For years I've tried to organise and save useful links in a format that would actually be useful, but all the tools I tried (browser bookmarks, Evernote, saved posts in my feed reader) ended in the same result: when I finally needed to refer back to one of these links I couldn't find it. Now, Pinterest is my all-in-one solution. I have boards for sewing projects I'll get around to one day, household hints (is there anything bicarb can't do?!), chook-keeping and, if course, writing tips.
And if you love peering into other people's lives as much as I do, Pinterest is perfect for
Private boards were introduced a little while ago. You can now lock boards you've created so that only you can see them and, if you ask me, they are a writer's best friend after Scrivener. I use private boards for:
- character development - a collage of my main characters' style, favourite music, memories, dreams and nightmares
- setting development - a visual reference for certain settings and composite building/city/neighbourhood maker
- plot development - quirky or interesting images that might inspire scenes or subplots.