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Today’s SwampGuest…Adriana Ryan!

Welcome back everyone! Nice to see you all here. Today’s guest is the fabulous Adriana Ryan, so stop snickering and singing over there, Muses and focus. Put those damn flowers down, you all are embarrassing me.

Swamp Thing stop handing out those stupid plants! Mischievous, go drag Eerie away from that Venus Flytrap, it’s not his friend. Prankster Duo, release the Piranha Hummingbird and sit!

Adriana traveled all this way, you motley crew, so the least you can do is give her your attention.

*chaos drops to muted rumblings*

Thank you. Now, without further ado I give you Adriana Ryan, the most awesome author of Enlightened Book 1 of The Awakened Series and Her Heart’s Desire.

Pinterest for Spooky Inspiration!

By Adriana Ryan

Unless you’ve been trapped in a wormhole (or are a writer on deadline), you’ve heard of the internet sensation that is Pinterest. Pinterest is a great tool for filmmakers, photographers and others in the visual arts, of course, because it lets you advertise your wares. However, it can also be a great visual dose of inspiration for those of us who pen fiction.

The creepy pictures you see in this post are all courtesy of Pinterest. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a board full of spooky pictures? Imagine all the monstrous tales you could create!

I’m currently working on book two of my Awakened series. I can’t go into details because I don’t want to list any spoilers, but I needed to look up female demons for inspiration for one of my scenes. I just scrolled through Pinterest one evening, and within five minutes, I had scads of material to base my scenes on (and also for nightmares to last me through the century).

Another great use for Pinterest? A visual story prompt. Scroll through the front page until you find an eye-catching picture. Then, using a thousand words or less, challenge yourself to create a story worthy of it. What is happening in the picture? To whom? Why?

Now, the only caveat is: Pinterest in addictive! Use at your own risk. 😉

Adriana Ryan writes spunky supernatural fiction in beautiful Charleston, SC. She is currently at work on an urban fantasy series. A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, she enjoys alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards.

         You can find her at: http://adrianaryan.com                                                     

On Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAdrianaRyan

On Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/adrianaryansc

On Pinterest at: http://pinterest.com/adrianaryansc/

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  1. Haha! Thanks for your attention, Muses! And thank you for having me, Evil Dwarves of the Swamp!! 😀

  2. Adriana, thanks so much for making the trek out. Nice to see that Eerie’s Zombies have been otherwise occupied and you made it past Swamp Thing’s shack without incident. Loved the pictures, I think I’ll add a few around my cabin!

    • Hmm, some sort of an alligator/Lochness monster thing just chased me on the way in, but I paddled faster. *Phew* I’ll have to remember to bring treats next time!

  3. Welcome 🙂
    We tried to clean up a little around the swamp for you, but, well. Yeah.
    I recently started Pinterest, but I’m still trying to figure it all out, LOL. Thanks for the suggestions.

    • Swamps wouldn’t be swamps if they were clean, Amber! *snickers* I’ve had fun making, er, friends around the place. 😀

  4. Thanks for coming! Also, great suggestion about using Pinterest to help inspire us, but I had no idea there were so many creepy pictures on it. Do you have any favorite boards you’d suggest?

    • Ooh, fave boards, hmm, too many to choose from! Honestly, I like to search for certain terms and just take in the pins from all the various boards. Some of my favorite terms (for writing inspiration) are: enchanted, glow, spooky, scary, zombie, and writer. 😀 Some of the stuff is mind-blowing in its beauty, whereas others are more quotes or things of that nature to inspire your intellect.

  5. If you need an escort over to my shack on Saturday, holler! I can always add it to Konight in slightly muddy armor’s honey do it now list 😉


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