Looking through my photo files for ideas for a blog post, I find mostly close ups of flowers and insects. Panoramic views are few and far between, and pictures of people are even less frequent. Even if a scene could be a landscape, my focus is usually on details.
Thinking about my writing, I suspect it’s much the same: I don’t write novels, I write poetry.
I write vignettes and haiku: seldom anything over 40 lines. The few poems with people in tend to be character studies rather than narratives, and I am at least as interested in the sounds and relationships of the words I use to talk about them as I am in the characters themselves.
I think perhaps I’m not good at big-picture thinking: if I don’t narrow my thoughts down to something manageable, it all just gets a bit grey and out of focus.