The difference between writing today and writing even 20 years ago is that you don’t have to make the exploration alone unless you prefer to. With internet access, even writers from tiny towns can share and discuss their work with other writers from around the world, and that’s an amazing opportunity.
We may not be able to guide each other’s way, but we can share stories and ideas to inform the journey. We may even be able to warn each other away from dangerous tracks. At least, we can try, right?