Friday, November 9, 2012

Feature and Follow # 5

Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

No, I do not mind. One of the concepts they taught in school was piggy-backing. No idea is original and it is okay to take similar concepts to make them your own. Some times it even leads to better reading material. I love to compare what two different authors ahve done with a similar story. THey may both have the same major concept, but each author is very good about making a story their own. 

That being said, it is not okay to take a story, change one or two things about it and call it something new. Nothing is more boring than being able to call what is going to happen in a story because an author went to far with the similarities. 


  1. I have been taught the exact same concept all throughout my college experience. No thought/idea is original! Great answer!

    New follower :)

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

  2. Hopping through. Like you, I don't mind piggy-backing as long as the author distinguishes his/her story.
    My Hop

  3. Hey there! I found you through Prajunkee's FF and I'm your newest follower :)

    -Kate the Book Buff
    Recent Post: Feature and Follow: Whaddya Think of Bookish Copycats and Fanfic?

  4. Hi I am a new follower. I really like your answer.

  5. Just hopping through. Definitely agree with your answer! There's inspiration and reinventing or playing around with certain concepts, and then there's copying/stealing stuff. Mhe.

    Patricia // My Hop

  6. I completely agree- love the piggy-backing concept because it explains this answer so well! New GFC Follower- thanks for stopping by!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  7. YES - this! I completely agree with you on this.

    Thanks for stopping by & following. Following back!

  8. Hi,

    And many thanks for visiting my blog; this blog hop has been fun. I've added you back.

    Kind regards,

  9. I agree that no thought or idea is original...though in order to be creative you need to mix the old concepts in new ways. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower on GFC.

  10. Yes! I totally agree!

    Thanks for stopping by and following! I've followed back on GFC.

  11. You're the first person I've come across for this week's FF who didn't mind it. Great thoughts! Thanks for stopping by and following.

    Following back via GFC
    Reeka @BoundbyWords

  12. I agree. Sometimes it does make the story better. Thanks for stopping by & following! I'm following you back via GFC!

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Followed back via GFC.

    ~Alise (Readers In Wonderland)

  14. I agree, it's hard to have 100% orig ideas now a days.

    New GFC follower.

  15. Completely agree with everything you said.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! Returned the favour via GFC

  16. I agree too. Great answer!!

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

  17. Thanks for checking out my blog, I'm already a follower ;)

    -Kate the Book Buff

  18. I love your answer! That's partly why I love retellings so much because the author is taking an old and widely-used idea and adding their personal spin on it.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF--sorry I'm replying back so late!