"There is no new thing under the sun." So says Ecclesiastes 1:9. Nothing is original. Yet we strive as writers to be original. I know I do. Do you?
The eminent critic Howard Bloom said that Shakespeare invented the human, which is another way of saying that there can be nothing new said about what it means to be human. Yet for some reason, we still write. Why?
Do you seek to be original in your creations? Or do you simply create without a care in the world?