Hi, first post here. I'm almost a complete amateur when it comes to writing, but there's a fantasy story I've been working on for a while now and I've got a problem I think only proper writers could help me with. Originality can obviously be a problem in fiction. Everything has been done in some way or some form and in a way we're all just reworking ideas that have already been done. So what do you do when you find that an idea you've been working on for so long bears a striking resemblance to something that already exists, is already popular and might have been done before you even thought of your idea? This seems to happen to me with my ideas all too often, but now I've found that my story has a lot in common with another and I find it really troublesome. Has anyone here ever found themselves in a similar situation? If so, what did you do? Thanks for any thoughts.