Helpful Links for Authors

As we find websites and blogs that we believe are helpful for writers and their businesses we will be adding them to this page. It may seem a little redundant but we want to be as helpful as we can for all those new writers out there who may have not published their books yet and maybe looking for information to help to get more customers/readers. If you have a website that you think we ought to list here please feel free to use our CONTACT US form and send us the information.

This, of course, is a “work in progress” and is by no means an end-all or be-all for everyone.

Thanks for looking!

Writers Tools

Bartlett’s Quotes

https://www.bartleby.com/100/

CIA Factbooks

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/

Free Encyclopedia

https://www.encyclopedia.com/

Grammar Rules with Grammar Exercises

http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/

Students Guide to Grammar

https://www.scribendi.com/academy/articles/students_guide_to_grammar_and_punctuation.en.html

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

https://www.merriam-webster.com/

Free Online Rhyming Dictionary

https://www.rhymer.com/

Thesaurus – Synonyms, Antonyms, and More

https://www.thesaurus.com/

Best Source for Learning New Skills

https://www.youtube.com/

Writers Funding Sources and Writing Contests

IndieGoGo Crowd Source Funding

https://www.indiegogo.com/

Kickstarter Crowd Source Funding

https://www.kickstarter.com/

Go FundMe

https://www.gofundme.com/discover/creative-fundraiser

Patreon for Creatives

https://www.patreon.com/create-on-patreon

Chanticleer National Book Awards Contest

https://www.chantireviews.com/contests/

Funds for Writers

https://fundsforwriters.com/

Writers Publishing Resources

Self Publish Your eBooks on Barnes and Noble Nook

https://press.barnesandnoble.com/self-publishing-services

Amazon Paperback and eBook on Kindle Self Publishing

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/

Self Publishing Paperback and Ebook with Ingramspark

https://www.ingramspark.com/

Self Publish eBooks with Smashwords

https://www.smashwords.com/

Official ISBN website – purchase and register each version of your book

https://isbn.org/

Copyright Your Books prior to Publication

https://www.copyright.gov/registration/

PreAssign Number from Library of Congress Prior to Publication

https://www.loc.gov/publish/pcn/

Author Fan Pages and Websites We Created

Barbara Comfort, Author, Fansite

https://barbaracomfort.websandblogsforwriters.com

Janie Bolitho, Author, Fansite

https://janiebolitho.websandblogsforwriters.com

Dorothy Gilman, Author, Fansite

https://mrspollifax.com

Sandra West Prowell, Author, Fansite

http:s//sandrawestprowell.websandblogsforwriters.com

Jolene’s Books and More – helpful, fun, and just plain unusual articles as well as information about the writer, blogger, and website designer. And her books she has published too of course.

https://jolenesbooksandmore.com/

Writers Groups

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
https://www.scbwi.org/

Western Writers of America
https://westernwriters.org/

Mystery Writers of America
https://mysterywriters.org/

Sisters in Crime
https://www.sistersincrime.org/

Romance Writers of America
https://www.rwa.org

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
https://www.sfwa.org/

National Horror Writers Association
https://horror.org/

American Christian Fiction Writers
https://acfw.com/

NonFiction Writers Association
https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/

National Writers Association Foundation
https://www.nationalwriters.com/page/page/1963103.htm

Women’s Fiction Writers Association
https://www.womensfictionwriters.org/

Website and Blog Tools and Resources

Auto Generate Your Privacy Policy and other website forms examples

https://wordpress.org

Learning More About Creating Websites for Free
Contributed by a newbie author – Jennifer Aitken – Thank you

Resources and Learning Sites

APCO 10-Codes
https://copradar.com/tencodes/

Be A Private Eye Course Be A Private Eye Course
https://privateinvestigatoredu.org/florida/

Biographers International
https://biographersinternational.org/

Detective Training
https://www.detectivetraining.com/

DHS
https://www.dhs.gov/

Family Search
https://www.familysearch.org/en/

FBI Training
https://www.fbi.gov/services/training-academy/national-academy

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
https://www.fletc.gov/

Firearms Classifieds
http://www.armslist.com/classifieds/usa

FireArms EncycloPedia
https://modernfirearms.net/en/

Forensic Science Info
Watch Educational Videos on Forensics

List of Law Enforcement Agencies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_law_enforcement_agencies

Mystery Publishers
http://publishers.omnimystery.com/mystery-publishers.html

National Cold Case File Info
http://www.ncstl.org/education/Cold%20Case%20Investigative%20Tools%20Technology

NCISS
https://www.nciss.org/

Online Police Courses
https://www.patc.com/online/index.shtml

PI Magazine
https://pimagazine.com/

Radio Codes
http://www.scannerbuddy.com/alphacodes.php

Sisters in Crime
https://www.sistersincrime.org/

The CIA
https://www.cia.gov/index.html

The FBI
https://www.fbi.gov/

The People History Page
https://www.thepeoplehistory.com/publicdomainimages.html

This Day in History
https://www.thepeoplehistory.com/

United States Association of Professional Investigators
http://www.usapi.org/

US Marshal Service
https://www.usmarshals.gov/

US Secret Service
https://www.secretservice.gov/

What is a Detective by Wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detective

Writer’s Dream Tools
Writers Dream Tools is no longer active but has a link to the creator

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