Creativity and Originality


R.Q. Woodward

For a while now, a blur of thoughts have constantly been at the back of my mind. Is what I’m writing creative, original, unique? Is it special? What makes it worthy of being read and liked by others? Is it just another story that anyone could have invented and told?

Since I’ve been reading modern science fiction and fantasy more, I have grown more and more aware of the fact that the same ideas are used across multiple books. I’m not talking about the broad “it’s all been done before” and “there is no originality anymore” ideas. Sure, boy meets girl, girl is a kick-butt superhero and saves the day, etc., may have been done before, but that isn’t what I’m talking about here.

I’m talking about specific things. Vampires and strong, nice, and can be in the sun, type of things. Okay, that one was too easy. I just read…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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