I’ve been meaning to post this for ages. In his latest novel The Scarecrow, Michael Connelly makes an interesting point about hacks and books:
Deep down, every journalist wants to be a novelist. It’s the difference between art and craft. Every writer wants to be considered an artist.
It’s probably the best bit of the book, to be honest. Next one this year will be a Harry Bosch novel, though. Bosch is great.