Jessica Page Morrell has a blog! In case the name doesn’t ring any bells, she “Between the Lines: Mastering the Subtle Elements of Fiction Writing“, which I deemed to be the best book on writing that I’ve ever read.
In any case, you really should probably subscribe to her blog, it’s got some tasty tidbits available. For instance, she recently posted the Fiction Checklist. It’s a checklist of some basic things that should exist in your fiction. I don’t think it’s meant to be such a checklist where if you miss one or two that your writing is trash, and it certainly isn’t meant as an all-inclusive checklist, but it has some very nice points to make.