You can’t learn to write in college. It’s a very bad place for writers because the teachers always think they know more than you do – and they don’t. They have prejudices. They may like Henry James, but what if you don’t want to write like Henry James? They may like John Irving, for instance, who’s the bore of all time.
The quote above says almost exactly what I want to say. Don’t try to be like another writer. Be you. Write like you–not like someone else.