Links

ESSENTIALS FOR ASPIRING AUTHORS: 

WriteOnCon
Preditors & Editors
Publishers Marketplace
Writers' Market
Query Shark
Writers' Digest
Agent Rachelle Gardner's Resources for Writers


SUPER-HELPFUL AUTHOR WEBSITES:

Susan Dennard, who has TONS of great help for writers at all levels of struggle. 
Brent WeeksSusan and Tyler-Rose will be friends with him someday.   Also he gives great advice.
Jody Hedlund, who blogs about writing, the journey to publication, blogging, etc...
Gail Carson Levine, who insightfully answers questions from aspiring writers
Nathan Bransford, a former lit agent--if you haven't subscribed to his blog, you must, NOW
Holly Lisle, a traditionally published author who switched to self-publishing; offers writing workshops and some extremely helpful blog articles
Robin McKinley, one of the greatest fantasy authors of our age who blogs about the writing life*
This brilliant post from Maggie Stiefvater


ON CHARACTERS: 

Jody Hedlund's Character Worksheet
Emotion:  Boys vs. Girls
How to Avoid Creating Plastic Characters
Basics of Believable Characters
Building Believable Romance
"The VIA Classification of Character Strengths"
Myers-Briggs Personality Types
9 Questions to Ask Your Main Character


THAT HAPPY THING CALLED REVISION: 

Humongous list of article compiled by Holly Cupala
Excellent help from agent Natalie Lakosil
Holly Lisle's Kickbutt System
Revision Checklist by Nathan Bransford
Another article about revision
"10 Ways to Stay Sane When Frustrated"


THAT NEBULOUS, FRIGHTENING THING CALLED QUERYING: 

Yeah, Casey McCormick!  You make my life easier by collecting info on literary agents!
THIS AWESOME ARTICLE by Nathan Bransford  <--How to write a query.  Complete guide.
How to Find a Literary Agent
Writers' Digest Basics of 3-Paragraph Query
"10 Query Letter No-Nos"
Query Shark (again)
How to Format a Query Letter
Of course, someone already made a list of query resources.  Here it is.
Reasons for Rejection
What to do if you get The Call



AGENT BLOGS

Rachelle Gardner
Vickie Motter
Confessions (Suzie Townsend)
Bent on Books (The Bent Agency)
                                                                                      
                                        


More links to come, rest assured!


*with footnotes