I’ve compiled links on the sidebar in the blog that contain everything a crime writer needs to make their stories factually correct. For your convenience I’ve also listed them here, along with in-depth craft resources… and more. Many contain information for all writers– fiction or non-fiction– regardless of genre.
Crime Writer’s Resource
Homicide Detective Checklist: nmsoh.org/homicide_investigator_…
Crime Scene Forensics: crimescene-forensics.com/Crime_S…
The Writers’ Forensic Blog: writersforensicsblog.wordpress.com
FBI Information on Serial Killers: fbi.gov/stats-services/publicati…
Forensic Outreach: http://www.forensicoutreach.com/
A Simplified Guide To Forensic Documentation: http://www.forensicsciencesimplified.org/docs/how.html
FBI Forensic Ink Analysis:
Glass Fracture Patterns:
Howdunnit Forensics and Forensics Books: http://www.dplylemd.com/DPLyleMD/Books-Forensics.html
Analyzing Ballistic Evidence:
Experts in the field willing to answer questions for crime writers, who are bestselling crime writers themselves.
Garry Rodgers, veteran mounted police/homicide detective/coroner/firearms expert: www.dyingwords.net
Lee Lofland, veteran officer/homicide detective/K9 handler/sniper: www.leelofland.com
Criminal Justice Writers:
Crime Writers Detective – Adam (no last name – works w/Major Crimes Div.)
Did you know the FBI will help you craft believable characters, answer questions, basically assist you with anything you need? They certainly will.
And here’s the link:
Writer’s Knowledge Base — A search engine for writers, links compiled by Elizabeth Spann Craig. You might have seen her Twitterific Links on Fridays. This is where those links are stored. For writers of any genre, from writing tips to getting published to promoting your book, if you’ve got a question try here first: http://hiveword.com/wkb/search
New additions: excellent resources for writers of any genre– tips, tricks, techniques, in-depth look at the craft of storytelling, and more…
http://writeonsisters.com/ (a blog dedicated to craft)
http://colettesartor.com/writers-resources/ (this resource is chalk-full of info.)
Have you always wanted to write a novel but don’t know where to start? Bridget at Now Novel is an excellence resource, for the beginner to the seasoned. She provides tips, motivation, shares experiences on how to turn your book into a movie, anything and everything is available on her site–even Oprah stamped her approval!