When I was looking into writing a book, I tried to glean the web for some handy tips.
I came across the following site: http://www.creative-writing-now.com/
Creative Writing Now offers loads of resources to help you write your first book, eg developing story ideas, building realistic characters, how to write a novel outline etc.
There is also a free online course you can do via email over three days which will help you generate lots of story ideas and get your creative juices flowing. There are other courses you can sign up for which are also good value – I’m currently doing one on character development and it is sooo good.
Let me know if you have seen any other websites offering good resources for new writers.