We came across a great video on youtube. This video is put out by the Department of Ecology State of Washington. It is about operating a more efficient wood stove. To watch this video visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pC67gBhWu0Y
This video covers selecting the right fuel for your wood stove, starting your fire correctly, maintaining your fire, etc.
As with all information that you find, always be sure to cross reference it with the information that came with the wood stove you own. Always follow your wood stove's manufacturer instructions first as each wood stove is made a little differently.