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Stop Trying to Make Original Ideas Happen aka Short but Sweet

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A youth’s world becomes much wilder and stranger as an elderly man guides him out of his past life and into a life of adventure and danger. Am I describing The Hobbit? Or how about Star Wars? Maybe Harry Potter?

Honestly? Who knows.

Perhaps you’d like to read about two star-crossed lovers, divided by their family’s. Am I talking about the Underworld movies? West Side Story? Romeo and Juliet?

The point I’m trying to make is, at their core, every idea has been used. People have written articles stating there are only three, seven, twenty, or even thirty-six plots in all the world of literature. Each list has its own merit.

At the end of the day, it’s not about whether or not the concept is original, but the twist on that method.

A scientist takes their work a step too far and their creation rebels against them. Frankenstein or Jurassic Park? It doesn’t matter. What matters is that your twist is new and innovative and, most importantly interesting!

Bye for now!

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