2) Keep on writing!
3) On character development: Your characters shouldn’t be entirely good or entirely evil, every real person is a balance of both. Let your characters grow throughout the story based on what’s happening around them.
4) Read another book!
5) Go ahead and draft your story starting with a character’s morning routine, then keep writing, and keep writing. Once you’ve got a good amount to work with, cut to the chase. Remove the morning scene, and edit in any important details.
6) You know what I’m about to say. Read more. Write more. They’re called golden rules for a reason.
7) For both writing and life in general, keep smiling!