Episode 58: How to turn life experiences into fiction with investigator and author John Nardizzi (Part 2)

42m | Mar 26, 2024

Welcome back to the second of our two-part episode with investigator and author John Nardizzi.

Last week, you heard all about the real-life work of a private investigator when John talked about his day job as the founder of and investigator at Nardizzi & Assocs., Inc. It’s not surprising that, as a creative person, John was able to channel all that life experience into a second career as an author.

After all, truth is often stranger than fiction, so there’s a lot to work with here.

In this episode, John and I focus on his writing life. We talk about:

• His fictional PI, Ray Infantine and the cases he’s worked

• Crime fiction authors who inspired his own writing

• Mistakes writers make when writing about PIs and how to get it right

• What it’s like for writing and life to intersect meaningfully

We have such a great conversation about books and writing overall—and if you love crime fiction, definitely tune in to this one.

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