Mediabistro Literary Festival Workshop: Visualize Your Creative Writing Project with Pinterest

Some authors draw sketches to get ideas for their books; this author pins them. Learn how to storyboard your unfinished book on Pinterest in a live online workshop with 150 Pounds author Kate Rockland. The lesson unfolds in two interactive sessions on July 23 and 30 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The workshop is part of mediabistro's Online Literary Festival & Worshops that's coming up July 16 through August 1, 2012. Click here to register.

Some authors draw sketches to get ideas for their books; this author pins them. Learn how to storyboard your unfinished book on Pinterest in a live online workshop with 150 Pounds author Kate Rockland. The lesson unfolds in two interactive sessions on July 23 and 30 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

For her latest novel, Rockland used the online pinboard to create a visual map of her story about two bloggers, one overweight and one thin, whose lives intertwine when they are both invited as guests on the Oprah Winfrey show. In this interactive workshop, the author will share how she used Pinterest and will help you:

  • Catalog images from your personal photo collections and online sources to formulate plot, setting, and characters for your fiction or narrative poetry.
  • Compile visual resources for your nonfiction projects or articles.
  • Flex your creative muscle and use photographs to stimulate your imagination.
  • Create multiple vision boards on Pinterest and multiple character sketches and other supporting materials for your writing projects, with direction from Kate Rockland on where to take your project next.

The workshop is part of mediabistro’s Online Literary Festival & Worshops that’s coming up July 16 through August 1, 2012.  Whether you are a new or an established writer, The Literary Festival and Workshops are designed to help you connect with peers and mentors all over the country, including agents, editors, and other authors. Registration includes access to one of several workshops, which are limited to 15 participants each. Click here to register.