I like to link to writing advice by successful authors. Ilona Andrews often gets questions about writing and occasionally addresses them on the blog. Here is one:
That’s a really good, quick rundown.
And the first commenter included a link to a site called Magical Words, which is all about writing advice from authors. I’m sure some of it overlaps and some of it contradicts, but with all those established voices chiming in on the subject, there are bound to be some pearls of wisdom that the learning writer can take to heart.