Lately I've been thinking up a lot of really good ideas for characters and plots. The only problem is: I think them up when I'm out and about; whether I am driving, hiking, doing yard work, swimming, or out to lunch. I have a terrible memory, and I can't remember why. I sometimes take a notepad with me, and I guess it works just fine. Or, sometimes I'll just bring a pen with me and write my ideas on my arm. What do you guys do to help you remember good ideas while your out and about? Any successful secrets? I think a tape recorder would come in handy, that way you could whip it out of your pocket, record your idea, whip it back into your pocket, and come back to it later. I don't know. I'm sure everyone's got their own tricks, I'm just interested to hear them. Maybe I'll learn something new.