I’ve recently developed a whole new online addiction: Pinterest!
I first joined several months ago and created a couple of groups of pictures (boards) based on my first two romance novels, The Royal Sheikh and Her Latin Lover. I also created a miscellaneous group of pictures that I just generally liked the look of. Having done that, I promptly forgot all about the web site!Then, a few weeks ago a friend of mine mentioned Pinterest, which reminded me to go back and take another look at the site. Like before, I created a board of pictures based around my latest romance, The Desert Sheikh. However, I’m also in the process of writing another sheikh romance, The Sheikh’s Beloved, and when I went to create a board about it, I got a lot more creative. Instead of just pinning pictures, this time I've tried to write something in the comment section about how the picture relates to the novel, or I’ve added a quote from the book. When I publish The Sheikh’s Beloved, I’m planning to put a link to the board at the end of the book, so that readers can see some of the images behind the story, including my idea of what the hero and heroine would look like. Also, I’m now going back and editing some of my earlier pins for my other books to try and make them more relevant.
Ultimately, I think a great way to use Pinterest would be to create a type of storyboard for a book (like people do for movies), which would highlight key aspects of the story. Personally, I think I'm only just beginning to realise some of this website’s potential for authors! However, I mustn’t spend so much time on Pinterest that I don’t actually do any writing. After all, my latest book, The Sheikh’s Beloved, isn’t going to write itself!
How do you use Pinterest? I’d love to hear how other people make the most of this site.
If you’d like to look at the pictures on my boards, here’s my Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/KatherynLane