Rachelle Gardner's blog post "How Do You Learn to Write?" is worth reading and re-reading each time you get a little down in the dumps about your writing or lack of writing success.
A quote from Rachelle's post:
I think the answer is that you have to be scrappy, and you have to learn any which way you can. You piece it together. You take the lessons where you can find them.
If you're a writer, or trying to become one, and you're not reading Rachelle's blog, you should probably start. Her blog is full of insight. She has experience as a writer, editor, and literary agent. She's been doing all of the above for several years and knows what she's talking about. If you're a writer of Christian fiction, she's also accepting queries. Her first client, Terry Brennan, just published his first novel, "The Sacred Cipher".
From Terry's website:
History's greatest secret could be tomorrow's greatest threat. More historically and biblically accurate than The DaVinci Code and just as adventurous as an Indiana Jones movie, The Sacred Cipher combines action and mystery to draw readers into a world of ancient secrets and international escapades. When an ancient scroll appears in a secret room of the Bowery Mission in New York City, Tom Bohannon is both stunned and intrigued. The enigma of the scroll's contents will send Bohannon and his team ricocheting around the world, drawing the heat of both Jewish and Muslim militaries, and bringing the Middle East to the brink of nuclear war in this heart-pounding adventure of historical proportions. The Sacred Cipher is a riveting, fact-based tale of mystery and suspense.