Those 3x5 cards: Subject, Author, Title.
Carefully filed in a big old wooden card catalog. You remember those.
(photo courtesy of PhotoBucket)
I even remember seeing catalog cards that were beautifully hand-written, in ink.
So when I see the words 3x5 cards, I must read on.
I love this tip from Kirby Larson's blog. Character thoughts into scene-writing!
When you use analogies, examples, similes and/or metaphors, couch them in terms your main character would understand.
Scroll around her blog and you'll find more really great ways to dig deeper.
Since I'm writing a bit away from my computer and my beloved Scrivener software with its built-in 3x5 cards, I'm rushing down to CVS for a packet.
Oh, wait, I bet I have some of those old discarded catalog cards around here someplace.
My public library had STACKS of them sitting out for scratch paper.
How about you?
Now, off to take some notes!
(Thanks for the great writing tips, Kirby. )