Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sukach
. . . I not only beleive Style cannot be developed consciously, I beleive that its presence can NOT be AVIODED, either.
I think I mostly agree with that, too. The trick is to be consistent enough (i.e. stop bouncing around mentally or emotionally) that others will recognize it as your style.

As to the conscious development of style, I think there is a conscious process involved, but its focus is on refining one's thinking and emotions, not on the style itself.