- Jul 5, 2021
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How do you come up with your ideas? Rather than taking an existing story and putting a fresh spin on it, I'll take elements I like from *5* existing stories, put a spin on all of them, and weave them together. As an example, the movie District 9 begins like The Blair Witch Project with the found footage, but with Borat as the main character. It's like Hotel Rwanda but with literal aliens from outer space. The MC transforms into something else like in The Fly (it even shows him pulling his teeth out), but he doesn't eat people. Then the third act is like Halo, and it ends on a sweet note like E.T. By combining elements from several stories instead of one you can make your stories much more original.