If I could give advice to new writers it would be: Not every word you write will be golden, nor will all your stories be sellable . I was lucky to have Marilyn as a critique partner early, so I have her to thank. And while everything you write may not make a slush pile, you will learn and grow in your craft. As long as you listen and accept what others who know more take the time to give.
What advice would you give a new writer?