I was reading about the writing process of my favorite author (Dostoevsky!), and apparently he would take extensive notes of his observations and ideas. To those of you who do this, what do your notes usually consist of? I tried making random jottings of people I ran in to for example but so far I don't think I've created anything useful. If you have other writing wisdom to share too it would be appreciated. I've done lots of reading my whole life but am just starting to try my hand at writing.