Um. Probably? I’m likely the wrong person to ask, because unlike 99% of writers I’m not self-taught. But off the top of my head…
Writing Advice #1: READ BOOKS.
Read fiction and nonfiction. Read genres you don’t normally try. Read books you enjoy, and put down any book you’re not enjoying. Read outside your age group, because those classifications are largely nonsensical anyway — I’m a former 11-year-old who read Ernest Hemingway and a current 28-year-old who reads Louis Sachar. Read funny books if you like humor, and sad books if you’re a masochist. Read.
You want to write books? Read books. Read books, though.
At the risk of sounding like an old man yelling at the Cloud, reading books will help you write better. Watching movies and TV will not. Listening to podcasts and songs will not. Even reading online media will not.
I’m not saying this because I hate TV. I’m saying this because movies and shows are different forms of writing. Not worse. Not better. Not shallower or deeper. Different.
Movies can show you things that books can only tell you — the color of a shirt, the arrangement of a room, the melody of a song. Books can show you things that movies can only tell you — a character’s true emotions, smells and textures and tastes, personal biases in perception. If a book wants to convey that a character is afraid, it can give us the internal trembling of fingers and the heat of unshed tears and the frantic pace of breath inside a constricted set of lungs. If a movie wants to convey that a character is afraid, it must use an actor’s wide eyes and a thrumming soundtrack of violins. Books can summarize decades in a single beautifully constructed paragraph; movies must resort to montage sequences and match-cuts between actors of different ages. Movies can kill a character and break the hearts of everyone they love without using a single word; books must find ways to translate image and pain into prose. Etcetera.
Point is, you could watch a thousand action scenes in a hundred movies and never learn anything about how to convey a fight with sentences and paragraphs. Same goes for TV shows, same goes for podcasts, same goes for comic strips and puppet shows and ballets and blogs and Broadway. (I could also go into the fact that books are infinitely better about representation than movies/shows for some very concrete economic reasons, but I’d be digressing.)
Ergo, get a library card. Even if the library itself is currently closed, it’ll have ebooks and audiobooks galore. If you have trouble breaking into audiobooks, start by “rereading” books you already know until you train your brain to follow a story being read aloud. That’s what worked for me, anyway.
Oh, and: read published books. Online fiction (including AO3, FFN, and all) includes a ton of gems, but they tend to be unpolished gems. Reading published books to learn how to write is like watching Simone Biles to learn how to be a gymnast. Even if you never get close to that level, watching her will be a heck of a lot more informative about how to do it well than watching the kid on the next floor mat over.