Guitar Players and Private Dicks: 10 Traits in Common

I write mystery novels that feature a private investigator named Rolly Waters. He’s also a guitar player – a very good guitar player, but not a particularly successful one. That’s why he has a day job as a detective. Here’s 10 ways working guitar players are a lot like your classic fictional detective.

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  • They have easy access to alcohol
  • They have easy access to women who drink too much alcohol
  • They enter buildings through the back entrance
  • They employ a protective layer of cynicism
  • They see bad behavior at both ends of the socio-economic scale
  • They’re used to sketchy lighting (or moody lighting, depending on your take)
  • They know how to talk their way out of a fight
  • They feel nervous around cops, and vice versa
  • They have a business partner who’s been mugged
  • They put in more hours than they’ll ever get paid for

What do you think? Are there any other traits guitar players and private detectives have in common?

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