Location in a story in an important thing to consider. I’m working on deciding where I want my story based. I’m thinking of making my own “area” but set on “modern Earth”, in the US, if that makes sense.
I’m also trying to figure out if I should keep modern times or not. I’m thinking it’ll be a little bit easier to do so, . That way I can go “he pulled out his blackberry and quickly dialed so-and-so”. Something like that.
If I do a “special” locale, I need to make a map of it. If I don’t, I’ll forget, and really screw with the flow of the story. Someone please tell me I’m not the only dunderhead who has these same problems.