#IWSG Pinterinspiration #Pinterest #Writing #Inspiration

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We writers find inspiration in the strangest places. For me, Pinterest is top on my list. I’m addicted to Pinterest, I must admit.

I like to create a Pinterest board when writing to collect images and websites that relate to the story.

For my work in progress SPIKED (Blocked #3), I’ve pinned these images:

1) Volleyball T-shirts (the heroine from Blocked has quite a collection)




2) Bad pickup lines (How Mateo gets Jessica to laugh)




What inspires YOUR writing? What’s the worst pickup line you’ve heard?

7 thoughts on “#IWSG Pinterinspiration #Pinterest #Writing #Inspiration”

  1. I use music to inspire me. I wrote a whole blog post set in my haunted jazz club, Meilori's, because a tune I heard on Pandora inspired shivers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpFSUt4JVtEI wrote a section in my latest book about eerie music from the skies at a corrupt signing of a false peace treaty between the Lakota and the Army based on this tune also heard on Pandora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ArEaOWqzYoI guess I am a more audio influenced writer. 🙂

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  2. Inspiration hits me in many different ways. For my Embrace series, it was an image of a girl running through the halls at school. (And that scene ended up being cut!) For another book it was a church in the middle of nowhere. I love Pinterest too. I made a board for my latest WIP. It's nice to have one place to go for images that inspired something in the story.

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  3. Those are awesome! I love Pinterest but have to stay away because it's just SO time consuming. The pick up lines… My hubby has some dooseys. I'm so out of the pick up game though that I can't remember them. Or maybe I haven't had lunch yet and my brain is shutting down. Yup. I'm going with that one.

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