I've got this terrible affliction in my writing, and it's getting downright irritating. I pen some paragraphs of my latest attempt at writing a hardboiled short story, only to realize within minutes, "Hey! I've read this before!" and a quick search reveals that what I THOUGHT was a brilliant original opener or a tightly-written action scene has already been done- and even more shockingly, my writing mirrors the old masters almost exactly. The ink will be barely dry on my paper before I look at it and it's one of those hey-wait-a-minute moments and I realize Raymond Chandler said the same thing in this or that story decades ago. While I know the value of studying other authors and their methods, this is making me paranoid that EVERYTHING I write is going to turn out to be accidental plagiarism from something I've forgotten that I read long ago. What to do? It's frustrating having the feeling that I'm not having many- if any- original thoughts in my meager works.