Building the Writing Habit by Julian Shapiro
The best way to think is by writing. It compels your brain to connect the dots.
Can't even count the number of times I was writing a question, only to figure it out myself, while writing it.
You don't need multiple novel ideas to start. Ideas will naturally emerge from the process of writing:
Choose a topic Write your intro, and use it to brainstorm talking points Get feedback on your intro Create a starting outline Explore talking points within your outline Rewrite for clarity, succinctness, and intrigue Cycle between rewriting, resting, and receiving feedback Copy edit for grammar, word choice, and flow There are many good ways to tell a story. Be satisfied when you’ve found one that you'd want to read yourself.
Don't practice writing by aiming for a weekly output of words or posts. Word count is a dumb goal that measures your output volume instead of your output quality. Heck, rewriting often reduces your word count. Instead, focus on improving the clarity of your thinking and your eye for rewriting.