New, that I am. However I have a few topics I'd like to discuss. Firstly being the brainstorming phase. Now, I'm deeply, deeply grateful for my Army Science teacher, for he taught bolus wonderful uses for thinking maps. That's how I brainstorm as of last month. List a subject, then write down anything related to it without thinking hard. Even if it's silly. So that's what I do. Sometimes I end up with lists I don't dare count, other times I have a list I wish was bigger. The question I pose to others is this: How do you brainstorm?