Best Pinterest Boards for Writers

Sep 23, 2019 | On Writing

When you think Pinterest, the mental images of mouthwatering recipes, beautiful models setting off the latest fashion trends and picturesque landscapes might pop up.

And you’re not wrong in thinking that Pinterest is a platform used to promote the culinary arts, fashion and travel. But have you ever wondered how you could leverage it as a writer?

In this day and age, we have an abundance of tools at our disposal. In another post, I mentioned that Pinterest is one of my essential writing tools. And while the platform is a treasure chest of inspiring and helpful content for writers, there are a few specific boards that have helped me a lot.

Here are a couple of my favorites, a mix of renowned as well as lesser known ones that I’ve found cruising on the app. I hope these help you get started on your Pinning journey!

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I. Writing Prompts

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This board combines the best sources for writing prompts spanning across Tumblr, Instagram and other handy websites to provide you some pearls of inspiration or rescue you when you’re struggling with writer’s block.

II. Cover Love with BookRiot

The Voice in My Head book cover -- Dana L. Davis's new and upcoming book.

 

BookRiot has several boards that come in handy for readers but a favorite of mine is their cover-lovin’ board, filled with pins of beautifully done book covers. In my free time, I also draw and design book covers for some of my novels which in turn gives me the drive to keep working on them. Take a gander at these tasteful pins and imagine your own awe-inspiring cover. One day, we’ll get there too!

III. Writer’s Toolbox

Do you listen to music while you write? Here are 8 styles of music to check out.

 

Hands down one of the most useful reference boards I follow, the Writer’s Toolbox is your one-stop shop to all you could possibly need, linking to articles on their infamous blog (click on the one above for an example).

IV. Writer’s Spot

Moderately Confused (July/24/2019)

 

A lesser-known board but filled with an abundance of writing memes, quotes from famous authors and a smattering of tips here and there – this board is your laid-back writer’s vacay spot to chill at when you need a Pinterest break.

V. Writing Worksheets

Writing Character Flaws Worksheet

 

Are you a plotter? Do you like having your grand plans for your characters neatly scribbled down, documented and organized? This board’s for you, linking to a number of creative writing worksheets for your every need.

VI. The Writer’s Sandbox

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It may not be as (literally) eye-popping as Calvin and Hobbes’ sandbox but Mandy Wallace’s board has a mix of writing tips and tools for you to dig deep into your writing soul and build something magical.

VII. Character Inspiration

Yoshi Sudarso

 

One of my boards, this one features visuals of several unique and exotic individuals. When I’m looking to create a physical description of a character and in need of inspiration, this is where I go.

VIII. Great Advice for Writers

Ideas for people who HATE to plot... and for people who love it! / SKETCH OUT A PLOT FOR YOUR NOVEL #writing advice #writingtips #NaNoWriMo

 

Are you an aspiring writer and don’t know where to start? Or are you at a low point and looking for a little advice? As the title says, this one’s got helpful guides to specific topics, drafting tips and links to resources you can use to help you on your journey.

IX. The Craft of Writing

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Did you ever think of joining Tumblr but then changed your mind, now wondering what the writer in you is missing out on? Do not fret. This board pins screenshots of amazing posts from some of the best Tumblogs, making all of them instantly accessible in one place. Ranging from character construction to world building and dialogue, it’s all in here!

X. Writing & Editing

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Congratulations! You finished your first draft. And now, you have the daunting task of editing looking you in the eye. Is it insurmountable? Definitely not, especially if you’ve got this board to back you up. Everything editing related is on here; everything you’ll ever need to get you started on your next big adventure.

Are you an avid pinner? Are there any other boards you’d recommend? Comment if you have a few you’d like to share! There’s never enough writing tools in the world!

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