Writer's Digest has it's yearly list out naming the 101 Best Websites for Writers. Weird-the link is broken. Sorry. Here is the list from 2009.
I am not familiar with a lot of them, but I plan on checking them out.
Here are the top 10 sites that I use.
Thesaurus.com - This is ALWAY open when I am writing
Pub Rants - Agent Kristin Nelson's blog: I have learned tons about what steps I need to take to get published.
Query Shark - I've read through every post - all 202 of them, and I learned how to make my query shine.
Confessions from Suite 500- Two lit agents give line by line critiques of the first 250 words of authors first chapter.
The Other Side of the Story - Author Janice Hardy is amazing. Her posts about writing blow me away. I learn something every time I read it.
Baby Hold - A great site for finding character names by origin (African, Spanish, Dutch) without having to give the site your email.
Navigating the Slush Pile - Agent Vickie Motter gives great advice. I especially like her Wednesday Reads. She reviews current books and then I can read them and see if I agree with her. It is nice to know why agents like certain books.
The Bookshelf Muse - This site is a great writing resource when you get stuck. There are lists and lists of different ways to describe: emotion, weather, character, setting, etc.
Grammar Girl - Love this site when I have a grammar question: Lay vs. Lie, Take vs. Bring, Who vs. Whom. I should have payed better attention in school :)
Slush Pile Hell - When I need a good laugh.
Does anyone else have great sites that they use?