I love Pinterest. Pinning and seeing what others have pinned is one of my favorite activities when I ‘m feeling tired.
What do I pin? What don’t I pin!
Okay, really, what do I pin? I pin posts from this blog, of course. I also pin in the topics of reading, writing, history (I love history!), art, crafting, and more. (You can visit my pinboards at Debby Zigenis-Lowery.)
Some of my pin boards were getting so full, that I would “weed” them so they would not be unmanageable to browse. However, much to my delight, this winter Pinterest enabled categories within boards, and I am now working to combine some boards using categories within them (to keep down my overall board count) and to categorize the contents of my bigger boards.
It’s been a big job, but I’ve finally organized my “professional” boards (Writing, Settings, and History), so now seemed like a good time to share.
These boards, as the title suggests relate to writing, both personal and professional, with a focus on fiction, in general, and fantasy, in particular. In the writing section of my Pinterest collection you will find topics such as:
- Journaling and More
- The Writing Life
- Planning for Fiction
- Crafting Fiction
- Crafting Fantasy (& SF) Fiction
- Crafting Conflict
I have an entire section just for setting inspiration. It includes different types of landscape/ecosystems, as well as settings created by or populated by people, such as:
- Pathways, Trails, & Bridges
- Castles, Palaces, & Stately Homes (What woman, who as a child fantasized about being a princess, could do without these?)
- Cities, Towns, & Villages
- Cathedrals & Sacred Places (I love cathedrals, gothic cathedrals in particular!)
Most of these collections contain categories, some as simple as “interior” and “exterior,” others as complicated as grouping “types.”
Because I am fascinated by history, and most of my novels are some form of “folkloric” or “historical” fantasy, I was thrilled with the ability Pinterest provided, first for collecting information and images on the topics of history, society, home & family life, and fashion, and now for actually categorizing them neatly within their eras.
In addition, I keep learning more and more about history as I collect. (I love it!) My history boards are arranged semi chronologically. This section contains boards for:
- Ancient Times & Togs
- People groups like the Celts, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxons
- Centuries, some clumped together, like the 300’s, 400’s, 500’s, all the way up to individual boards for each decade when you get to the 20th century.
As a bit of a medieval, Jane Austen, and turn of the 20th Century fan, I am still working to make my boards more inclusive of all the cultures of the world. I’m a long way from succeeding. However, as I would not feel qualified to write about these cultures, my boards will probably always end up being more Euro-centric.
More, More, & Still More!
I also have boards for other activities and topics. Feel free to pop by and visit, but be warned, I have not had time to combine and categorize everything.
Are you on Pinterest? What kinds of items do you love to collect? Share the name of your Pinterest board in the comments section below, and tell us a few of the topics you favor. It would be so fun to visit and see what you have!