National Novel Writing Month - What to Do When Someone’s Already Written Your... Have you ever been in a situation where someone else came up with the same basic idea as you? I see it happen ALL THE TIME. Roleplay plots, character backgrounds, their novel ideas, etc. And almost every time I see them freak out and think "OH NO! NOW I CAN'T DO MY IDEA!", they get discouraged and then they end up not doing it at all. D: But that's silly! Even when people share an idea, the execution will always be unique to you. So what if two people are both playing the sweet and shy girl? They are still going to end up two different people! And you know, there's hundreds of Multi Genre Roleplay Forums out there. But every single one of them runs in a different way and has a different kind of community. So why NOT try making one yourself if you are ambitious enough? And just because the I AM YOUR FATHER trope has been done a million times, it doesn't mean your story isn't also something fantastic to read. What have been some of your instances or moments where you and someone else ended up with the same ideas? How did you handle it?