Sometimes, before I even start writing, I picture many places, creatures, objects, scents and flavors that I want to incorporate into my story. I've tried writing it all down in Word (listing it all bullet point style) but eventually, because I keep adding and editing things, the information gets cluttered and jumbled. Do you prefer to jot it all down on paper? Or some sort of special notebook? Or maybe a binder, so that you can freely insert pages where needed? When it comes to plotting out geographical points of my story, I plan on getting a big piece of watercolor paper or illustration board and drawing everything out (all of the mountains, the oceans, etc.) So what works best for you? How do you keep all of your notes organized? I'm just curious because I often wonder how J.R.R. Tolkein and JK Rowling kept track of their extensive worlds.