Your idea is NOT originalYour idea is NOT original5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Originality? What's that?
You heard me, what is originality? Well the dictionary defines it as:
1. the quality or state of being original.
2. ability to think or express oneself in an independent and individual manner; creative ability.
3. freshness or novelty, as of an idea, method, or performance."
To this I say they are right but they are also wrong. When it comes to story writing I have only one thing to say to you and your idea.
IT IS NOT ORIGINAL.
Nothing is, sure your teacher might say it is but I can tell you now there is someone out there with the exact same idea. It is all in the matter of who gets it published first. However, your idea might not be original but the spin in which you want it to take is. It might even be the tiniest of details but you can make it your own, sparking with originality. To that I say yes it is the way to go. Just don't take my word for it, you need to know these things yourself. I might be wrong w
The 10 Worst Story OpeningsThe 10 Worst Story Openings1 year ago in Writing More Like This
*disclaimer* I did not come up with all this all by my lonesome, it kind of evolved from things I read by other people when researching how I should start something I was writing, and I noticed a lot of people were saying pretty much the same things. I know I’m cynical and I know there are bountiful exceptions to these so-called “rules.” These are just things to avoid or be careful about.
1. Waking up.
“BEEEP BEEP RIIIING RIIING, the alarm clock jerks 14 year old Jessica Parker out of a sound sleep. She groans and fumbles to shut it off. Her mom calls from the next room, ‘Hurry up Jessie you’re going to be late!’ Jessie wills herself to get up, and get ready for school. She looks into the mirror at her frizzy red hair, which always turns into a rat’s nest after sleeping. As she begins to brush out her tangled locks, her annoying little brother comes running into the roo