Back when I first decided I wanted to be an author, I needed information on how to actually do that. The best help I found was from author Holly Lisle. Check out her web site http://hollylisle.com/ for information about her writing, free articles to help aspiring authors, and access to buy her writing clinics and courses.
She made a comprehensive, 28-week boot-camp type school where a lesson was delivered on-line every week to learn all her tricks and secrets about writing a book. The course came to be much more than she originally planned, and she has since included information on how to self publish and all other aspects of writing.
Holly Lisle is making each lesson of the course I took available as individual lessons in ebook format, so you can pick and choose which you like best, or buy them in order and take it just as we original students did. She doesn't have them all available yet, but is adding lessons as quickly as she can. Check out her store http://howtothinksideways.com/shop/ Buying the lessons individually at the price of $4.99 a lesson, you will take the course for far less than I paid for it, and it was worth every penny!
Anyway, wanted to let you all know about this. I don't get anything from promoting her, but I was so pleased with the things I learned, I thought it was worth passing along.