There are loads of good things out there for writer-types on the intranets lately. Here are some I found particularly worth reading.
On Pitching (not baseball)
11 Questions for Crafting a Pitch by agent Rachelle Gardner
The Last Thing An Agent Wants to Hear From You on Storyfix.com
On the Craft of Writing
12 Dos and Don'ts for Introducing your Protagonist on Anne R. Allen's blog
250 Chances (or the importance of a strong opening for your book--and tips on what NOT to open with) on author Janice Hardy's blog
How do you HOOK a Reader? Understand Great Beginnings by Kristen Lamb
5 Things A Writers Always Overlooks: chaos, lag, flab, overkill and anticlimax. by Victoria Mixon
Middle Grade Vs. Young Adult on the Invincible Summer blog
5 editor’s secrets to help you write like a pro on Remarkable Communication
Conflict--Why Should We Care by Nicola Morgan
Inception's 4 Rules for Ultimate Influence by Jeff Sexton
**I put this on because I loved Inception so much. Brilliant layered storytelling! I left the theater thinking, How can I do that? Of course, the group we were with gave me that "Oh she's just doing the crazy writer thing" once I started talking about playing with multiple yet simultaneous time lines.
"Leonardo Di Caprio looked nice," one of them said.
"Oh. I didn't notice," I replied.
So there are just a few things to keep you busy for the next hour. Did I miss any good posts you came across?