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#ActualLord Darkshayde

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

Well I believe a few people have already mentioned this in this thread, but good advice always bears repeating. There are no new stories, ever! Avatar (the James Cameron film) was nothing more than a sci-fi retelling of the plight of Native Americans, but it was told with such an interesting setting and characters that it became a huge hit. Star Wars was nothing more than a Cinderella story when you get right down to its core. Do not let the idea of writing similar works skew you from pursuing your passions as a writer, simply embrace your story and mold it into something you truly believe in. Haters are going to hate, generally because they will not have accomplished what you have brought to life with your creative works. My best advice is to read Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With a Thousand Faces" cover to cover and use it as the backbone of your plotline. Whether the story you have mimics some other work of art (which it is going to) the Hero's Journey is never a bad baseline to use.

#2Lord Darkshayde

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

Well I believe a few people have already mentioned this in this thread, but good advice always bears repeating. There are no new stories, ever! Avatar (the James Cameron film) was nothing more than a sci-fi retelling of the plight of Native Americans, but it was told with such an interesting setting and characters that it became a huge hit. Star Wars was nothing more than a Cinderella story when you get right down to its core. Do not let the idea of writing similar works skew you from pursuing your passions as a writer, simply embrace your story and mold it into something you truly believe in. Haters are going to hate, generally because they will not have accomplished what you have brought to life with your creative works. My best advice is to read Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With a Thousand Faces" cover to cover and use it as the backbone of your plotline. Whether the story you have mimics some other work of art (which it is going to) the Hero's Journey is never a bad baseline to use.

#1Lord Darkshayde

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

Well I believe a few people have already mentioned this in this thread, but good advice always bears repeating. There are no new stories, ever! Avatar (the James Cameron film) was nothing more than a sci-fi retelling of the plight of Native Americans, but it was told with such an interesting setting and characters that it became a huge hit. Star Wars was nothing more than a Cinderella story when you get right down to its core. Do not let the idea of writing similar works skew you from pursuing your passions as a writer, simply embrace your story and mold it into something you truly believe in. Haters are going to hate, generally because they will not have accomplished what you have brought to life with your creative works. My best advice is to read Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With a Thoundsand Faces" cover to cover and use it as the backbone of your plotline. Whether the story you have mimics some other work of art (which it is going to) the Hero's Journey is never a bad baseline to use.

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