I’ve always collected images, information and articles to inspire and inform my writing – the only problem was organisation. I used to have scrapbooks, magazines, documents with lists of links and all kinds of visual clippings clogging up my office and my desktop. And when I wanted to use something again – I could never find it! That is, until I started using Pinterest. Pinterest makes it easy for writers to discover, sort, store and streamline digital versions of their inspirations – meaning you have more time to write – and therefore become a better writer. Here’s how.
They say truth is stranger than fiction – well at least Mark Twain did and he for one had some weird writing habits, preferring to pen his literature lying down. But he wasn’t the only one.
Talk isn’t cheap when these creatives take to the TED stage. So watch and listen and let them inspire you to become a better storyteller.
One long weekend I discovered how true that old saying about busy people getting things done is. I packed my car with snacks, leaving the city for a little cottage in the middle of nowhere for a writing retreat. When I arrived I set up my laptop ready to work on my novel. But with nothing to do but write I managed to do everything else I could think of.
For all the comparison between books and dinosaurs, most people I talk to still prefer to consume their literature the good, old fashioned way. And with beautiful bookshops like these around the world I think the future of our good pal, the book, is bright.