I absolutely love sitting down with a pen and pad – no computer. Just my thoughts, a nice gel-tipped pen and a ‘Black n’ Red’ notebook.
When I’m brainstorming with pen and paper, it’s easy to get distracted when I remember things I need to do. So I’ve figured out a handy way to deal with that: I just stick a little chunk of sticky notes inside the front cover. Whenever I remember I’ve got to do something, I write it down on the sticky note and get right back to brainstorming. Bam!
Then I detatch the note and put it somewhere where I’ll see it later. Distraction averted.