BOOKISH: Before becoming full-time novelists, you both worked in journalism. How does having been a reporter influence your fiction?
CONNELLY: It totally influenced what I do now, on many levels. I was a police reporter, so I got into the worlds that I write about, and I think many of the details in my books come from those days. The writing ethic was influenced—when you have to write every day, there’s no such thing as writer’s block. I’ve been able to write at least one book a year for 20 years, and I don’t think I would’ve had that kind of drive if I hadn’t come out of the journalism business.
In this interview on the newly launched Bookish, writer Michael Connelly shares how the work ethic of journalism helped his fiction.