I have a lot of respect for a good fiction author. Here are my thoughts. I may not be the first one to think of this, and it's not the first time I've thought of it. I thought of this idea years and years ago, back when I thought such things.
So I am plagiarising myself. If I'm plagiarising anyone else, then I've completely forgotten about the original plagiarism.
Anyway. My thoughts:
Authors of fiction are separated from poets only by beat and cadence. Authors of fiction are separated from painters only by paint and canvas.
End of My thoughts.
You could take those two lines and make them into a poem if you want. 2 stanzas, 3 lines each, if you please.