Luckily, I can point you to something far more awesome.
I approached the lovely people over at the Office of Letters and Light - to those who don't know, these are the incredible breed that run NaNoWriMo, Script Frenzy, and the Young Writers' Program, among other things - about a month ago with a tentative proposition of writing a blog post for them.
And, lovely people that they, are, they said yes. So now you can see Miriam and I, in all our hive-mind-y glory, giving the top eight things that writing novels has taught us. Or, rather, top eight things that are useful in more than simply grounding us very well in the how-to of breaking limbs and correctly specifying the horrors of the Black Death.
~ Charley R