Every scene in your entire story should be unique to it. Somebody should be able to read your story and, when asked later about one of your scenes, not have to work hard to figure out which story it came from.
The thing is, it might seem that there are only so many ways to do a certain type of scene, and most of them have been taken. There are so many sex scenes and fighting scenes out there that it can be hard to make yours stand out. Here are some tips on making each scene your own.
Setting: This is touched upon here. Incorporating a unique setting into your scene can change it from ordinary to original. Think of the most secret or unique place you’ve ever been, and try to make the sex scene or fight scene happen somewhere similar. For example, sometimes I explore rainwater gutters, and I’d love to see a fight scene there. Unless you’re writing fanfiction, your setting should be somewhat unique in the first place, so try to bring out what’s different about it in your story.
Characters: When you’re writing about a scenario that’s been written about before, try to emphasize what makes your characters different. Your rousing speeches should reflect the speakers. Have the characters bring out all of their little quirks.
Memories: Bring some backstory into it. Have characters compare what’s happening to things that have happened to them before. Since what happened before is most likely unique to your story, this makes the scene just as unique. If your characters can’t make the connection, you can always make it obvious with your narrative.
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