The first is Nick's Writing Blog. He shares interesting tips related to the publishing industry and his personal experiences and his site has a freelance board. Learn more here.
The second is Trent Steele's WriteStreet.com. On this site you will not only find useful publishing tools to help you improve your writing skills and create your best work, but there is also a forum where you can meet fellow writers like yourself!
Both sites have partnered with one another. Definitely worth checking out!