Do you have any advice for a new writer?
Yes…practice, practice and more practice. Treat writing as you would a sport, art, or other interest. If you enjoy writing, the “practice” part comes much more easily. I spend many hours researching and outlining before I put the pen to the pad. My early drafts are often junk. But it gets my brain going. I suggest setting aside quiet time so you can really focus. Play music if the mood strikes to help stir creative juices. I also love to read the work of others who inspire me. Hope this helps and thanks for asking. Good luck!
Eric aka Etc.Guy