My SNI isn't original. It's a quest story, which has been done about a gazillion times in literature. You know, the story about a hero(ine) who has to get somewhere to do something world changing/life saving, and the journey is actually more important than the destination. ( LOTR is a gigantic quest story. Many Celtic fairy tales are quest stories, generally told with rules of three: three tests to pass, three monsters to face, etc.)
So if my storyline isn't original, it must be compelling. And that's what I'm mulling over as I begin to outline my plot.
What makes a story compelling for you? Consider this an unofficial survey and leave your responses in the comments.
Tomorrow I fly to Dallas for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics convention. The entire teaching staff at my school is going through the end of the week and we're all a little giddy.
And the fact a math conference is getting us excited is proof that we're
Have a great one!