time picking just one because there are so many.

3. Inspiration

We've all had those times we feel we aren't a real writer. Or our story is no good. Or just need a bit of encouragement to get us going. Pinterest is full of inspirational quotes from all types of authors. I have a whole board full of quotes. Sometimes one little phrase is enough to get you out of that slump.

4. Storyboarding

Storyboarding your novel using Pinterest is one of my favorite things to do. This is when you make a board for your current novel and pin everything that helps you visualize your story there. Haircuts for a characters, a person's face, animals, buildings, anything you can think of. I plan on doing a post about this next month.

What do you think of Pinterest for writers? What's your favorite way to use it? Comment and let me know.

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