April 13th, 2008

Report Writing

Posted in Blogging by 200

Of the reasons I write this blog, one of them isn’t because I want a book deal.

Good luck to those who have, though. I bought PC Copperfield’s "Wasting Police Time", (I didn’t get past the first 20 pages because I had this feeling I’d read it all before – on the blog). I also bought PC Bloggs’ "Life of an on-call girl". I’ve not read that either. I might buy Insp. Gadget’s forthcoming book, & not read it as well.

Nope, I don’t want a book publishing deal… not like their’s anyway.

The kind of book publishing deal I want is more like Cumbria PC, Matt Hilton, who has just signed an £800,000 deal for a five book series of crime thrillers!

PC Hilton is now ex-PC Hilton having resigned on receipt of his good news. I can’t imagine what part of the £800,000 book writing deal has caused him to leave such a great job.

Yep, that’s the kind of book deal I could do with. I’m already dusting down "The Tails of Tigger the Cat", which I wrote for bedtime stories a few years back. Now I only need to find an agent.

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4 comments

  1. Christine says:

    I don’t know if I am rubbing salt into the wound but Tom Reynold’s Random Acts of Reality blog on the ambulance side has a book deal too. I also listened to a radio play based on his blog the other day. Be patient, you never know whats round the corner!!!

    April 13th, 2008 at 17:23

  2. shelfmonkey says:

    Yeah, but I think Tom Reynold’s also recently posted saying that his publisher’s going out of business.
    http://randomreality.blogware.com/blog/DaBook
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/03/09/cnharper109.xml

    If you’re interested in writing why not check out the Writers’ Room on the BBC site http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/

    Say that they take unsolicitated scripts . . .

    April 13th, 2008 at 21:09

  3. Officer Dibble says:

    200
    Needs to be more punchy..’Tigger..one cat,one tail,many streets…’

    April 14th, 2008 at 01:13

  4. Julie says:

    I have read both Wasting Police Time and PC Blogg’s Diary of an On-Call Girl and they are brilliant reads. They both had me in stitches. I also disagree, Copperfield’s book is not just stuff taken from his blog. Have a go at reading them, you might be surprised.

    May 25th, 2008 at 22:08

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