Every writer has resources to help their business intel stay current. Some of the easiest and quickest are writer forums that include agents, publishers, editors and writers and those that list current jobs available for freelancers.
Taking control of your personal destiny in the business can be both rewarding and empowering. There are ample workshops and courses available to help new freelance writers. The initiative, however, has to come from within the writer. This industry doesn't allow for free rides.
In Claudsy's Blog post today, I discuss some of those resources and how they can create a line of intel for the writer and why it's important to establish a listening post of one's own on the net. Take the time to go on over to: http://claudsy.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/whether-a-forum-or-a-listing/ and see for yourself.
Hope to see you there. If you have a quick resource to add, please put it in a comment and leave it for me. I always enjoy comments and added info.