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Below is a short list of author communities offering support, guidance, and, in some cases, classes. The descriptions are taken from each respective website. I will be listing others in the near future. If you have questions about, or suggested additions to, the list, please send me an email by clicking on my CONTACT page listed above.

International Thriller Writers (ITW)

ITW is a website for those interested in learning the craft of writing thrillers. Monthly Newsletter and courses provided by established authors.

International Association of Crime Writers

Website for an organization of professional writers to encourage communication among writers of all nationalities and to promote crime writing as an influential and significant art form. Contains several interesting links to other writing sites

Romance Writers of America (RWA)

Romnce Writers of America (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of carewer-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)

SFWA is an organization for published authors and industry professionals in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres. Novice authors benefit from our Information Center and well-known Writer Beware site.

Mystery Writers of America (MWA)

MWA states they are the premier organization for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and folks who just love to read crime fiction.

Historical Novel Society (HNS)

HNS is a literary society devoted to promoting the enjoyment of historical fiction. They welcome members (who can be readers or writers) from all around then world.

American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)

The ACFW is a professional organization devoted to the craft of Christian Fiction. Membership includes: published writers, unpublished writers, editors, agents, and publicists. ACFW offers: writing courses, critique groups, and conferences.

Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA)

The NFAA is a vibrant educational community for aspiring and experienced writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn from writing, publishing, promoting, and profiting from nonfiction books. NFAA is over 14,000 members strong and growing each day.