I have created a Writing Crime group to help all crime writers. As you are probably already aware there is the consulting, fact-checking service for crime writers in place, details to be found HERE.
This Writing Crime group is something I am offering entirely FREE of charge.
If you sign up to the group you will receive a police MG11 statement (a genuine statement paper – I found online) which I have written a statement on, using an incident that occurs at the end of my novella, Three Weeks Dead. So, it’s a genuine statement, authentically written by an ex-detective.
What else will you receive in this group?
Every month I will send you, via email, either;
- Another document I have completed.
- A link to an online document I know will help you.
- Another police document that forms part of a police investigation.
All of these can be printed out and kept in a folder and your folder will grow with policing information that you, as writers, can use, or ignore, as you wish. It is fiction, but having the information means you can make an informed decision.
If you want to be a part of this group and to claim your first item (the completed statement) then claim it HERE.
I look forward to seeing you in the group and to sending you helpful policing documents to help you with your crime writing!
This is only useful for authors writing English and Welsh crime only I’m afraid as Scottish policing runs entirely different to English and what I offer would be of no use at all.
What are my credentials to offer this?
I am an ex-police detective with 15 years service. I served 7 of those years in uniform and the rest in a specialist CID department. All I want to do is support crime authors to portray their police officers in the best possible way.
Don’t panic if you’re a fan of my fiction and want to see that statement by Sally. If you’re a part of my Readers club, you should have it already. Otherwise, you can sign up HERE and you will first download the novella and then a couple of emails will be sent, within those – giving you time to read the novella – the statement will be sent.