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LoudWolf442 posted this thread...
Jul. 29, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I am currenty writing a fantasy book.  Before the book starts, a scientist (or something) creates a new species of humans.  They try to make the new species good, but it turns evil and hate humans.  Is this a good idea or is it unoriginal?  Thanks

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Raven15 replied...
Jul. 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

The how the species develops is semi-original. It depends on where you go from there. Do they start cross-species war or do they overpower humans and try to set up a utopian society? Neither of those is outstandingly original but it all depends on where you take it. If you make it interesting enough--and you're off to a good start in my opinion--people will want to read it.

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Raven15 replied...
Jul. 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

P.S. I say semi-original, but t it's a good idea too. It's not overused. Personally, I would run with it. :)

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LoudWolf442 replied...
Jul. 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Thank you so much!  I appriciate your opinion(:

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BlackbeltJames replied...
Jul. 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm

It sounds like a good idea, you should definitley go with it.

What you need to decide on is:

Why do the humans want to create an improved version?

Is there something wrong with the current human species?

How would these new humans react to the news that they have been created?

Do they behave or look any differently?

Why do they turn evil? Is there a behavioural difference that then backfires when they realise they are man made or when something happens (i.e. they are no longer needed for whatever purpose)?

Answer these questions and then you will start to know the intentions of both sides, because if you don't then you will be wandering aimlessly. From these intentions you can create war, rivalry, rebellion, uprising. Absolutely anything based on those intentions.
Hope this helps, and good luck cause this can go in any direction, so you could do something really great here.


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