So I’ve just started a small project to relieve myself from a much larger and longstanding one. I thought it would be interesting to write something that compares the process of composing music and the process of writing - it’s an idea that I’ve had for awhile now, but since reading Murakami’s “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running” I’ve found myself imitating the tone and style of that book. It was supposed to act as a bit of inspiration (and it was a great read ) but its ended up causing more problems for me when it comes to developing my own style throughout the piece. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Can it be a positive in any way?