This is hilarious, especially if you waste an entire day looking everything up on TVTropes. It also gives a general idea of all the basic plots, characters, and what-have-yous that make up the majority of fiction.
I found this enlightening, and an easy read.
No, I’m definitely not obsessed with Holly Lisle. She just writes good articles! At any rate, I’ve used her notecarding system, and it really worked for me. (I ended up not writing that novel, but it’s a useful technique to have in my arsenal.)
This isn’t really “how to,” more like “I did this and it worked,” but I found it incredibly interesting. Maybe it’s just my visual side.
Exactly what it says on the tin.
I think every author should put his or her characters through this questionaire. It’s been really helpful in developing my own characters, and it’s interesting to put other fictional characters through and see how they score.
I often use this quiz to get a general “feel” for my character’s personality, if I’m having trouble expressing specific personality traits. I also love putting my developed characters through and seeing how the results match with what I know about them.
A good guide to not getting scammed by the publishing world. Highly recommended!
This is an awesome guide to using mind maps for stories. Also, the rest of this girl’s blog is just brilliant.
This is a really great, detailed list of how to keep editors reading your manuscript.
Exactly what it says on the tin, but more detailed than I had expected.
Again, exactly what the title says. Quite helpful!
As a college writing center tutor, I visit this website often to help students with their papers. There’s also more information on the website about academic writing and formatting.