"Read a lot and write a lot." Reading and understanding different styles is integral to finding your own style. Stephen King
Keep your day job. John Grisham suggests finding your career outside of writing. Experience life, suffering, and love to be able to write effectively.
Don't be afraid of failure. "A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason." Margaret Atwood
Never stop trying. "A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." Richard Bach
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Roald Dahl