I get ideas for stories. I flesh them out in my head. But I can never manage to write these ideas down. Sometimes I can start the actual story, get a chapter done, but I can't pour out the plot seeds and character notes. It feels weird and unnatural.
But I know I need to write this stuff down, or I'll never finish anything. I need to make an outline, and for that I need to put down notes.
Any ideas? What helps you write outlines for your writing projects?