I recently asked Writers and Authors followers "What's your advice to newbie writers?". Here's some of their advice:
"Give yourself permission to call yourself a writer because mind-set makes all the difference in the world."
"Don't give up! Don't stop writing, do 'hang' with like minded people, & always seek more knowledge!"
"Never ever ever ever quit!"
"Don't obsess over your book sales or reviews."
- Carol M Smith
"Never give up!!!"
"Keep a regular writing schedule. There's no such thing as 'no time to write'."