1. Read! You learn so much from simply curling up with a favorite book.
2. Write as much as you can. Never feel like you have to write every single day. I am of the belief you can still be an amazing writer without having to devote an hour every day to writing.
3. Write in all genre's before you pick one you truly enjoy.
4. After writing a draft, print it out and leave it alone. Don't even flip through it. Don't read it! Leave it to rest. This gives your brain time to think of something else. Take a long as you need for this step. Timing is different for everyone, but give yourself at least a week to not look at it.
5. The goal of letting it set is - for the next time you read it - to feel as if you are reading something someone else wrote. This way you don't have such an emotional connection to the work and you are able to edit correctly. So now, flip through it. Start reading, and bring out your editing pen. Set to work on making it amazing! I reread my work and sometimes I think, "Wow! I stink!" and other times, "How did I phrase that so perfectly?" You're going to have both these thoughts. Don't let yourself get too discouraged or impressed. It's best to stay neutral.