I've always loved going to those blogs that have gobs and gobs of links to websites filled with writing information. You know: how-to's, what not to do, editing tactics, contests, submission guidelines, how to write the terrifying QUERY LETTER, etc. Here's my small contribution to this massive online encyclopedia of writing and publishing knowledge. Feel free to leave any of YOUR favorite informative sites in the comments and I'll add them to this list!
- The Insecure Writer's Support Group - I've belonged to this WONDERFUL online community since it's beginning. Not only do they keep us abreast of all the publishing opportunities out there and informed with more editing, writing, and self-publishing information than any other site I've found, they host a monthly blog-hop where members get to air out their insecurities and offer support to others in the community.
- Checklists for Improving Your First Draft by Cliff Notes - This is a great general primer for everything from sentence structure to audience to tone and language.
- Checklist for Your Final Draft by Writer's Digest - If you know Writer's Digest, you know they get down to the nitty-gritty and they are all about the really technical aspects of story construction. This check list is definitely for a final draft but it's worth looking over even during the planning stages.