Practise, Practise, Practise
Writing is not just an art -- it is also a craft. Our artistic ability may be given, something we are born with. Our ability as craftspeople, we are certainly not born with: this we have to learn. Although some of us learn quicker than others, there is only one way to learn a craft: by practisce. And the more you practise, the more you will become a master of the form and discover that words do your bidding like willing servants. The more time you spend at your desk the less time you will gaze out of the window scratching your head. Set yourself a routine and support yourself to keep to it. Even ten minutes a day is worth doing.
~ Writing a Novel, Nigel Watts