From "Christian Reflections" by C.S. Lewis:
"Great authors are innovators, pioneers, explorers; bad authors bunch in schools and follow models. Or again, great authors are always 'breaking fetters' and 'bursting bonds'. They have personality, they 'are themselves'."
Further into the read he says "we certainly have a picture of bad work flowing from conformity and discipleship, and of good work bursting out from certain centres (sic) of explosive force--apparently self-originating force--which we call men (people) of genius."