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

CIA Factbooks

Free Encyclopedia

Grammar Rules with Grammar Exercises

Students Guide to Grammar

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

Free Online Rhyming Dictionary

Thesaurus – Synonyms, Antonyms, and More

Best Source for Learning New Skills

Writers Funding Sources and Writing Contests

IndieGoGo Crowd Source Funding

Kickstarter Crowd Source Funding

Go FundMe

Patreon for Creatives

Chanticleer National Book Awards Contest

Funds for Writers

Writers Publishing Resources

Self Publish Your eBooks on Barnes and Noble Nook

Amazon Paperback and eBook on Kindle Self Publishing

Self Publishing Paperback and Ebook with Ingramspark

Self Publish eBooks with Smashwords

Self Publish books on Draft2Digital

If you want to just publish your books and sell them on your own website we recommend:

The Book Patch (Their website works best on Microsoft Edge)

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

Copyright Your Books prior to Publication

PreAssign Number from Library of Congress Prior to Publication (MUST BE DONE AT LEAST THE MONTH BEFORE PUBLICATION)

Author Fan Pages and Websites We Created

Barbara Comfort, Author, Fansite

Janie Bolitho, Author, Fansite

Dorothy Gilman, Author, Fansite

Sandra West Prowell, Author, Fansite


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. She also has an online bookstore with gently used paperback and hardback books, a wide selection of PDF eBook and even specially designed POD merchandise.

Writers Groups

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Western Writers of America

Mystery Writers of America

Sisters in Crime

Romance Writers of America

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

National Horror Writers Association

American Christian Fiction Writers

NonFiction Writers Association

National Writers Association Foundation

Women’s Fiction Writers Association

Website and Blog Tools and Resources

Auto Generate Your Privacy Policy and other website forms examples

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

Resources and Learning Sites

APCO 10-Codes

Be A Private Eye Course Be A Private Eye Course

Biographers International

Detective Training


Family Search

FBI Training

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Firearms Classifieds

FireArms EncycloPedia

Forensic Science Info
Watch Educational Videos on Forensics

List of Law Enforcement Agencies

Mystery Publishers

National Cold Case File Info


Online Police Courses

PI Magazine

Radio Codes

Sisters in Crime



The People History Page

This Day in History

United States Association of Professional Investigators

US Marshal Service

US Secret Service

What is a Detective by Wiki

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