I think this depends on what you are genetically engineering. Are you taking out things like genetic predisposition to illness or congenital diseases and disorders, going the “designer baby” route, or are you adding things like superpowers and science fiction fun? Or something else altogether?
- Genetic Inequality: Human Genetic Engineering
- Embryo Screening and the Ethics of Human Genetic Engineering
- Genetic Engineering: A Cautionary Approach
- American Medical Association: Gene Therapy
- Gene therapy: Risks
Genetic engineering is still very much a new process, so a lot of how it works within your story could be up to you.
Scenes make up the entire structure of your novel, so it’s important to know how to do this well. Very often, a new scene is identified by the start of a new chapter, but it can also be a few paragraphs/pages long. Identifying a scene is the first step.
Here is the…
#9326 why I’m not writing right now: It is the most important thing I have to do right now, therefore I do not want to do it.
(hint: That’s why NaNoWriMo works. You constantly have “better” things to do, so you are constantly writing your novel as a way of procrastinating)
Worldbuilding is the fucking best, no lie. It is also the fucking worst, no lie. Here is some advice from yours truly about worldbuilding, having written novels that are at times straight up love letters to the concept:
DO: Build an interesting world with lots of attention to…
A lot of people use avatar/doll creation websites to design characters. Here are some for you:
People also use face claims, which is taking people from real life and basing your character’s appearance on them. Here are some more links:
As far as key visual points, I think these would be some important questions to ask yourself:
- What sort of style does your character like? Do they prefer style or comfort? Do they prefer to stand out with their appearance or not attract a lot of attention? Is there any sort of material or clothing that they don’t like (I don’t like wearing wool, linen, or long sleeves, for example.)
- What sort of accessories do they usually have with them? What’s the reason or the story behind them? (Examples: good luck charms, lockets.)
- What sort of impression do you want your character to make with their design (physical description is not character development, of course, but what sort of impression do you want your character to make on other people when they first see them?)
Hope that helps, Anon~