'Cause I'm not that organized, you see, and I'm pretty lazy. However, since Krispy began frolicking on Pinterest some time ago, like a lemming I followed suit and next thing you know, we have Pinterest board dedicated to our WIP that Krispy is still slacking on so I'm bullying her here for all the internets to see.
Before Pinterest, we were Tumblr monsters, but Tumblr isn't the most useful or effective vehicle for image organization and tagging--with the end result being that Krispy and I both trawled through our Tumblr archives to re-pin things we liked onto Pinterest.
It is very nice to have images and references neatly arranged on an endlessly scrolling page online, the process being both easy and
It's also interesting to see other writers' story-idea boards on Pinterest. Take a gander at the moody mythological archery-raven-highlands of Beth Revis's WIP or Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me board. If there's one thing you take away from the experience, it will be atmosphere. It can be an enriching experience if you've read the book/are familiar with the work; for instance, I read Shatter Me and seeing that Pinterest board is like omg I SEE IT.
Here is a selection of inspiring images from the masterpiece Krispy and I are working upon:
Conspiring together upon a virtual corkboard helps Krispy and me
Here's the rest of the board for this story: Sandbox
Links to some of our other Pinterest storyboards.
Alz: Muse / Waterfall
Krispy: Luck / Equinoxal
Do you have a literal, metaphorical, or virtual corkboard for your story ideas?