Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May: Tips for Collecting and Organizing Ideas, Part 3 – Capturing Ideas

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  1. Chris says:

    I love my Moleskine! Yes, I bought into the idea that Hemingway may have used one.

    I agree too about Evernote. Very handy. Another solution is a FireFox plugin called Zotero. For portability, you would be running FireFox Portable from a USB drive that you can take computer to computer if you can’t install Evernote.

  2. Roy Jacobsen says:

    A post on a topic near and dear to my heart. I have an ebook on creativity boosters, and one of the sections is “Sparks are flying; be ready to catch them.”

    “I know cartoonists who always carry pen and pad to sketch what they see, photographers who always have a camera in their pockets, composers who carry Dictaphones to capture a snatch of vagabond melody that pops into their heads. They are always prepared.” — Twila Tharp.

  3. Stephanie says:

    This may sound silly, but I keep bath crayons in the shower for when I get an idea mid-scrub. 🙂 They’ve definitely recorded some winning ideas, and they wash right off:

  4. Dustin says:

    Stephanie: That’s brilliant. I’ve been keeping an eye out for those white boards SCUBA divers use, for the same purpose, but never thought of using bath crayons. Would be great on our glass shower walls!