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  • Katia Rose


Pinterest is a huge part of my writing process. Starting a pin board is one of the first things I do when I've got a new story in mind (I mayyy have a large collection of secret boards for projects that have yet to actually be started). For today's release week event, I thought it would be fun to take a closer look at the board for This Used to Be Easier.

You can view the full Pinterest board here.

I'll generally start off with some character inspiration pins and a few things to represent the leads' relationship, as well as the setting and any hobbies or interests that play a big role in the story. From there, I'll keep adding as I write. I get a liiiittle obsessive over arranging everything, but on a tough writing day when I'm struggling to meet my word count goal or even get started at all, opening up my meticulous pin board always gets me inspired and drawn into the story.

Some things you'll recognize in the This Used to Be Easier board if you've already finished the story:

  • Meg's 'Women want me, fish fear me' hat

  • Inspiration images for Doyle's General Store and Bait Shop

  • Headphones Girl from Hayley Kiyoko's 'Gravel to Tempo' music video

  • Watermelon salad

  • Lots of friendship bracelets

My pin boards are also where I get the content for the the little photo edits I share with readers and use to get myself even more inspired. Here's a couple for This Used to Be Easier:

I've got boards for all my books (of course I do), so take a look around while you're there! It's the best way to get a feel for the mood of my stories and find your next read.

You can grab your copy of This Used to Be Easier here.


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