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There was a fantasy movie along those lines back in the 90's. I think it was called Stardust. A hero sets out on a journey to win a woman. For whatever reason, a star falls to earth and assumes a human form. Three witches are also after the star. The heart of a star will make anyone young and beautiful. One thing that makes the movie interesting is the hero falls in love with the star and rejects the woman he was after.
On a larger scale, there really are no new plots. Harry Potter is a good example. The whole series can be stripped down to abused orphan with magical powers saves the day. By that definition, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is the same plot. I personally don't care much for Rowling's work but she did some good characters and their reactions are believable.
It all comes down to how real you make your situations and characters. Keywizard
A plots originality isn't based on a small outline, but on a large scale development
To answer your question, the closesrt thing I've read was Whipping Star by Frank Herbert, but the similarities are few.
There's only ONE YOU in the entire world! If you tell your story from your heart and your soul, it will be, by default, totally original.
Just write the f&cker for f&ck's sake!
Eric @ Pyramider
Maybe you should write an outline, and start with how the story concludes, and work backwards?
Eric @ Pyramider
Starts with the Star Children which is the soul essence of a star. Up in their kingdom they take on a form. They have the option to trade their long life to live on Earth. When they reach maturity they are allowed to fall to Earth in order to decide later if they wish to stay. One star has done this before, but ever since then none have. Except for the main character. The main character jumps from the star plateau, which has him fall past space, clouds and soon lands on Earth to start the journey.
There is a lot of things I'm hiding in the plot and where it is going to go.
Does this sound original so far, and do you think I should continue with the story?