How many times have you been asked that question? For me, it's like once a month.
I will usually spend some time talking to the person about how they should blog and use the internet for resources. Sometimes I will suggest they join an online group of writers to learn more. Sometimes, people take my advice. Sometimes they look disappointed -- as if there's a secret short cut I'm keeping from them.
I wrote about that once -- the F13 Button. (Shhh. Don't tell the uninitiated!)
But today I stumbled upon the PERFECT reference chart for someone new to the publishing world. I bookmarked it. You should bookmark it.
GO HERE TO SEE IT!
I wonder if the creator would sell laminated copies of this chart for me to hand out ...