I used to have another website at http://www.writingcite.com where I posted excerpts from successful writers. The site was a tool for learning the magic side of story telling, the part that can’t be communicated in how-to books.
Years ago I read a book that said you should transcribe famous authors’ stories word for word so you can learn their subtle techniques. In getting that other website up, I did some transcribing and found it more instructive than I expected. I think it really helped me.
Anyway, I didn’t have enough time to keep posting over there, but the lesson I learned from typing pages of successful author’s work was worth the trouble. The things I absorbed can’t be put into words, but I think you should consider trying it.
If you have time.
M. Talmage Moorehead