It’s been a long time since I visited the site. The new topics were absolutely interesting.
Have you ever written a topic about “when not to copy another man’s work?” I find myself guilty of it at times.
Don’t be guilty. Copying is part of the learning process. I don’t think one can learn a skill without passing the stage of imitating a master.
I have written several articles on copying and copycats. Here’s one that may address your concerns:
Here are a few others on the same topic: