Zettelkasten. Magic word for keeping track of ideas and references and things and turning them into stories. There’s a few useful articles on Medium.
I’m just starting off, but I can see the usefulness of it.
Zettelkasten — How One German Scholar Was So Freakishly Productive
Luhmann wrote over 70 books and more than 400 scholarly articles using the Zettelkasten notetaking method.