Don’t rely on the computer’s spell checker. It doesn’t pick up on everything. Mine has a bit of a thing about wanting to put in “his or her” instead of “their”!!!! What has it got against “their”?!!! Have a good dictionary to hand, always.
Vary sentence and paragraph lengths to vary pace. One continual pace is a monotone, never interesting. Watch out for favourite words and phrases creeping in - this is where a good edit comes to your aid.
The more you write, the more ideas come to you. This is the kind of positive circle you want to encourage! Also the more you write, the more you edit and the quicker you’ll get at seeing when a story is done so you can get it out there. So keep writing!
Books are a wonderful invention. Can take you anywhere in any world. Can make you laugh, cry, scare you - and I’d love to know what Mary Shelley ate to induce the dream that inspired Frankenstein. I have this nagging feeling it took more than a bit of ripe Stilton eaten late to induce that! I do know if whatever she ate is (a) legal and (b) still available, I wouldn’t mind trying some!!!
Starting as a writer has to start with what you read. You have to know what you like, even what you dislike, before you can produce anything.