Writers inspire. But they are also human ~ despite the many debates over the centuries. Life happens. Doubt or depression or exhaustion take over. Even worry. So at times, writers need a dose of inspiration fueling them to forge forward and continue creating.
You've heard of the latest, greatest cyber fad Pinterest, right? Who hasn't? Yet you're leery to embrace this new trend. I'm sure one of your biggest reasons is time. Cyberspace, the blogosphere, and the endless streams of social media popping up are definitely vampires, sucking us dry second by hour by minute. But there is value here, too.
If you've kept up with the public ponderings over the Pinterest hype then you're aware of the multitude of reasons people choose to open an account. From a writer's perspective ~ self-promotion. Many authors have opened up boards, solely geared to their books. It's interesting to see. I've even opened a board up to promote my personal site, Writers Ally, sharing what I explore and share on a weekly basis.
I could list a bazillion ways to use the boards, but I want to stay with our writing topics and make you think about reflection and inspiration. Pinterest is a great place to find both. If you're suffering from writer's block or life stresses, or caged in by a scene that just isn't going places, flip through the images on Pinterest. It's like reading in pictures. You'll be amazed where it will take you, where you might end up.
I've included three YA related images in this post, randomly chosen from Pinterest to inspire and give you and your characters reflection.
Writing prompt: be one of your characters, one you're working with now. What does he or she see or feel in these pictures? What could he or she change in their world from what you discover?
The Oasis Sisters Pinterest Boards: Sheri, Ann, Nikki, Jessie, Larissa, Jessica.