The Basics: Grammar & Syntax
A to X Writing Advice
Random House copy chief Benjamin Dreyer has an AWESOME post on Medium clarifying some common mistakes he finds in manuscripts. You must read this; I learned so much from it!
Rather embarrassing how many of those mistakes I commit on a daily basis.
Good resource to have; I'm sure I'll be referring to it on a daily basis this NaNo.
And I forgot to mention one that infuriates me: a confusion between reins (what you hold when riding a horse) and reigns (3rd person present singular of verb "to reign", to rule.) I see too many books and posts in which someone talks about how someone holds the "reigns."
And what about "lede" which is now apparently the fashionable spelling for "lead"--the way it was taught in journalism class in high school (mumble-mumble) years ago. In the old days (she quavers) people who worked around newspapers had no trouble distinguishing lead as -first-sentence-of-article from lead-as-that-metal-letter-shapes-were-made-of-for-printing.