Game

Do you like playing games? Enjoy Jeopardy? Try playing these Jeopardy style writing games and learn while you play.

 Style

Maryville University Online’s Literary Devices Guide — a link sent to us by Peyton, a 13-year-old aspiring writer.

A Guide to Writing for College by Veritas Prep sent to us by the Teen Zone Writing Club at Veritas Prep in Tennesee. Good links!

Style Manuals – You pick the one you like, and stick to it.

www.aaanet.org/publications/style_guide.pdf The American Anthropological Association style guide has some interesting stuff.
www.bartleby.com/141/ Online Strunk & White, Elements of Style, you can’t go wrong with this information.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation. Perdue OWL
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ Modern Language Association (MLA) style guide from Perdue OWL
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ APA (American Psychological Association) style guidelines from Perdue OWL

Narration

Narration Building Blocks
Web English Teacher: Narrative Writing
How to Find Your Narrative Voice
Three R’s of Narrative Nonfiction

Description

Narrative and Description
Writing Description
How to Write Vivid Descriptions
The Art of Descriptive Writing

Dialogue

Top Tips for Writing Dialogue
Keep it Simple: Keys to Realistic Dialogue
Writing Natural Dialogue

Plot Development

Plot Development: Climax, Resolution, and Your Main Character
Plot Development: How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps
11 Plot Pitfalls – And How to Rescue Your Story
Plots and Stories
Why Readers Read Mysteries — James N. Frey

Characterization

Character Development from Jerry Jenkins
You and Your Characters (SF)

Characters: Introduction & the Basics
Characterization
Better backstory

Theme and Premise

Coming Apart at the Themes
Premise vs. Theme
ONCE AND FOR ALL, PREMISE AND THEME ARE COUSINS NOT TWINS (Screenwriting)
Concept Defined
WRITING FICTION — PREMISE