A good tip for newbies in the writing game is to get out there and find out what the established and successful authors are writing about. Also, you can pick their brains for useful practical hints and tips on how they have made it.
One of the best places (or some of the best places) to find these authors are in online writing communities and writer's forum websites.
I’ve searched around the internet to find some of the best websites for writers starting out. And if you're new to writing like me, you will definitely want to join one or more of these writing communities.
I've listed the one's I have found, that I like, and which I have personally joined.
These websites have great writer's forums with so much useful information and tips, from established authors, that it would be suicidal as a new writer not to join.