There are a few books I have found helpful in my writing journey, the first of which is “The Writers’ and Artist’s Yearbook,” which not only has writing advice but names and addresses of publishers and agents.
One writer who is most helpful to new authors is Jane Wenham Jones who has written two books that are both practical and easy to read. They are “Wanna be a Writer?” and “Wanna be a Writer we’ve heard of?”
Once you have written your story or article you could find helpful hints in Mary Cavanagh’s book “Marketing and Publicising Books.”
I also liked Andrew Crofts’ “The Freelance Writer’s Handbook.”
Finally, two regular publications, “The Writers’ Forum” and ” Writing” magazine have articles, competitions and contacts which encourage the new writer and demonstrate what a varied and exciting life we lead.
Of course, there are many more and lots of advice on line but it is good to have something to use as a reference book.