Have you ever been inspired by someone else's post? I don't mean rewritten someone's work (in part or in a whole) then posted it as a critique. I mean have you ever read someone's post/story/opening chapter and thought I could expand on that. And did. Perhaps you took the concept and ran with it, taking it to new heights, or added more realism to a character that seemed lacking or even cooked up a new ending that you found more satisfying than the original. I have. Only when I did it I ended up writing a whole new story that had no resemblance to the original. I suppose what I'm asking is do you take inspiration from other writings, either amateurs or professionals?