Kristin Carpenter

Swagato Chakravorty

Paul Endriss 

Kiley Hunt

Grant Lodden 

  Brian McDonnell

Molly Morris

Michael Murtaugh

Danielle Nauman

David Novak

Matthew Repa

Barbara Schuck

Jesse Tittle

This link will take you to the story machine.

This is a random collection of links, mostly to wikipedia.

genre fiction - a rather exhaustive survey of the field, with links to each genre

narrator - an excellent introduction to narrator types

stereotypes - a list of dramatic stereotypes, almost up to date

character system - weird system of archetypes

plot device - a list of conventional plot devices that might get you out of trouble... or not

mysteries - a rather exhaustive list of all possible mysteries from a literary agency's point of view - take a close look at this site if you're interested in writing genre fiction

Vladimir Propp - some historical information - click on the 31 functions and the two Propp Generators at the bottom

fantasy - fairly comprehensive - hit as many of the links as you can

science fiction -  comprehensive list of links - will take you the whole semester to explore all the links

literature - the larger picture - quite a comprehensive series of links - try to hit as many of the links as possible