Re: Question regarding tools.
Interesting so a giant cork or pin board seems to be advisable so far. My wife was suggesting I buy a couple of pads of those Giant Post-it notes. Sadly I just couldn't get the vision of our apartment papered much like the scene in Bruce All Mighty only with post-its exponentially larger.
Thus far my list of physical tools has grown to some sort of mapping board. Be it pin/cork or white board and my copy/subscription to OED.
Edit: Oh yes and a good Thesaurus! One simply must have a good thesaurus.