Write in your own style
We like different books and authors because of their style. You need to write in your own style as that is the writer you are.
Write to a rhythm
The most fluid enjoyable books are books that maintain a central rhythm throughout the entire story. For example, nothing is more frustrating for a reader than to find the ending of the story rushed or the middle of the book dragging on and on.
Write then edit
Remember your first draft is just that, your first draft. Like wine, leave your work for a time and then reread with a new perspective. Don’t be afraid to cut, punctuate or re-write then leave again. As you improve you will see areas that your earlier work will need to catch up to you. Final editing should always be done by another person, preferably an editor.
Seek honest feedback
Find two or three habitual readers that can give you an honest appraisal of your work. Take their comments with an open mind and a willingness to see from their point of view. They may see something you have not.