Is writing a song similar to taking a picture? Framing? Light? Meter?
I think about this all the time. I think all creative outlets are essentially different forms of the same human act. There’s expression, communication. Framing, yes. There are the things that you know are there, and then the things you want to show other people. There are things that get excluded on purpose, or things that you include on purpose. There are parts where you think that’s what you want to show people, and there’s feedback with what you’re working on, and you realize it’s not cool, so you refocus and reframe or change the exposure. There’s the aspect of seeing what other people have done, and emulating that, then maybe trying your own thing.