Tip #1: Network with other writers through writer's groups and conferences.
Tip #2: Find opportunities to write every day, even if it's just in a journal.
Tip #3: Set goals for yourself as to what you wish to accomplish. Write them down.
Tip #4: Start small. There are numerous ways to get published; consider magazines, newspapers, local publications or online blogs.
Tip #5: Don't give up! Rejection is a part of the writing world and so use it as a stepping stone to improvement and success!