If it seems like I’ve been more reclusive than usual, (not that anyone can really tell), it’s because I have been writing my fantasy/adventure story. I am now on Chapter Eleven (page 93 single spaced, size 10 font).
Anyway, in my story, I created a family side characters consisting of five sisters and a mother. When I was writing them into existence, I had this funny, nagging feeling in the back of my head. Where had I heard of a story with five sisters and a mother before? I proceeded to develop their characters, with the two of the sisters being responsible, and the other three being silly and immature. However, this feeling that I had heard the story before would not subside.
And then it hit me. I had been reading TOO much Jane Austen!!!!
The mother in this family may not be as silly and foolish as Mrs. Bennett, but the sisters sure sounded similar. Now I have to go back and make the characters a little different because I don’t want to unintentionally plagerize something.