Hey y'all! (I apologize in advance if I have typos... iPads are not conducive to accurate typing) So I've been going through a writing slump. I hate everything I do and everything I come up with. lol I'm slowly (very slowly) getting through it. But in my slump, I realized part of the reason I've been having such a hard time is that my high fantasy novel blows. Seriously. It just.. blows. lol Some of the ideas are great, and I plan to keep them. But much of it is going to change, including the government, the country, character relationship, and names. But one thing I really wanted to focus on is the races I've created. I used a lot of basic terms, like sorcerer, shapeshifter, witch, and siren. But I also created many others, like Tempest, Natural, Purl, and Lucent. I've also created a religion, with fourteen gods and goddesses that I plan on keeping. And each god or goddess has at least two different races that share their qualities. For example, Naturals and Reapers pray to the Earth Goddess. Summoners and Wraiths pray to the Death God. Healers and Keepers pray to the Life God, and so on and so forth. So here's my question... Would it be completely strange to have these races evolve like Pokemon? lol Let me explain.. A Natural is basically an earth elemental that can control the trees and whatnot. But Naturals are basically Level 1 creatures. They aren't super powerful and can only do certain things. But a Reaper is significantly stronger, can do more, is considered higher class than a Natural. Would it be strange to have a Natural be able to train themselves to be powerful enough that they "transform" into a Reaper? I originally had planned that the stronger the person, the more they match their element. Earth elementals will have their hair start to grow in green or vines growing from their scalp. Air elementals will grow wings. Fire elementals will have glowing veins, etc. So the "evolution" would be kind of like that.. What do you think? Too elementary? Too weird? It was just a thought I had, literally right now, so it won't hurt my feelings if the idea sucks.. lol Thanks!