I'm not sure where to set my story and I was wondering how other people choose a good setting for their stories. My story has werewolves so I was thinking a highly forested area would be better for the story. But my protagonist is African-American and my cast is pretty diverse so I also want to be accurate and place the story in an area that is diverse. I was thinking that I could just make up my own cities in towns but still have them in real states but I'm not sure. So how do you choose the right setting for your story?