Useful Writing Resources
One useful and illuminating site I first came across a few years ago, was Randy Ingermanson's AdvancedFictionWriting.com.
At the time I didn't have a clue about how to begin writing a novel. (And truth be told, I'm still learning every time I sit down to read or write.)
But what I struggled with most, was how to actually structure a novel (in terms of plot, chapters, scenes, character development, narrative point of view etc.) so that all the parts worked in synchronisation, to tell a memorable story, worthy of several hours of a reader's life.
This was one of the earliest resources I found online that offered up a blueprint for making order out of the seemingly chaotic task of writing my first novel.
And while Mr Ingersmanson does charge for some of his resources, a number of them are free (and quite useful).
On that note I have included links to the free resources below.