Social media is an incredible tool, but just like any other tool, there might be a lot that you aren’t using because you don’t know just how beneficial it can be if you use it differently. Think of it as finding “hidden features” for your writing and creative life. Today’s blog post covers all the absolute best social media sites for writers and just how they can help them improve and stay motivated!
I’ve talked about how much I love Pinterest a lot, and if you follow me (which, shameless promo, you totally should), you’ll see just how endless the possibilities are when it comes to this incredible platform.
Not only is it perfect for promoting and sharing your blog posts, but Pinterest can act as both a search engine and a record of inspirational or motivational images that you want to group together and hold onto. For instance, I have a few boards where I only repin writing advice, whether it be about character, planning, editing, anything I can find. I do this both as a way to share good resources with my followers as well as to keep a record of things that I can come back to when I need advice, like an extended bookmark bar.
You can also create inspirational boards for specific characters, settings, or stories, depending on what you need. I love making character boards that are kind of what I think the character would repin if they had Pinterest themselves.
Though it can certainly be used as an advertising platform when it comes to marketing your book, Instagram, I’ve found, is particularly useful when it comes to writing inspiration. Obviously, it’s based entirely around photos and the descriptions sort of come second. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”, you’ll realize that this makes Instagram a writing prompt goldmine.
if you go through specific tags, like #photoprompt and