I am currently writing a novel which I noticed is based on ideas from many books that I have read. I noticed that what did I do is get an idea from a book, get another ideas from (many) other books, tear them apart and rearrange it carefully so that it looks different and new, and then put it all together into a whole new story.
Let me make an example to make it clear. (Sorry if I have bad English.)
- I read a book about a boy who saved the world from the darkness using a sword hidden in a secret cave. And, boom! I got a girl who wants to save the world from darkness using a secret axe hidden in a secret forest.
- I read a book about a betrayal of a father who is actually doing it on purpose to save his son. And, boom! I (I mean, my MC) got betrayed by a brother who is actually doing it to save herself from the darkness.
- I read a book about a person who live in a world where the moon is collapsed to destroy the earth, and the MC is about to go to a space station for a virtual dream machine, but turns out the virtual dream machine sends him back to where his world is with the past timeline, so he tries to tell the government about the moon to prevent it from exploding. And, boom! I got an idea to make the girl failed to save the world so she tries to go to a space station for a virtual dream machine, but turns out the virtual dream machine is actually the same world with past timeline, so she tries to save the world once again, even if it's only at her dream.
And from that, I got :
A girl who wants to save the world from the darkness using a secret axe hidden in a secret forest, with his brother all alongside with her. But throughout the story, the brother betrayed her, so she killed him, as it turns out that the brother was just trying to protect her from the darkness itself. After that, she tried to beat the evil darkness lord, but she failed and the earth just got eaten by the darkness. Luckily, she already escaped to the space station and entered the virtual dream machine, but the dream she had is the same world where she lived earlier. And because of that, it is her chance to save the world from the darkness for the second time, even if it just her dream.
Is that considered plagiarism?