Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pinterest for Interest

by Kristi Belcamino

Part of the fun of plotting and researching a book includes using Pinterest as a storyboard.

I've created several different boards on my Pinterest page, including a board for each of my four books, Blessed are the Dead, Blessed are the Meek, Blessed are Those Who Weep (April 7, 2015) and Blessed are Those Who Mourn (WIP Oct. 15, 2015)

I use Pinterest in a few different ways, including the following:

* A way for readers to "See" the locations in my novels. For instance, the opening scene of the book I'm writing now, Mourn, takes place here:

My main character, Gabriella Giovanni, lives in North Beach, the Italian section of San Francisco:

A scene in my second book takes place at the Marin Headlands, former military outpost:

And a scene in my third book takes place at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco:

* I also use Pinterest to post pictures of who I think might play my characters in a movie! (Dreaming big!)

I've always thought George Clooney's ex, Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, would make a great Gabriella :

And that Colin Farrell could play Detective Sean Donovan:

In my second book, I thought former San Francisco attorney Kimberly Guifoyle could play Annalisa:

And her ex-husband, former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, could play Mayor Adam Grant:

* I also use Pinterest to mention OTHER things, in my books like the Italian horn and malocchio:

Or the best dessert around, affogato:

Or philosophies or sayings that my characters might say or believe:

Or on another board, ITALIAN

But I also have a board called La Dolce Vita (living the sweet life) because who doesn't need a little bunny or coffee and a good book or inspirational saying every once in a while?

1 comment:

Holly West said...

I like this post. :-)