Try out different stuff and play with it for awhile. You're just starting out, and your skills and gear are as low as they can get. Make sure the weapons you're using correspond to skills that you're strong in. In other words, use a light weapon if your light weapon skill is highest, make sure your accuracy is decent if you're trying to use a bow, etc. You can buy better weapons at the weapon shop in town. And the shop repopulates frequently, so keep checking it every time you play for upgrades. Also, certain spells are a lot more damage/magic economical than others, and to some degree this will depend on how strong your skill is in their respective category. Check out their detailed stats...some of the close range spells are pretty cheap on magic cost, and allow you take out a couple of enemies in one shot. Good luck!