Last year we started a writers’ community board on Pinterest. It’s a place for writers of all styles and genres, and all levels of experience, to share news, resources and inspiration.
We would love for more people to become involved. To see and follow the the board visit pinterest.com/aerogrammews/writers-community-board. If you would like an invitation to contribute, please get in touch..
If you aren’t familiar with Pinterest, the introductory tutorial below from craft blog iMake is a very good place to start.
One note: this video is now two years old. While the key information hasn’t changed, you no longer need to request an invitation to join Pinterest. Simply to go pinterest.com and sign up using either your Facebook account or email address.
If you are interested in learning more about how Pinterest can help you build your profile as a writer, read Kimberly Grabas’s article, 34 Strategic Ways You Can Use Pinterest to Market Your Book and Your Author Brand.
Pinterest can also be a great research tool for writers. Many writers use Pinterest to collate useful images and references for locations, character profiles, historical details and more. Below is an example of a board created by young adult fiction author Kelly Gardiner. This Pinterest board acts as a sourcebook for her novel The Sultan’s Eyes which is set in Venice in the mid-seventeenth century.
If you are using Pinterest to collate writing ideas and inspiration, remember to decide whether you want your board to be publicly viewable or not. For tips go to Pinterest’s help page for creating secret boards.