Read. Read good books, which will do for your mind what eating good food does for your body. When you read a novel that doesn't work for you, try and figure out why. Write. Sit down and start writing the stories you are burning to tell, the kind of stories you love to read. You have to learn your craft. Take writing classes, join RWA (Romance Writers of America) or some other writing organization. Read books on the craft of writing. Have fun along the way. And best of luck!