Hi there, I’m new to this site and a fairly new writer as my introduction post stated. I have some good ideas and I’m keen to get these down in the form of a science fiction novel, however being the novice that I am I don’t want to throw myself into the deep end without any idea of how to swim. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any good books that give tips / general advice on writing a novel, where to start, character development through to getting it published. Preferably free online PDF downloads would be great. Of course I will also be using this forum as a good source of information. Any finger pointing in the right direction will be most appreciated. Many thanks in advance for your help. Space Addict.