Same with cooking. How can you make the same ingredients "different". And different in a way that works - harmoniously.
I read on an editor's blog today a post about making a story your own. She, in turn, linked to a YA author's great illustration of "how although it's all been done before, over and over again, a story/song/work of art can still be extremely original and satisfying to the public".
Here's the illustration. I LOVE it.
Happy sunny Saturday. Although I'm stuck indoors cleaning, I have the windows and doors (with screens) open. Spring smells yummy!