I've had several people that I greatly respect tell me that my book is excellently written. They often ask me how long I've been writing and things like that. I haven't been writing very long, but the other day I showed someone a few of my chapters and he said it was great. And that my writing reminded him of Robert Jordan, who I actually hadn't even heard of. I went and looked up a book of Jordan's last night and I gotta say, the resemblance in our writing is actually pretty awesome (since I had never even heard of him before). But soon after I showed another person and they said my work reminded them of Tolkien's LOTR. I always take these statements as compliments, but I'm starting to get a bit paranoid about being accused of copying other authors. I know of Tolkien, but I've never read his books because I got bored on the third page. I know I shouldn't worry, but does this happen to other people? I consider myself the noobiest novelist in existence.