Story Vision Boards

Story Vision Boards

Raise your hand if you love Pinterest! 🙋‍♀️

Having Pinterest boards is like having access to a whole bunch of other lives. The lives where I can craft all the things and write all the books and do all the remodeling and… well, you get the idea.

Pinterest is a place where my imagination runs wild. As a writer, I also use my boards to keep track of inspiration for my characters – what they look like, the kinds of clothes they wear, the cars they drive, the spaces they inhabit. (To see the inspiration for my upcoming holiday story, Christmas at Whispering Hills, check out its Storyboard Page.)

Confession time – I’ve never seen Sons of Anarchy, but Charlie Hunnam has exactly the look I had in mind for Rowan Kennedy, the hero of my last book, Picture Me Yours! And the lovely woman in the photo above is the perfect Sage Lowery. God bless the internet!

There are a couple different storyboards over there for books I haven’t even written yet. Sometimes inspiration strikes and it’s just best for me to organize those thoughts for later so I can get back to the work at hand.

If you’re a writer, do you use Pinterest to keep things all in one place, or do you have another system in place to keep yourself inspired?

If you’re a reader, do you keep track of the books you’ve read on Pinterest? I’ve seen a bunch of people tracking their book reviews, their TBR lists, and more on there, but I haven’t migrated any of my book history over from Goodreads.