Writers are a great breed of artists. Not only do they create something that can become immortal, but writers can inspire many other forms of art.
When I attended the Colorado Press Association’s awards conference a few years ago in Denver, I remember one of the speakers who mentioned Mark Bowden. Bowden wrote a newspaper article about soldiers who had gone to Somalia. Not only did his article lead to a book, but it also inspired a movie and, marvels upon marvels, a video game.
This is just one example of the power the written word has on the art world.