You're at the market, at the doctor's office, driving to your next appointment, sitting in line at the bank... you're SOMEWHERE, and you get this Really Fantastic Idea for a new story! Plot, characters, circumstances -- the whole works just start pouring out of your brain.
What do you do? Do you keep a pad and pen nearby for just those moments? Or maybe you have a laptop handily at your disposal.
What do you do about those bits and pieces you know you're going to forget if you don't get them somehow saved?
I have a friend who keeps a small purse-sized tape recorder with her at all times for just those moments. Another girl I know calls her home phone and leaves it all on her message machine. I personally keep a small 4.5x7 spiral notebook with me (I just measured it. :)
Want to share your tricks? I'd love to hear some of them!