I know that when everyone comes up with ideas and branstorms they take inspiration from the world around them. But sometimes it can be too much. I have realised recently that a lot of my recent work has been heavily influenced by creative content that I have been taking in at that time or even just stuff that has had a profound effect on me. For example. Recently I wrote a screenplay with a friend about a man alone on a moonbase. We both immediately shifted our thinking towards Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker's "Moon" which we both are fans of. Regardless it started to take shape and we couldn't deny the similarities. In the end we tried to hard to distance the story from it so much that the whole script lacked substance. This isn't the best example because there where other issues with that script that where unrelated. But I hope I made my point. I was wondering if anyone had any advice about sheltering your work from influences at least until your secure enough in your work that it won't matter?