Use Your Blog as a Writing Tool
A blog is a great tool for novice writers.
There are many websites on the Internet that offer blogging services for free.
Set up an account with one of them and start your blog today. You don’t need any technical knowledge, apart from the ability to connect to the Internet and type into a computer.
Don’t start trying to make money from your blog in the initial stages, but instead use it as a writing tool.
Log in as often as you can, preferably everyday, and just write on the subject you have chosen for the blog or, if you find no inspiration, on any other subject. Don’t pay too much attention to your style at this stage and don’t worry if no one is reading your blog.
The main advantage of writing a blog is the freedom.
There are no rules, so you can allow yourself to give your creativity full rein. You can write short articles, long articles, or even one word postings, if you like.
After you have been writing your blog religiously for a least a couple of weeks, look back over your postings and select one or two that have the potential to be improved and made into saleable articles.
Edit, revise, reword and polish these blog postings until you are happy that you have the finished product: a saleable article.
Be thorough but not to the extent that you never finish the article. Either set yourself a time limit in which you will complete the article or fix a limit on the number of times you will fine-tune the article.
The idea is not to write the perfect article but to write a good quality article that someone may wish to buy.
Once you have finished writing your article, submit it for sale and select another blog entry that has the potential to be crafted into an article.
In this way, you will have a never-ending stream of material available for saleable articles.