I keep a journal that I also sketch in. Although, there are times when I may not completely work out what I intend to say, sort of just go with the flow, I guess. For me, that's the 'highwire' style of writing.
I was thinking about the etiquette of mentioning names of authors, artists, ect. I got on this subject because, there I was at the library reading this wonderful article in a writer's magazine and failed to note the writer's name. I will find out, of course and give the proper notation. The writing has left such an impression on me.