Polyvore is also a great resource for bringing the world of your novel to life. From laying out your MC’s house/room to making a map of a fantasy world, Polyvore can help you visually figure out where your story takes place from the big picture to the tiny details.
For my WIP, I wanted to have an idea of what my MC’s room would look like. Starting with two color-blocks as walls, I began to scroll through the items in Polyvore’s home section, and choosing the items that reminded me of my MC. Now, I have a solid idea of what my MC’s home-base looks like, and how she would decorate a space that is just for her. Whether any scenes take place in her room or not, the process of designing this room helped me discover things about my MC that I didn’t consider before.
Search, save, and store your favorite sets to return to, just like an inspiration board. People on Polyvore are seriously SO creative, you’ll be amazed at what’s out there. Search a keyword related to your novel, the name of a celeb who reminds you of your MC, or the location/setting of your story. You never know what you might find!
I simply searched “surf” under “sets” and found both of these awesome designs! Some people are Polyvore artists.
So there you have it: Polyvore for Writers. If you’ve been looking for a way to dig deeper into your story, or get a better grasp on the visuals in your novel, I highly suggest trying out Polyvore. If you’re having a bit of writer’s block, playing around with images on a canvas (even digital!) can help to spark your creativity.
What do you think? Would you use Polyvore as a writer? Let’s chat in the comments!