When I started writing I loved reading *proper writers* writing tips. More than often though, they consisted of saying,
“Just sit down and do it!”
under different guises and so I won’t go on about this for too long.
But brilliant Patrick Ness wrote a fantastic and thorough guide for Booktrust which I would highly recommend.
Also, I would check out Meg Rosoff’s blog which is wonderful for all sorts of reasons but in this context, check out her ‘Secrets of Successful Writing’ link which is in the misc section, down on the right hand side. You won’t regret it.