I’ve been revisiting my very first book, making fixes and changes for the last couple of weeks. I came across this short simple article today, and it helped me immensely! So, I thought I’d share 🙂
by Andrea Lundgren
Plots have been recycled ever since stories have been told, reusing themes like sacrificial death, the poor becoming rich, the ugly becoming beautiful, and other archetypes. Even great works like those of Shakespeare or Jane Austen can be traced to other influences, ideas, and concepts, but how do you make an old plot new? How do you avoid making it seem like fanfiction or a warmed-over version of something that’s already been done?
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