Shake down what you are writing to see how much your plot
really resembles the competition. One salvageable fact may
be that your path may be different. Every writer has her own
perceptions and unique experiences, hence the characters'
choices that move along the plot. The journey is the thing.
Even though a movie or television episode has a predictable
ending, how the ending occurs is usually unique to the writer(s).
I would continue writing what I began. In fact, there are only
two real stories. Such is what Ronald Tobias, author of
"20 Master Plots" told me. There is an inner and an outer story.
Backtrack along your beaten paths and hear your voice.
The trails may be the same for all travelers, but the
thoughts, reflections, interpretations of lights and
shadows, and experiences may be unique to each
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