Crafting something that will be relevant for generations seems like a monumental task in a day and age when rapid change is no longer the exception but the norm. If you look to history as a guide, you'll find that the great works of the past that we still find relevant today are usually built around one or two simple ideas. The simple question of free-will versus fate was the foundation for one of the most complex novels I've ever read: War and Peace. Tolstoy started simple and created an epic masterpiece that has influenced every writer since.
Perhaps I've been too wrapped up in creating fascinating characters and scintillating plot twists to ask myself what question I want to ask.
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