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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

Making the Best Use of an English Degree: Creative Jobs for English Majors

Writing Careers: The Business Behind Becoming an Author
Submitted by Anna of the Young Writers Workshop

A Resource Guide to Writing Basics - Having trouble getting your writing project started? Need a boost along the way?

Citation Generator - Need to cite a book or a website? APA, MLA, & Chicago formats supported. Paste in your text and click for correct citation.

A Guide to Literary Devices - Don't know an allusion from an allegory? Learn here!

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!

College Student Writing Guide - Valuable links for grammar, citation, and point of view

Blogging and Social Media
How to Create a Website in 4 Easy Steps

Guide for Creating a Website Using Wix Editor - Detailed Instructions from Scratch

Starting Your First Blog - The Complete "How To" Guide

How to Create a Website for FREE - Step by Step Beginners Guide

Starting Your First Blog - The Complete "How To" Guide

Beginner's Guide to Blogging - Starting from square one? Comprehensive instructions with detailed steps.

SiteBuilderReport - Exhaustive reviews of web building tools! Reliable, informative, great tips, blog.

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 - Blogging from a Marketing Angle

The Ultimate Social Media Guide for Writers

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

Creating Engaging Blog Content - Okay, so you have a blog. Stuck for what to write?

How to Start a Blog - Easy video walk-throughs for a WordPress blog

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

Reasons to Use a Blog - Provide Fresh Content and More

The Ultimate Guide to Website Building - Great Tutorials using WordPress

Top Fifty Writing Blogs

The Ultimate Social Media Guide for Writers

Guide to Blogging - Need to start a blog? Start here!

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


Don't Just Watch CSI on TV - Become an Expert and Join the Ranks!

The Mind of a Criminal: Psychology of History's Famous Crooks

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