This isn't what you normally see in lists like this, though...
Normally, you see lists of said bookisms, grammar, writing structure, blah blah blah, right? Well... not so much here. These resources have been some of the greatest and most helpful in my eternal journey to become the best writer I can possibly be. From character development to narratives to avoiding Sues, these links are often hilarious, greatly entertaining, and surprisingly far more helpful than you'd think at first glance!RedLetterMedia
RedLetterMedia (RLM) is a Web-based series of videos intending to critiquing various films. The reviews of the Star Wars
prequel trilogy are hilarious, but also incredibly helpful. I highly encourage any aspiring writer to start here, as they discuss keeping narratives coherent, addressing plotholes, romance cliches, how to avoid confusing your audience, and dialogue - all incredibly helpful info, especially when you're just starting out.RedLetterMedia's review of Star Wars: Episode IRedLetterMedia's review of Star Wars: Episode IIRedLetterMedia's review of Star Wars: Episode IIITwilight Snarker
An unfortunately discontinued blog that critiqued the Twilight
series. While I don't 100% agree with everything
here, it does help teach how to avoid purple prose and romance cliches, among other things. I really wish this had been continued, but, at least it still exists.The Twilight Snarker's blogTV Tropes
Believe it or not, one of the best resources I've found. Its discussions of character archetypes is very helpful if you're planning to write a character who's not quite the ordinary type, especially in a particular genre, while they also address plotholes, narrative structure, and dialogue.TV Tropes's homepage
Be sure to check out aversions and subversions of various tropes, which can genuinely help with creativity. Stuck in a rut? This will help.
More to come later!