Great article in The New York Times (registration required) about author Richard Powers who uses a Tablet PC to do his research and write his novels. His most famous book is The Echo Maker and he stored most of his research in OneNote and maps out his story and characters’ histories using MindManager. He dictates his work using speech recognition on a Tablet PC. The article also discusses the technology other authors use as well. Using this Tablet PC for this kind of creativity is a natural as far as I’m concerned.
Hat Tip to jkOnTheRun