Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Unique or Not?

A great Tuesday to you all. I want to thank everyone for following my blog. I'm almost at 20 followers. How cool is that? Is it still cool to say cool? Anyway, being new to the whole blogging world has been nothing but fun and I'm stoked to have electronically met all of you. I love your own blogs and could literally spend every waking minute reading and commenting on all the different subjects that make each one of you unique. And speaking of unique, I was wondering how each of you determine if your story is original? Has it ever been done before? Is it similar to what someone else has done but you have a spin or two that makes it slightly different? It's nearly impossible to be certain but I'm sure each of us has a way. What's your research method and has it worked for you in the past?


  1. Ooo great question! Other than googling it I don't really know. Maybe do a search on Amazon using key words??
    I'll have to check back to see how everyone answered. :)

  2. Hmm. I've been writing twists on fairy tales, and have looked at a few authors who write those (Jim C. Hines, Mercedes Lackey).

    I guess browsing the bookstore or checking with friends who read that genre is how I've learned about similar styles.

  3. Research? *shudder* I just read a lot. I think that's the best way to determine if you've got something new or not. And I'm follower 21! Yay!

  4. Thanks guys. I've been doing all of the above. I love to read and do so constantly but I'm sure there is something I've missed. Is there an original idea to be had? That's the real question. I'm going to research this topic more and I will let you know what I come up with.


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