Share your tips with the rest of us. What have you learned that has helped you develop as a producer. Let's try to make a collection of these tips from the FutureProducer.com users. It'll be like our collection of tips for helping everyone who visits this website. These tips can be anything about music and/or production.
(If I can edit this first post, I'll start building a list of tips (with your user name, and tip). ...)
1. Don't rush a song
2. Don't overuse the good parts
I think an important tip is not rushing a project, when you're learning. Once you have the knowledge and skill to pump out a track fairly quickly you can, ...but it's still not recommended (unless you're DJ Quik). It is always better to take your time and fine tune everything. Work on the details of the track. Once the broad "outline" or "sketch" of the track is laid down, go back through and run more and more fine detail into the song. I think sometimes, the fine little details that only occur once or twice in a song bring the listeners back to hear the song again.
Don't overuse the exciting parts. There's a reason why a solo only occurs once in a song. It's the exciting/special part and shouldn't be overplayed.
What are your best tips? Hopefully we get some good ideas flowing here.