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Pinterest is bae! It’s super easy to spend what feels like 15 minutes (but was actually 45 minutes) scrolling through the site. When it comes to my writing journey, Pinterest has saved me a lot of time (and headaches).

Below are a few ways I use Pinterest as a writer:

Character Names

I tend to struggle with creating character names. There are pins that provide the character name, along with the origin and meaning of the name. Also, some pins will tell you if the character name is gender neutral. Names that I find useful are saved into my Evernote account for future use.

character development

There are so many pins regarding character development on Pinterest. I’ve used pins about types of crying, physical flaws, and character templates. Personality test results are my also pinned on the site. Character development is my favorite thing to research on Pinterest.

Self-Care for Writers

Burnout is real as a writer and having a self-care toolbox is important. Pinterest has so many pins for self-care in general that are useful for writers. There are also pins that are targeted to writers, such as exploring other creative avenues to keep the creativity flowing.

Sharing My Work

Pinterest is a great avenue for sharing your work! I have a Pinterest board for Snapshot Storyteller where I share all my blog posts. Don’t discredit Pinterest when it comes to social media. It’s just as powerful as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

If you didn’t use Pinterest before as a writer, I hope you give the site a try. You won’t regret it, other than the time you’ll spend scrolling. If you currently use Pinterest as a writer, how do you use it? I’d love to know.

Write On,

Joy

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