Here's some places that I have found friendly and helpful. They're great resources, and wonderful places to make some new friends.
Gotta Write Network ( www.gottawritenetwork.com ) is a place with many resources. You can join the group, or attend one of several weekly chats.
If you are on AOL, there is a nifty Paranormal Chat. It's Tuesdays from 9-10pm Eastern in the Printed Word Chat Room.
Writer to Writer, Friday nights, usually 9-10 PM Eastern. You don't have to be an IUniverse author to attend, nor do you have to register.
Yahoo! Groups The-Write-List
The Writer's BBS