As an author, I love Pinterest. It’s great for research and for procrastination, both of which are common denominators when writing novels.
Want to know what people were wearing in 1778? Pinterest! Curious about how Queen Victoria looked in 1854? Pinterest! Need a map of London in 1666? Sample marriage license from the 19th century? Canal boat routes along the River Avon? Pictures of hot British actors for inspiration?
A variety of authors (like Jody Hedlund and Meg Cabot) use Pinterest to offer readers additional details and insights about their books. And because I was already head-over-heels in love with Pinterest, I’ve followed their lead in creating my own Pinterest boards. Click here to have a peek and follow me if you’d like to stay informed about free book giveaways, new releases, and more.
At every writers’ workshop/convention/retreat I attend, I hear the same advice over and over: focus on the social media that you most enjoy. For me, Pinterest tops the list. Facebook is great, and Twitter is useful (even though I’m a self-professed Twidiot.) But Pinterest is the writer’s tool that makes me smile every time I log on.
Happy pinning & thanks for reading!