Nigel G. Mitchell
There's the old cliches: write as much as you can, read as much as you can. But something they don't tell you is that a lot of what you write is going to be terrible. It just is. The first thing you write will probably not be very good. The hundredth thing you write might not be good, either. But that's okay. If you really want to be a writer and work hard, you'll produce something good. And you can build from there.