Episode 008: The Intersection of Fiction and Nonfiction with Andy Frye

by | Dec 5, 2022 | A Kick in the Art Podcast

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What lessons can fiction writers learn from nonfiction? How does a professional journalist find angles that his subjects want to talk about? On today’s podcast, writer Andy Frye gives us insights into these topics and more.

Andy Frye is not only a talented writer himself, but he’s interviewed some of the most accomplished people in the world.  Andy has written for Rolling Stone, ESPN, and  currently writes about sports business for Forbes. Over his career, Andy has interviewed hundreds of athletes, rock stars and other celebrities, and now has published his first novel, Ninety Days in the 90s.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn…

  • Lessons from star athletes and musicians
  • Looking for non-obvious stories
  • Handling time travel in fiction



“Just keep with it. Find time to write, find time to do whatever it is that your creative pursuit is. Because I think you’ll, you’ll be a better, happier, and more settled person just based on my experience.

So I think you need to have some sort of outlet that is more play than work. …It should be about that. It shouldn’t be about money or fame. Like if you’re really into quilting, be the best quilter ever.





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Adam Toporek

Adam Toporek

Adam Toporek at is a published nonfiction author who has recently turned his pen to fiction and art.

He’s the author of the short stories The Tear and The Enemy, the novella The Fox, and is the writer, director, and producer of the short film, Sexy Summer Stock.