Why Authors Should Be Virtual Vision Boarding

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The research aspect of writing historical fiction is a full-time job and often disregarded once the book is done. Add to that reader’s expectations have elevated, so authors are obliged to meet their escalating anticipations with additional information/entertainment. For example, with the sensitive subject matter of the holocaust in my second novel, keeping research organized and verifying facts is vital. For me that’s made easier by using virtual vision boarding on Pinterest to create story-boards, story images, park my research, and SO much more. That way I have the images and links to critical research at my fingertips for referencing later in blogging, tweeting, Facebooking and so on, utilizing my research by turning it into marketing gold. If you’re just beginning your first novel or starting your fifth novel, virtual vision boarding is a great author’s tool – for research, writing and marketing – that’s never too early or too late to utilize.

I’ll be sharing this information and more at Edmonds Community College in July. Click here to sign up for the workshop.

2 thoughts on “Why Authors Should Be Virtual Vision Boarding

    Behind the Story said:
    May 24, 2017 at 3:08 am

    I just checked out your Pinterest vision board for your new novel. Nice! When I was researching my historical novel, Tiger Tail Soup, I don’t think Pinterest existed. I have a board for it now, but it would have been nice to have it earlier.


      Mindy responded:
      May 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks Nicole…I would set up a board for Tiger Soup, even now. It’s a great way to create a new marketing avenue. Tiger Soup was so rich with a visual world most of us will never see that your board could be fascinating.


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