|Paper and Pen are your friends|
We wait for meetings to start at work. We wait for out spouses to get ready to go out. We have extra time in our lunch hour.
I write down a lot of bullet lists:
- Character physical traits
- Plot ideas
- Scene settings
- Random artifacts
- Character and place names
- Maps and floor plans
- Outlines of plots
- Personality traits
- Random thoughts
I like these kind of pages better than a journal style book because I can organize and find things later, much easier.
I also use an app on my phone called Evernote. This is a cloud based annotation tool that lets you take quick notes, dictation, photos,links and other stuff. It is then available on your phone, tablet or PC.
--I use paper and pen a lot. All my stories start there.