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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  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.

    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:

    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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