Some of my friends say they were disappointed they looked at the characters BEFORE they read my books, they didn't picture the characters quite that way, and others have said my "people" were spot on. I guess it's up to you whether you look or not.
However, what I've found is that Pinterest is an outlet for me that allows my left brain (right brain? I get them mixed up lol) to be creative artfully. Allow me to explain -- when I write, I stare at a blank white page, and type in black font. No color, no shape, no soul, as it were. Whereas on Pinterest, I get to "play" with art in all forms, design my boards, use my imagination to the best of its ability.
I don't use it often, mainly when I find pictures that go along with my stories. I don't go to Pinterest and spend hours and hours searching for things. I don't generally "pin" other peoples pictures to my boards (unless I find one that really speaks to me, like my new Heroes Board. But quite honestly, that was a one time thing.) I suppose if I were more technologically minded, I would pin everything I see, but I haven't quite figured out how to do it.
Before I found Pinterest, I had all my characters on my blog in posts. But if you missed a post, then you would miss the characters and then have to search for them. Now, they're all there in one place with one click.
I showed my page to the secretary at school the other day and she was very impressed. She said, "Oh, this is fabulous, now I can click on the link as I'm reading the book and see who you're writing about. It's like a movie without the cinema." Yeah, something like that.
Here's the link http://www.pinterest.com/regencyanne/ (If you click on it, it will take you there directly)
Tell me - Do you use Pinterest?
Anne Gallagher (c) 2014