Those of you who are currently working on a story, percolating an idea, or have a completed manuscript will all benefit from some advice from the Pros.

Lilith Saintcrow has some great writing tips on her blog:  

Sherrilyn Kenyon has a whole writing Q&A: http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/writers/

More writing tips from Jennifer Ashley:

Publishing Q&A from Tamora Pierce:

Ilona Andrews has tons of writing advice:

For information on how to get published, check out Heather Brewer:

Carly Phillips  has a whole writing nook:

Lots of questions answered by Cassandra Clare:

Check the box on the right side for tips from Colleen Gleason:

Stephanie Tyler has a writing FAQ:

Writing resources from Caridad Pineiro:

Virginia Kantra has a list of all of her writing related articles:

For books about writing, visit Larissa Ione:

Kerrelyn Sparks is running classes at Wannamarry U.:

More tips on becoming published from Meg Cabot:

We hope that this has provided you with a mountain of advice, resources, and tips when it comes to the business of becoming a published author. Do you know of any other authors with writing tips etc that we have not listed? Please add the link in the comments below!

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This post starts off with a highly recommended website that all aspiring authors should bookmark immediately! AgentQuery is devoted to connecting unpublished authors with literary agents. This service is free, and even boasts testimonials from newly published authors. Ever heard of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod? Heather Brewster found her agent using AgentQuery. Some of the site features include: How To Write a Query, How To Publish an eBook, Information about Major Publishers, and Conference/Seminar schedules. Stop by, sign up, and take advantage of a treasure trove of information, all in one place.

Now that I've pointed you in the right direction to finding your agent, you should know what NOT to do in your query letter. Don't worry. Fiction Groupie has an excellent post with 13 tips. This wisdom was garnered at the DFW Writer's Conference by romance novelist Roni Loren. (Whose debut novel, Crash Into You, comes out February 2012.) Some of these tips seemed common sense to me, but others made me stop and say 'Huh'.

Are you a writer who has been looking for an agent? Do you have experience with query letters? Any insight, tips, or links can be shared in the comments section below.