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#1 The Doctor

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:53 AM

Have a "thrilling" resource you are dying to share. Share the love here!

Some great places to start: (List will be updated sporadically)

Mystery Writers of America
International Thriller Writers
The Big Thrill
Stop Your Killing Me

How To Write a Damn Good Thriller
Writing the Thriller

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:42 AM


Mystery Writers of America
Mystery Writers of America, Inc. is the premier organization for mystery writers and other professionals in the mystery field. Be sure to check out their regional chapters -- and its one of the best ways to network locally within the genre.

International Thrillers Writers
Thriller authors created ITW to celebrate the thriller, to enhance the prestige and raise the profile of thrillers, and to create opportunities for collegiality within the thriller community. ITW offers a three-in-one resources, including their annual ThrillFest conference and their online magazine The Big Thrill in addition to their official ITW website and members-only section.

Sisters in Crime
Sisters in Crime is an international organization of readers and writers dedicated to raising awareness of women's contributions to the mystery genre. Sisters in Crime also offers the helpful online forum SinC Guppies, a cyber fishtank for aspiring writers working in the genres of mystery/crime/thrillers/suspense.

The Criminal Element
Major publisher Macmillan has created a new online community for crime fiction and nonfiction readers, and it looks like a great resource for online networking and tracking industry news as well as submitting your crime fiction short stories for publication.

CrimeSpree Magazine and Blog
After 7+ years, this print-only magazine is still a formidable indie rag dedicated to the ins-and-outs of the mystery and crime publishing market. It may have a garage band feel, but their coverage is topically current, and their industry connections provide them with the insider scoop. Look for it in your local bookstore. You'll probably be surprised when you actually find it on the magazine shelves.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:29 PM

I can personally vouch for how awesome the Sisters in Crime newsletter is, and the benefits of membership are VERY cool.

I can also personally vouch for how awesome Criminal Element is because, well, I blog there, lol. :biggrin:

The first Mark Mallen novel, Untold Damage, is now available via Midnight Ink! Look for the second Mark Mallen novel, Critical Damage in April of 2014 (Should we all be here, natch).


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:43 PM

Try going into the web pages or blogs of some of your favorite mystery writers. They sometimes offer links to resources.

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