Using Pinterest as a Writer
Here are five ways that writers can use Pinterest:
1. Gather research-related images for your story. Pictures can include inspirations for your characters’ appearances, clothes they might wear, or the setting where your scenes take place. (As an example, here is the board for my novel, Pandemic, and a setting board for Black Flowers, White Lies.) This serves as a great organizational tool that can later be useful as a “behind the scenes look” for readers.
2. Curate beautiful book-related images, like amazing libraries or your favorites covers.
3. Concoct a recipe related to your story and include that on Pinterest with a photo of the ingredients or the finished product. “Recipe” is the number one word in re-pins.
4. Collect inspiring quotes, writing-related or otherwise.
5. Create a themed-board with links to your blog posts. I have boards for my posts about Productivity, Resources for Teen Writers, and Books for Writers, among others. Although this requires some maintenance (and means including a visual with each post), it’s nice to be able to point people to one easy link for a collection of articles.
For more information about using Pinterest as an author, try:
34 Strategic Ways You Can Use Pinterest to Market Your Book and Your Author Brand and How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Book.
Special thanks to Christine Rhodeback Kohler for inspiring this blog post idea.
If you use Pinterest, for writing or otherwise, what kind of boards have you created?