The "Basic" Plots in Literature

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Everything was told long ago, and we're just remembering through genetic ancestry. Stories that don't work are stories we don't remember.


And there's only 8 characters!

And 12 stages!


*garottes a puppy*
 
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Kyandi-bou

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I do agree, but it takes a creative mind to be able to work with those basic ideas and turn the story into something of their own. Then it's still a whole new plot even if it does have a basic outline. Sometimes even the biggest cliches can make something amazing.
 
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Vay

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Its not the idea, its what you do with it. It has been said that originality is simply not naming your sources and I agree. It up to the writer to make a new experience out of old, over worn pieces.
 
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Karsikan the Berzerker

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the funny thing, writing, the human body are kinda similar, the basic framework is difficult to tell apart, but is a person made by their skeleton? or is it the flesh around it, the memories within the brain, or the beat of the heart? none of these can be found on a basic skeleton.