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Writing Tips #4 – Mood Boards

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Not everybody thinks the same way. Ok, that obvious. But what does it mean for your writing? I am incredibly visual. So for me, when I read, my eyes switch off; I just see images. When I think, despite being a writer and thinking about writing a lot, I still think in a mixture of words and images, when I am being explained something I need a diagram. But, even if I wasn’t a visual person, I would still value ‘images’. Pinterest is a secret obsession of mine. It truly is an endless supply of muse’s, inspiration, character ideas and writing tips. If you don’t have an account get one, you won’t regret it.

Every time I get a new idea, I create a new board, I have boards for settings, locations, characters, tiny details of worlds and characters, boards for research, boards just for inspiring images to take my brain away to other places, I have a board for just about everything, including Christmas present ideas and games to play with the kid!

My point is, Pinterest.comĀ is possibly one of the most useful sites I have ever been on or signed up to. It is my constant referral page, a mood board I can carry with me in my pocket with 10,000 images all at my fingertips. You could have ten million pictures if you really wanted, your only limited by the amount of time you have! My only negative about pinterest is that as much as I am visual, I also like to see and touch my mood boards, so for me this is a downside, but the ability to be able to have SO many images in one place, far outweighs the fact I can’t touch, re position and faff with the images.

If you don’t have an account, and you signed up as a result of this, let me know how it goes. Happy Pinning!