American Crime Writers League

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General References
Publishers Weekly Online
Writers Write - The Write Resource
Writing Corner Resources
Writers' Guild of America Resources and Tools
Association of Authors' Representatives
Authors Guild
Publishers Lunch - highly useful, FREE daily trade newsletter
that contains deal information on book contracts once a week

The Ultimate Grammar Guide - Even if you think you don't need it, you need it.
60+ English Grammar Resources for Fun and Effective Learning

Blogging and Social Media
Web Hosting Buddy - Need a hosting service? Thorough, professional info; lists and honest reviews
Creating Author Websites - Great reference for this purpose; thanks, Joe Friedlander of The Book Designer, for bringing it to my attention.
How to Build a Small Business Website with WordPress - Step-by-step guide
The Ultimate Guide to Website Building - Great Tutorials using WordPress
Top Fifty Writing Blogs
Which Social Network is Best for Writers?
The Ultimate Social Media Guide for Writers
Guide to Blogging - Need to start a blog? Start here!
Blogging Basics 101 - Comprehensive advice and resources
On Blast Blog - Outstanding step-by-step tutorials
Make a Website Hub - Need a website? A blog? Get going fast!
Writing Tips - from the Australian College of Journalism

Writers' Organizations
International Thriller Writers
American Crime Writers League
Sisters in Crime
Mystery Writers of America
Private Eye Writers of America
Mystery Readers International
Public Safety Writers Association
The Short Mystery Fiction Society
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Horror Writers Association
Romance Writers of America

Law Enforcement
Lee Lofland - Police Procedure and Crime Scene Investigations Expert
Writers' Police Academy- Most exciting hands-on workshops in police procedures
Officer.com
Law Enforcement Career Guide
CopNet
Police Marksman Magazine
MIT Guide to Lock Picking
Greg Miller's Guide to Lock Picking for Beginners
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Forensics
Reddy's Forensic Page
Zeno's Forensic Site
Crime Scene Investigation Network
Forensic Firearm Tutorial - and Other Tutorials
Forensics for Writers - Two exceptionally useful books from an expert
Crime Museum - Forensics and Much More - Vast reference site from the National Crime Museum located in Washington, DC
Forensic Scholars Today - Quarterly Newsletter of American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies

Victimology
Inductive and Deductive Criminal Profiling
Court Transcript of Testimony Pertaining to Victimology

Publications
Mystery Weekly - Looking for short mysteries: Submissions
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Crimespree Magazine
Crime Factory
Mystery Scene Magazine
The Strand Magazine
Prose 'n Cons
FundsforWriters