When I write, I need visuals for inspiration. I keep notebooks for each of my stories, and inside I outline, plot, and create a character analysis for my main characters. There are also sections for settings, research, and play lists. I gather images to inspire me and help create the tone of each story.
Recently two of my writerly peeps encouraged me to join Pinterest and create online boards for my stories. I was reluctant at first, and my first thoughts were why & ain't nobody got time for that.
My notebooks are sufficient. Right?
As an author, my notebooks are perfect. But what about my future readers?
I don't know about you, but when I find an author I love, I want to know everything about them. Their other novels or books, hobbies, interests, and their inspiration, especially for the book I fell in love with. I want to know the music they listened to (if any) and how they came up with the idea for their story.
Well, I've discovered...
Pinterest is the perfect place to create an author's idea notebook online. I LOVE it! It's fun and functional! 5 words of advice: It can be highly addictive. These past two weeks, I've used my boards as a reward, like chocolate. When I get my daily writing / revising done, I get 30 mins. to play on Pinterest.
Here's a link to my page. Candi's Pinterest Boards. Feel free to browse. Keep in mind, they're a work in progress (pun intended).
Have any tips about pinning? I'd like to find boards created by my favorite authors. Any suggestions?
If you pin and would like to share your boards, leave your link in the comment section.
Have a writerly weekend, y'all~