In fact, it is extremely possible that I have helped myself promiscuously but at present cannot remember from whose stories I have stolen.There is a lot of chatter about the discovery that Rudyard Kipling found inspiration for the Jungle Book in other works.
Very sincerely, Rudyard Kipling
Which raises the age old question for writers and creative minds alike, where do we get our inspiration. As some talkback comments have called Kipling a thief, others explain the matter as having "executed a work on a similar subject under the same title to much greater effect in a different style."
Namely we can dip into the existing works for creative inspiration, where our project will be wholly unique, with a specific voice we call our own.
As I continue to develop my narrative style, I am looking into what others share about where they get their inspiration, and find the key to the creative voice and stories that we have locked inside.