Originality

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Originality.  Whew. It blows me away the longer I’m involved in the book industry how many people are out to capitalize on others’ original concepts that have done well.  Yeah, I know it happens in pretty much any other field or industry, but I just didn’t realize how prevalent it was in the book industry.  If you’re reading this, you probably know very well, how many frickin’ zombies, vampires and young white girls fighting the establishment are out there.

If you’re reading this, you probably know very well, how many frickin’ zombies, vampires and young white girls fighting the establishment are out there.

 

Ugh.

And if it’s not people trying to capitalize on a premise that’s already done well commercially, it’s someone far more concerned with being EPIC, rather than telling an interesting story.  Yeah, and people say that there are no original ideas out there anymore and that everything’s been done.  I just don’t believe that.

Anyway… just some observations that I will definitely be aware of as far as originality goes, (more than I already am), and will hopefully help guide me as I write on future stuff.  Now, I’m not saying you or I should go be as whacky and out-of-left-field as possible when it comes to originality, but there has to be a happen medium.  No?

– Jeramy

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