Friday, November 11, 2011

The Awesomeness of Pinterest

  I have to give a big nod to the blog that introduced me to Pinterest - Write On Edge.  They featured this site as a writing tool a while ago.  I will admit I was a bit skeptical at first.  Then I checked it out.  And instantly fell in love with it.

This is an amazing resource for inspiration, ideas and details.  For those of you who might not know what it is, it's basically an online bulletin board that allows you to save photos and images from the web to virtual boards.  I have now collected a number of images for several things I'm working on.  When I need inspiration for what a person/object/place looks like, I search Pinterest or the web for pictures that connect with what I'm looking for.  It's been a wonderful resource in helping flesh out details that I sometimes struggle with.

If you haven't checked it out, I would highly recommend you do so.  If you have, feel free to look me up there - Stacy Overby.  Then you can see some of the things that have helped me write some of the pieces I've posted here as well as stuff for some longer pieces I am working on.  That includes what I'm working on for NaNoWriMo.

I will put in one warning here at the end.  If you're not careful, it can be a distraction to your writing.  It's easy to get so wrapped up in finding images to help with inspiration, etc that you don't actually get to the writing part.

There.  You've been forewarned.  Check it out and have fun!

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