How to Write an Original StoryEvery great story is about the same thing: exploring and defining the limits of the human spirit. By that definition, one might think it impossible to write anything truly original, but how can you really define originality?How to Write an Original Story3 years ago in Writing More Like This
Is originality about changing the human condition? Or is that impossible? The human condition is a constant, so it's consistent in every story ever told. What changes is the lens through which we see the human condition.
Therefore, an original story can be defined as a story that uses a new perspective to commentate on the human condition.
To write an original story, you must first understand the human spiritwhat makes it soar and what makes it break. Once you do, you are then free to create characters and put them in a world and situation that will test the limits of their humanity.
That's the core of every brilliant story. Originality isn't about changing this; it's about showing it in new and creative ways. Don't try to tell a new story. Tell an old story