How to Make an Old Plot New

Having been out all day with little time left to write something myself I am re-blogging this as it may be of interest to my writer friends.

A Writer's Path

by Andrea Lundgren

Plots have been recycled ever since stories have been told, reusing themes like sacrificial death, the poor becoming rich, the ugly becoming beautiful, and other archetypes. Even great works like those of Shakespeare or Jane Austen can be traced to other influences, ideas, and concepts, but how do you make an old plot new? How do you avoid making it seem like fanfiction or a warmed-over version of something that’s already been done?

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jules
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 17:25:29


    I took a walk around my home this morning. Mini Iris ready to bloom… I am so looking forward to spring. Not so much our time change in two weeks though –

    I did a stuff the prompt for a 99 word story. Girl meets unicorn. I think it meets the how to make an old plot new category 🙂

    The Rescue?

    Cheers, Jules


  2. Jules
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 13:51:03

    (Nice to see you at Pure Haiku today 🙂


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