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Great guide to adapting stories
on 25 September 2013
Given Christoper Booker's theory of Seven Basic Plots, it is difficult to tell a story that hasn't already been told. However, this book goes a little further in suggesting how existing stories can be adaped into new works. All writers need to be conscious of plagiarism, but basic ideas cannot be copyrighted and so a writer casting round for inspiration can start off with an unoriginal idea and develop the idea into his/her own story by creating different details. Very helpful.