. . . scares me because I want the ideas and style to be my own. And I don't want anyone to steal my awesome idea for a sci fi novel. How does one go about seeking and using this help? I have a general synopsis about the story (it's historical sci fi) and have written a couple scenes. I still have a few loose ends to resolve and I have situations with differant options and directions to go in. How much should I reveal? How much of others help should I use? I'm obviously non-published, I have never finished any of my other bright ideas. This latest one is so awesome it really makes me want to see it through to the end.