As you all I'm working on a fantasy book, but I have a little problem: Everyone tels me that story I created is to predictible.
The main idea is: it's a story of a young prince, that has to travel almost whole world to save his sister.
I know it sounds lame and boring, but it is not.
As I said everyone tels me, that this story is to predictible. Most of them compares it with the Lord of the Rings. Maybe it's because of my obsession about LotR, or the fact that I took Frodo as my middle name (that is what F. Stands for). The truth is, that I'm trying to make it lot differend. Firstly, maybe the main idea is traveling a long distance to reach something, but main hero is not a Hobbit but a Darian [one of races I created (human with a lion part, it's a long history)] he is not cariing anything to destroy ect. Secondly, my story is not so predictible at all, you would be suprised about many things. Thirdly, it is not a Good vs. Evil thing.
Actualy I understand that, even I noticed it is a bit similar. Few things may seem a little LotRly: I have fairies, that are very sinilar with elves; the hero travels a long distance, he meets lot of new people and he makes many new friends and there is many weird things around him.
So I'm asking you: How can I make my story less predictible?