Write everyday, share your writing for feedback, write for yourself, read--read, join a writing group, one that has published authors in what you like to read--my first experience with a group had people working on 3 to 5 pages that they took a year to turn out and then they paid to have it published--this was before e-publishing and was called vanity press.another idea is to form a group of aspiring writers and share your work and knowledge. beware of buying books about writing--authors love to collect books about writing--there are many great ones out there and there are many available for kindle that are free or very low cost--use the library. stick to the ones about writing, don't worry about publishing until you have something to publish. and check the kindle deals weekly, they always have books on writing. many author's websites have advice, classes, books they recommend.