Hello writing community. I have a question, about the issue of using similar/equal plots, that were already used for other stories. Sometimes, apart from the story that i´m currently writing, I feel the desire, to write an fiction/action/a bit of horror, story type. I thought about using a plot, where my main character, is a thief, disguised as a ghost hunter, who makes people believe that their town/house is haunted, and that by paying him, he can wipe out the ghost threat(wich is made by him, and his assistance). He was living fine with that "job", untill one day, his travelling leads him into a foggy, little town, where everyone, seems to be really afraid about "something", wich makes him confuse because he never tried to make that town to seem haunted, when one day, he saw one of those "things", wich at first he thought it was a fake, made by some other thief like him, ultill that thing almost killed him. What saved him was a mysterious woman, who he felt in love since the moment he saw her. The woman, tells him what she knew about that town, and now, he, her and the assistance need to uncover the mysterious past secrets of the town, to restore peace in the town, but mainly, to save themselves and the town inhabitants. That´s the plot. Now, in my opinion the "Main Questions" that might atract readers into read/keep reading my story would be: 1-What are the criatures that haunt, and why do they do it. Simplifying- What are, the town secrets. 2-Will they survive that nightmare of a town? 3 and last [Supposing that he and her survived]-Will they be together, and will he finally find the course for his life, and start earning his money in an honest way? * Now I thought that I had a good theme to work on. Actually I still do. But I remembered the Grim Brothers story. Is it okay to have a fairly similar or equal plot, If I create new characters, and a totally new story, using it? Because I don´t want to say, that i´ve used Grim as a reference, because I will not even use it for inspiration, or anything to help me writing. I just remembered that my plot sounded a bit like their´s. What do you think about this? Also, [In case I decide to keep it, and start writing it], what ideas can you suggest me to make it better?