Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Have you found Pinterest yet?

I joined Pinterest a few months ago. It's a new social networking site that's more visual than text.

I really like it. The trouble is that you can get lost paging through Pinterest -- but I say that in a good way. The material you choose to view can be very specific to what interests you. Decorating? No problem. Pinterest has pictures for every kind of decorating you can imagine. Fashion. Food. Art. Design. Fitness. Pets. Kids. Holidays. Humor. Books. Just about anything that might interest you. You select the type of board you're interested in or select a friend who pins interesting items, and you're set for hours of happy browsing.

It's like a big, beautiful magazine with all the articles I'm interested in. But lately I've found another great way to use Pinterest: Books!

Authors I know are creating boards for the books they're writing. It's wonderful! You can see how they invision their characters, what kind of house their character lives in, what flowers are blooming in the book, what interests the character.

I liked this idea so much that I've started a Pinterest board for my WIP (work in progress). It's not finished yet, but then neither is my novel. But soon . . .


Beth K. Vogt said...

I like the idea of Pinterest for my novels ... both completed and works-in-progress.
I like the "idea."
But putting it in practice ... hasn't happened yet.

Megan DiMaria said...

I just started that one for my wip, Beth. My issue is that I don't want to spend too much time on it. I simply get sucked into Pinterest and roam around in there.