When I think about a story I think about where the story takes place. What would Twilight be if it didn’t take place in Forks? If the story took place in Florida it wouldn’t be quite the same. Meyers did her research and found Forks, a place where it rains the most in the United States.
What about Harry Potter? What would that story be like if Harry and the bunch were from Texas? Howdy, Ron how ya doing today? Hmmm doesn’t work the same way, huh? The setting of your story is very important. The setting of your story can sometimes feel like a character in your story. So the next time you are working on a story think about where it takes place. The city or the country? In the United States or off somewhere in a foreign land? Sometimes the story calls for a certain location or a specific time period.