Justin Larbalestier is funny. His idea of a spread sheet is a good one. He offers advice on characters & plots as well as many other things. How to write a novel
Ginny Wiehardt has a list of ten questions and answers on Ask.com. The website will provide you with the link to her site for further advice. The answers are short, but informative. Agent FAQs
Writer Beware site is for writers. It is a must see before you start your quest for an agent or publishing house. Writer Beware is a source of advise and warnings for writers, especially if you are new to writing. I was surprised how much I was not even aware of about fees, publishing, and agents.