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

Tax Info for Self-Published Authors - Get the deductions you're entitled to have

Helpful Writing Tips

A Guide to Literary Devices - Don't know an allusion from an allegory? Learn here!
For Kids Who Want to be Writers - Fun and informative
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
Writing Tips - from the Australian College of Journalism
GrammarCheck InfoGraphics - Get the basics right plus enhance your writing!

Blogging and Social Media
SiteBuilderReport - Exhaustive reviews of web building tools! Reliable, informative, great tips. blog. Don't even think of starting your website without visiting here first.
Creating a Website with WordPress - Beginner's Guide, Complete Tutorial
Creating a Blog Today! - Amazing Tutorial for Beginners
Make a Website Hub - Creating a Blog or Website for beginners/advanced; be sure to check the References tab!
How to Start a Blog - Step-by-step with images and great infographic
Creating Author Websites - A great reference
How to Build a Small Business Website with WordPress - Ultimate 27 step-by-step guide
How to Start a Blog - Blogging from a Marketing Angle
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
Getting Started with eCommerce - Want to sell your books online?
Burst Photos - Free Stock Photos

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
Law Enforcement Career Guide
Police Marksman Magazine
MIT Guide to Lock Picking
How Lockpicking Works
Federal Bureau of Investigation


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 National Crime Museum in Washington, DC
Forensic Scholars Today - Quarterly Newsletter of American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies


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


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