The same that was told to me: Write. Write. Write. And write a lot, and often. That is the only way to find your true voice, even if you attend college for writing, even if you're in high school. Structure is something that is learned. Being a writer is something you are. It takes time, but write like it's all going to break open tomorrow. Write like you're being paid to write. Like you can't breathe unless there's a pen, pencil, paper, iPad or Kindle Fire in your hands, dictating your deviant imagination in word form ... and read too, good fiction, bad fiction (hopefully mine isn't what you think of here). Know the difference but write from your heart. Nobody knows anything, and that simply means ignore the haters out there but learn from your failures. You may be the best thing (writer) since slice bread ... even if it's not fully recognized until after you're dead. Sure, you won't get to enjoy it, but your kids are gonna get paid!