A female lycan (different form of werewolf) who can change into a large wolf or a girl who is a phoenix and can transform into large bird? In my story so far I've been writing her as a lycan but the phoenix idea keeps nagging at me and now I don't know if I want to switch it or not. The good thing about the lycan idea is that she is not the only one and has a set of weaknesses and strengths (i.e., stronger on the full moon, burned by silver, etc.) But then again, werewolves have had the spotlight for a while now so I was thinking maybe it was time to give another supernatural creature a shot. So which idea sounds more interesting and which do you think would probably make a better story?