Pinterest Descriptors: All In Trilogy

The series continues! If you’re not sure what’s happening, you can refer back to the original post. BUT the tl;dr version is that the mobile app for Pinterest creates a bunch of buttons that describes your board. You can click said buttons and see the pins related to that descriptor. I love it because all my books have boards, and it’s like someone is tagging my WIPs!

Check out my current WIP, erotic romance trilogy ALL IN. The Pinterest app describes it, based on my pins, as:

MANSIONS, SCARLET, NATASHA ROMANOFF, FRECKLES

PREPPY, CLARY FRAY, LILIES, ROMANCES, MAFIA, BELLA THORNE

REDHEADS, LYDIA MARTIN, RED HAIR, PHOTOGRAPHY PORTRAITS, LILY EVANS

 

So. Not quite. But yes, my MC has red hair. Check out the board for the deets!

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Pinterest Descriptors: Lovers and Liars Serial

So, if you know me at all, you know I’m OBSESSED with Pinterest. Each of my books has an inspiration board, and I’ve pinned some 32K pins in my time there, and the number grows every day.

One of the new features on the Pinterest mobile app is that at the top of each board, there are little buttons that categorize themes (etc.) for the pins you’ve added to that board. You can click on the word bubbles, and it will show you all the pins associated with that particular word. My new guilty pleasure is looking through those description words and seeing how Pinterest, based on what I’ve pinned, would describe my books.

Let’s check ’em out, shall we? First is my largest board — the Lovers and Liars serial. Pinterest describes it as:

NORSE MYTHOLOGY, NYMPHS, CHARACTER INSPIRATION

GODDESSES, BOOK SERIES, FAIRYTALES, HEADDRESS

GREEK MYTHOLOGY, WRITING INSPIRATION, APHRODITE

FAIRYTALE FASHION, CLARY FRAY, ETHEREAL, RED HAIR

GREEK GODS, ZUHAIR MURAD, ARTEMIS, DARK BEAUTY, WITCHES

Sooooooooooo cool! Click to see the full board!

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Pinterest for Writers

Pinterest for Writers

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I had someone ask me a question on tumblr a few weeks ago regarding social media and authors. They were concerned about jumping onto too many social media platforms, as they weren’t super comfortable interacting with people online. While I had more than a few thoughts on the issue (coming from an internet introvert myself!), but the main takeaway was: GET ON ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIAS. Do it! Find your favourite and flourish. Each platform is another way to reach a new reader.

Today, let’s chat about Pinterest. I think it’s woefully underused by writers. It’s a great place to find writing advice articles and muse inspiration—all in one place.

Now, I can’t say much about selling books via Pinterest, mostly because I haven’t tried too hard with it beyond sharing covers and links to my books. But I know some writers absolutely rock sales through Pinterest, so it’s worth looking into.

What I primarily use Pinterest for is for inspiration! I have a storyboard for each book or series, and I love sharing it with readers. There are so many beautiful photos that really fit with the aesthetic of my books. And, honestly, sometimes I need to bounce back to my inspiration board to get in the mood to work on a book.

If you’re a blogger, Pinterest has a lot of readers and writers hungry for great articles about the wonderful world of writing. It’s a great place to share articles, though I know from personal experience sometimes people just pin your work for the pretty picture, not necessarily for the article attached.

I love Pinterest. It’s a place that I can go back to when I’m looking for articles and images to share instead of searching for hours to find the right thing. Like putting a penny in a piggybank, all the resources that you enjoy can be found in one place.

Mood boards. Inspiration. ~*~*~aesthetic*~*~*~* — Liz loooooooooooves.

There are plenty of reasons to love Pinterest, but don’t let it become a time-waster. I’m alwaaaays pinning on my phone while I watch TV, but be careful that it doesn’t suck you in. Finding faces for your characters and creating gorgeous boards for your books can suddenly get really time-consuming if you let it.

Now, if all my fangirling hasn’t at least tempted you to make a Pinterest account, read Kirsten Oliphant’s article on Jane Friedman’s blog for the more business side of writing and publishing.