Do you attend a writers' group in your area? Check around and see if there are others. You'll double your knowledge base and meet new friends. The two groups are hoping to hold a joint meeting again in the near future.
Gaye Gaymer Martin wrote a detailed series on Research for Fiction Writing. This link will bring you to Part I, but be sure to catch the rest of them. Her blog is a valuable resource for craft articles.
The Edit Cafe, the blog home of Barbour editors, Rebecca Germany and JoAnne Simmons, gives a list of the 2009 Fiction Bestsellers. If you scroll all the way to the end of the page, you'll find the list. Out of 20 spots, Karen Kingsbury snagged five of them, Ted Dekker captured three, and Joel Rosenberg got two. What title beat out the entire field? Hmm, see if you can guess before looking at the list, and put it in your comment. Find out who else made the cut by clicking here.
Have a blessed weekend. :)