Hello, everybody. I'm posting here because a friend of mine asked me to write the plot for a manga she wishes to draw. It's my first attempt in doing so, so I thought I would use as a base a story from manga I read. The problem is I do not want for the plot to look too much alike the original. So I wished to ask whether using the same theme but varying the plot elements would be considered as stealing others' work? Oh, but maybe this isn't the right place to ask. If this is the case kindly tell me if I should post this kind of thread elsewhere in the forum.