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Pinterest – Writing a Novel on it.

May 5, 2014


Recently this private English tutor started to outline a novel, Seeing Unseen, on Pinterest.

Pinterest is a fun way to engage with social media by pinning images, with or without captions, on boards. Pick any subject you like and build up your images. Images can be taken from the boards of other Pinterest users, from your own photographs or from the internet itself.

This week I have pinned the sixth pin to my ‘Seeing Unseen’ board.

Please jump over there to take a look: Seeing Unseen

Seth, a 50+ teacher, finds himself in love with a girl 40 years his junior. The inevitable road to ruin lies ahead but what of the journey itself? As Ernest Hemmingway said: ‘It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.’

I used a pin showing the novelist Ray Bradbury and included the following caption:

‘Thinking about the novel was as far as it progressed. What was it about the actual starting that proved so difficult?” The opening sentence from “Seeing Unseen”.

The next two pins set the scene. They give information about Seth, as both a person and a teacher working in the difficult British education system. The latest pin, injecting a little humour in to the proceedings, shows the toll the academic year takes on teachers.

The scene is now set to advance with the text itself.

Tune in next week for the latest exciting episode of Seeing Unseen, a novel that balances precariously somewhere in between Lolita and 50 Shades of Grey. . .





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  1. I love Pinterest for the ideas you can get about absolutely anything x

    • Yes. I’ve found many wonderful literature related images and quotes. Also, many fantastic photos. It is fun just to browse, pin and move on. A kind of ‘no-brainer’.

  2. Intriguing. A new way of adding another dimension to the reading process.

    • Thank you. I hope so. It can never replace a novel and I hope that I don’t take away too much from the novel itself. However, it is fun and it is a challenge.

  3. This is a real tease ET😊 please can you hurry up and get more of it pinned. It’s an intriguing form of PR and a great hook into your book. Hope the editing has gone/is going ok.

    • Glad you like what I’m trying to do. Can’t promise I’ll hurry it though.:-)

      Received report from editor. Of course it needs rewrite 😦 but it has a ‘good base’ for me to work from. Going to be towards the end of autumn, I guess, before I’ve whipped it into anything like. In the mean time there is the exam marking in June. . . 😦 Surely there must be a better way to earn a living. . . 😦 😦

      • That’s all very positive… apart from the marking that is. Why not liquidise (not sure that’s the right word) your assets, retire to France, write, live cheaply, enjoy the sun and the local vino. A month or so in, I can recommend it.😉

      • That’s fantastic that things are working out for you. It’s not something that I can contemplate at the present time. Presently I can only see my dotage being played out in Stoke.

        As for liquidising my assets – I am speechless. . . 🙂

      • Not as painful as you might think… so long as it’s only speech of which you’re deprived.

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