I've been putting a lot of time into a talk I'm putting together for the trainees at work, but when I'm done working on that I'll write some new posts. For now I wanted to re-post these: the chapter on Composition in my Famous Artists Course book has a lot of great little compositional tidbits in the margins and I scanned them all and put them on these three pages.
All of these things are pretty basic and obvious, I suppose, but that's what makes them easy to forget, I find. I put these on an 8 1/2 by 11 template so that, if you want, you can print them out and tack them up wherever you want. Hopefully, looking at them can provide a great bit of inspiration whenever you get stuck.
Composition is a difficult subject to become an expert in, but there's not a whole lot more than this to it - you just have to have the discipline to keep working at a drawing until everything is presented clearly and in an attractive way. Hopefully these handouts will help you in finding your way as much as they've helped me!