Hey there, the novel I am currently pouring all my sweat, blood and tears into is going very well story and character-wise, however, I am having some severe issues with setting. The general gist is that the story takes place in OUR world, present day however witches walk the earth, known to society although not fully accepted. I have different covens based throughout Earth - some in Scotland, England, South America, China etc that are mentioned. The thing I am struggling with is deciding what part of the world it is actually set in. Do you think it takes away from the reality of it being set in our world if it is set in made up city in, say, America? Or should I set it in a "real" city such as New York or New London?
I just feel that by creating a city you have the advantage of being able to set your imagination free and describe it how you see it, without describing an actual real city and being limited by the reality of it all.
Any advice or thoughts are very much appreciated!