I've been jotting down ideas in a notebook for a few months now, sometimes a whole thought, sometimes just a name. These are fragments, at best, but they could trigger a new story. Many of them came from dreams.
How do you get your ideas? Do you keep a running list of thoughts, do you journal every day, do you have a brainstorming session, do you keep a dream log, diary, thought book? What do you do when you need to start something new?