I have a story idea I’m turning over in my head, which I may use for National Novel Writing Month. (It’s important to plan ahead, if you’re at all that kind of writer.) Right now it’s just a bit of a character, and part of the plot, but unusually for me, I’m not sure of the setting. That’s generally one of the first things that comes to me, but in this case I could see it working in:
a) a fantasy setting in the past, or an alternate world that’s like the past
b) urban fantasy
c) futuristic fantasy
Urban fantasy is one of my go-to genres, because I like the mix of the world we live in and something else, but I’m not sure this time. It doesn’t seem like a perfect fit.
The real issue is how to decide which one, because it affects the story development a great deal. How would you decide?