Instead, I thought I'd post a collection of links I think you might find useful. First of all, Nathan Bransford looks at how to develop your voice, which is something a lot of writers struggle to do. Livia Blackburne shows us how to function at your creative best, while Marelisa Fabrega uncovers some online tools to help you meet your goals. I'd also recommend the post by Carolyn Kaufman at Query Tracker which gives advice on how to handle critiques. For something a little more whimsical, head over to IO9 to see some truly astonishing pavement art!
If that's still not enough, then why not head over to the Chinese Whisperings website and check out the blogs and writing over my collaborators? I'd also urge you to go and add Adam PB's A Fullness in Brevity to your RSS reader now because this guy is very talented indeed.
You're still here? Well then I offer you one last link...part 13 of The First Tale is up at my Tales from Vertigo City blog.