Here’s a brief roundup of some sites I find indispensable when storycrafting.
TV Tropes : Catalog of millions of tropes and their occurrences in television, movies, anime, the internet, literature, pro-wrestling (not a joke), real life, and pretty much anything else you can think of. (Spoilers abound.)
Writing Questions Answered : Q&A for writers.
How to Fight Write : Advice on writing fight scenes and the use of weapons, given by people who would know.
Writing With Color : Great resource for how to write non-white characters.
Manuscript Wishlist : Need to find an agent or editor? Here’s a good place to start.
Helping Writers Become Authors : General writing advice by author K. M. Weiland.
Limyaael’s Rants : My personal favorite. Now inactive, Limyaael’s I-don’t-give-a-damn-what-you-think rants on writing (especially fantasy) are a definite must-see for anyone thinking of writing speculative fiction.