The eBook version of the New York Writers Workshop's Portable MFA in Creative Writing is (no longer free) on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble. H/T to Jason Boog at GalleyCat.
The Portable MFA in Creative Writing is a remarkable book. It contains excellent, practical advice on plotting and writing your novel.
The introduction honestly describes most creative writing programs, and why they come up wanting. I've attended dozens of creative writing classes so I know a tiny bit about this world.
If you want an MFA's worth of knowledge in writing and you don't have $50,000 and a couple years to attend university, this book is for you.