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Places to get help on mystery writing
To everyone who, like me, has trouble developing a story, go to . It is a place where you can get advice on subjects from starting your story, what to put into your story, getting it published, and contracts. I have just been to this site once, and haven't done a lot in it, but I think that it may help you. Have fun!!!!

Note from The Watcher: Post messages here about places to go for help writing mysteries.

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Carol Megrail - 07:25pm May 10, 1998 PST(#14 of 26)
Wichita, KS

You beat me to it, Terrie! (I'm the editor for the "Scriptwriting for video & new technology" topic, since that's what I do in "real life" -- when I'm not writing mysteries.):-) Also, what started out as my personal site, and grew like Topsy, has several hundred links to writer sites divided by subjects. It's called Literary Links & Charms -

rebecca de Boer - 03:12pm May 17, 1998 PST(#15 of 26)

I'm thinking of making a web site for writers and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for building one, also is it okay if I use any of the listed sites for links?

Jaime Velasco - 12:18am May 18, 1998 PST(#16 of 26)

I am pleasantly surprised for all the great information I have found here. I have a lot of new bookmarks. But I don't get what's the point of Any idea?

Dina Hagler - 10:32am May 18, 1998 PST(#17 of 26)

The point of is to talk to other writer's in The Mystery Writer's Formum. It is a great place to get information and support.

Some of the writer's have husbands who are police officers, or they take citizen awareness classes and have police contacts. There is also a place where you can get your writing critiqued.

It's one of my favorite bookmarks. I visit it daily.


Leonard Nixdorf - 12:00am Jun 19, 1998 PST(#18 of 26)

I have found an interesting site.

Goto the Writer's Fourm, then to the link below to Basic.


Leonard Nixdorf - 10:22pm Jun 21, 1998 PST(#19 of 26)

I found another good site. It is called Short Order News Letter. In it you will find a list of Agen Scams. You will find it in the center towards the bottom, just click and it will transfer to the list. Good to know when an agent comes knocking.


R Gutierrez - 07:48pm Jul 25, 1998 PST(#20 of 26)

Visit forum Creating Mystery Games in Puzzles area of this site if you're experienced and/or interested in developing on-line, real-time or cd-rom mystery programs.

Rick .

ShelleyN - 12:55pm Feb 25, 1999 PST(#21 of 26)

HELP!!!! anyone. Last week while searching I came across a site that is useful and can't seem to get connected again. It was something like Anyhow, if anyone knows of this site... it has information on serial killers...lots of research on personalities, types of behaviors and psychological motivators. Thanks. I am looking for a site that gives me the information that the FBI has gathered in studying serial killers. Thanks.

Alison Brewin - 02:59pm Oct 28, 1999 PST(#22 of 26)

Hi. I'm looking for books or online resources that will help me write about the mid forties in the U.S. and Canada - especially civilian life back home while the boys were away.

Hugh Drummond - 10:17am Jan 11, 2000 PST(#23 of 26)
" I have a criminal mind... I see bad in everyone," (Mr. J.G. Reeder)

Aren't we all?


Lori Fitz - 12:04pm Dec 5, 2000 PST(#24 of 26)

If anyone is interested in a great resource for getting the details on police procedures and police culture, contact John Cheek. You can find him at his website:

M.R. - 08:16pm Sep 7, 2002 PST(#25 of 26)

I am looking for websites on Los Angeles's history. Can anyone help? Thanks.

Olivia Maia - 06:48am Nov 27, 2003 PST(#26 of 26)
And when all else fails, play dead.

An interesting site is

Has real stories of real killers and serial killers, but also some information about the mind of those people and criminalistic. Very good one, I check it every week.

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