Pinterest For Writers

Posted 22/05/2017 by tiffanyshand in Marketing, Social Media, Writing / 5 Comments

In today’s post I’m going to be talking about and combining two things I love: writing and Pinterest. I’m a bit late in joining the Pinterest bandwagon and only started using it a few months ago.

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a cool social media platform for sharing, collecting and organising links and images. Unlike Facebook and Twitter Pinterest is an image based platform that consists of an image and a link of where the images came from. It’s a great place for writers, both fiction and nonfiction, who stuck looking for ideas.

Just like any other social media platform, Pinterest is inspirational, informative and can be used as a social network too. With all the beautiful images they have on there, it’s very easy to become distracted and not do any writing so be sure to use it wisely.

Instead of using just posts or groups, Pinterest has boards and you can literally have boards for anything.

How Writers Can Use Pinterest Boards

Inspiration – It’s awful when the dreaded old writer’s block kicks in and you don’t know what to write next. Why not create a board solely about your book or novel? Search around Pinterest to store articles related to your book or pictures capturing the mood and theme of your novel. Have a good look around, see what images inspire you.

A storyboard – Storyboards are a great way of a scene by scene board of what happens throughout your novel in a series images.

Research board – Ever wanted to store all your ideas in one place? It can be hard to put your ideas in one place, but luckily Pinterest allows you do just that. Just create a board and start pinning your ideas in one place.

How do you use Pinterest as a writer?

About tiffanyshand

I'm Tiffany Shand. A writer, blogger, editor and online entrepreneur. I'm the author of the urban fantasy Excalibar Investigations Series. I write paranormal romance and non-fiction books for authors.

Posted 22/05/2017 by tiffanyshand in Marketing, Social Media, Writing / 5 Comments


  • Rebecca

    Wow some great info! I really need to get back to writing again!

  • I use it as a way to share resources with other writers; for example, I have a board entitled “Tips for Bloggers + Writers” that links to articles I’ve read that have great advice (https://www.pinterest.com/wilsonsguide/tips-for-bloggers-%2B-writers/). I also use it to share my blog posts!

  • I use pinterest to connect with potential readers and other writers. I have boards about the genres I write, genre artwork, and other topics of interest to me as a SF and Fantasy genre writer and reader.

  • Some really great information here. I am using pinterest and I need to take it to the next level. Your tips will come handy

  • Wow.. much needed information here.. I am very new to Pinterest and still learning about it..