I've been taken to task for a criminal (read boring) repeated use of plot lines. Mea Maxima Cupula. I admit it. I've recently written a 'thorny' solution to hopefully put a cap in the ass of that tendency. I've got a long history of reading Sci-Fi so I hope to dig back into my early readings to branch out. So far, my Darkover stuff, though unlicensed, has had good reviews. I'll have to see where the pachinko ball falls next.