All the time, I am hearing tips and tricks on how to remember things (mostly because my memory is only a little better than my hearing, which reflects a vigorous appetite for fireworks, driving fast with the windows down and standing entirely too close to speakers at rock concerts). Writing yourself notes, "Sally smells like salmon," repeating peoples' names, tying a string on your finger . . . The tips and tricks don't stop there.
I recently repositioned my computer monitor at work so that it would be in my supervisor's line of sight. This helps remind me that if I'm nervous about her seeing me doing it, maybe I shouldn't be doing it at work (*cough*Frontierville*cough*).
My point? I hate outlining. But it works. My story has movement, plot points that connect and a definite end.
I used the 5 act structure, 3 scenes per act (beginning, middle and end). I find that this sort of concrete activity promotes creativity. I tend toward the visual and kinetic.
Do you outline? Do you do arts and crafts? Do you wish I had uploaded a higher resolution photo? Trust me, my handwriting is still mostly scribble, even at 1400 x 900 resolution.