“The pen is not so different from the camera.” Writers and photographers both have the ability to show the world what things look like from their perspectives. We have a lot of power to take what we see and shape it to evoke certain feelings or responses. The lighting, composition, focus, and frame of a photograph can all influence the photograph’s message. Similarly, word choice, structure, and what details a writer chooses to include all can be used to guide the reader in a certain direction.
"In the end, we have to feel responsible for our own writing growth, and not fall into "echo chamber" mode, where one school or style may be popular, a handful of authors may appear to dominate a certain writing scene or genre, so we run to those, and then a while later, run to something else that is said to be all the rave."