20 Novel Storyboards You Should Be Following

20 Novel Storyboards

Ah, Pinterest, you are both the bane and joy of writers the world over. On one hand we can use Pinterest to create stunning visual representations of the world we are creating with our words. On the other hand, we can distract ourselves for hours at a time in the endless sea of images.

But to me the price is worth it. There’s nothing I love more than creating storyboards for my novels. It’s an integral part of my creative process.

I also love following other writers on Pinterest, and glimpsing into the worlds they have created. Not only do other author’s boards inspire me and spark ideas, but I often find the perfect image on another writer’s board. (After hours of using the Pinterest search option to no avail.) We writers think in the same dramatic way. We’re drawn to the same types of photographs.

So I decided to compile a list of some of my favorite Pinterest storyboards. All of these are beautiful and inspiring. I’m mostly drawn to the historical, romantic, and dramatic, so that’s what most of these boards represent.

While you’re here please leave a link to your book’s storyboard in the comments!

Don’t have a novel storyboard?

No worries, these boards will be all the inspiration you need. And if you’d like to see how I go about creating one, check out this post: How to Create a Storyboard on Pinterest

https://www.pinterest.com/bonaventier/the-good-adventurers-storyboard/

https://www.pinterest.com/justlaina/faith-storyboard/

https://www.pinterest.com/highlyblissed/novel-the-mists-of-bellicent-bay/

https://www.pinterest.com/liathaven/storyboard-revenant/

https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/storyboard-raven-hill/

https://www.pinterest.com/jasmoon/storyboard-calageata-ii/

https://www.pinterest.com/liathaven/storyboard-the-ones-who-leave/

 https://www.pinterest.com/greywintersong/storyboard-last-summer/

http://www.pinterest.com/highlyblissed/dharma-and-desire-my-novel/

https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/storyboard-emily-rose/

http://www.pinterest.com/brennach/storyboard-chief-king/

http://www.pinterest.com/nessacakes52/novel-storyboard-untitled/

https://www.pinterest.com/Lilyjenness/storyboard-noxumbra-manor/

https://www.pinterest.com/moraduial/storyboard-last-ones-standing/

https://www.pinterest.com/jasmoon/storyboard-the-butterfly-bridge-inspiring-imagery/

https://www.pinterest.com/bethgadar/novel-noir/

https://www.pinterest.com/ninthmoriarty/storyboard-kingmaker-ap/

https://www.pinterest.com/sarahallstein/storyboard-the-wanderers/

https://www.pinterest.com/fullnessofjoy16/the-crown-of-life-storyboard/

 

*Please be polite. Re-pins are great. Raiding is not. 

Comments

  1. says

    I have tried to make storyboards for our novels before, but you have made it seem so much more fun and informative. Do you make your own covers too?

    • says

      I create covers for e-books but I don’t have the technical skills to do actual print covers. Maybe I’ll learn someday! I’m glad you liked the post! 🙂

  2. says

    I saw the Pin for this post in my Pinterest feed and came to find some more storyboards to follow, and it turns out my Noxumbra board is on this list! Eek! Thanks so much for featuring my board! The other boards on this list are gorgeous.

  3. says

    Hi Athena, great post.. and I totally get the ‘getting lost for hours’ as I’m currently doing.. no less.

    I usually keep my storyboards secret while I’m working on a story, I don’t want to share my messy, restless, wondering mind with others, I can barely keep my own mind on the mix, as I write out all the things the characters want to say, so thinking about others’spying’ as it were (I know they aren’t) but it can get a bit distracting for me, so I share the board, after the story has been published. Am I sane? probably not, but as a writer, no one expects me to be.
    But here’s my Pinterest, showing some of my storyboards of published works, https://www.pinterest.com/saraallenbouda/ thanks for the insight, its great!!

  4. says

    Oh, Wow! I just stumbled across your blog and noticed that you featured two of my storyboards. I am so flattered, thank you so much! I love making storyboards and inspiration boards for my books. The images make my stories come to life. Since you posted, I’ve changed my URL to https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/storyboard-raven-hill/ and https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/storyboard-emily-rose/ You might like this one too – https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/storyboard-time-keeper/ Thanks again! 🙂

  5. says

    Hi Athena! I visited this post a couple of months ago and started creating boards for my stories. Thank you for sharing! I’m working on The Tenth Cube, a story set in late the late 1920s, in a North American port town. My idea for the story was a bit co plica te but the board helped to divide the details into more manageable chapters. Here’s my board if your interested in checking it out. https://www.pinterest.com/LIVEOVERTHEMOON/the-tenth-cube-a-book-story-board-cm-hazel-2015-re/

  6. Cindy K.K. says

    https://www.pinterest.com/cindykochkrol/northwoods/
    The above link if for my novel series, Northwoods. For shorthand, I call it my werewolf series, but it really isn’t. There are Native American Shapeshifters in this series, and the more they travel the more unique and interesting things they find out about the earth, the universe, history, and the future. I have a large, long story, longer even than the lives of my creatures. It’s going to take a while to tell.

  7. Laura says

    Thank you for this wonderful resource. As someone who is just putting her baby toe into the idea of writing, finding this list and seeing the creativity of other is encouraging.

  8. Viktoria Barath says

    It’s always good to read such a helpful article like yours about writing. Thank you for sharing! I’m just a newbie, I have a few first drafts, and I hope that some day I will be good enough to share them with the world 🙂 I use Pinterest as my primary inspirational resource, but it’s really hard to find a picture that I have imagined in my head. Let me share with you my storyboards: https://www.pinterest.com/mrswolfie89/save-the-last-dance-for-me-storyboard/
    https://www.pinterest.com/mrswolfie89/parker-storyboard/
    https://www.pinterest.com/mrswolfie89/blindness-storyboard/

    • says

      I understand exactly what you mean Viktoria. It’s rare to find the perfect image that matches what’s in our mind… but when it happens it’s very fulfilling! lol Thanks for sharing your boards!

  9. says

    There is really no feeling like finding the perfect storyboard picture. When it seems like someone reached into your head and pulled out a setting, a character, a quote, or the best one, an entire scene, and set it into a picture. I’ve got a small number of storyboards, but I won’t link-spam and will just share the one with the most accurate pictures for the setting: https://www.pinterest.com/wanderingquille/novel-pirates/ Can’t wait to go through these!
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