Definite grammar guide, right here. Along with several other tidbits (commonly misused words) it explains pitfalls of basic writing, and how to avoid them.
Alright, there you go - my survival guides. Of course, I started writing long before I read any of these, and that's also something I would recommend. Actually, I'll post a later blog on ideas about how to start writing, since there's a lot to say. In the mean time, enjoy some writer's famous quotes on writing.
Human beings have their great chance in the novel - E.M. Forster
A novelist is, above all, the historian of conscience - Frederic Raphael
In all my writing I tell the story of my life, over and over again - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Medicine is my lawful wife. Literature is my mistress - Anton Chekhov