...when people say there are no new ideas or stories. Every day is a new story with new opportunities. To say all ideas have been written and that it is up to the author to tell it in a new way is, for a lack of a better word, ignorant, unless you reduce that statement to 'a protagonist traverses a plot line'. History cannot be repeated; to write a story about today would be a new idea. It's utter bullshiat to say there are no new ideas. Make your story grow from its own seed. It might just be the new next thing. If everything has already been done, you would not know the names of daVinci, Tesla, Gary Larson, etc.