So, You were writing a paragraph about something, but then you realized it's from another book you've read a few years ago. Or that you've used a style or technique from another writer, before realizing it. or even how you use your own techniques to make it more interesting. because technique can serve as a mask for no-ideas what so ever. how do you approach your own originality? is it important to you? Today, in every artistic dimension(literature, Music, Art, Films) there are oceans of replicants, clones, and other robotic and non-original contents. especially in mainstream, where one formula is successful-everyone wants a piece of it, so they clone it. sometime the reason for this is like above-the need for money to survive. and sometimes its just lack of inspiration. which now relates to how inspiration acts on us. Suppose someone watches a movie, and then gets "inspires" by it, so he writes a novel. Do you think it's a legitimate way of being inspired? or from reading a book. we all get inspired from good books, even the masters. but do they copy ideas or techniques? I feel there is a very thin line from being a cloner, than one who is really learning from the arts and then makes it its own. The bottom question is, How do you deal with your own originality? especially when you realize you've only come up with just another mock up version . do you rewrite it entirely? do you ignore and count on your writing style? do you search for the seeds that were "You", the most original angle of viewpoint? What would you do!