Hi, I'm new to this forum and also Norwegian, so I apologize if my English is a bit weak. I have a problem that I really don't know how to solve. The thing is, I don't feel like putting my story into a contemporary setting, a fantasy setting, historical setting or a sci-fi setting. Then what's left? I have thought about writing a fantasy novel, but it soon developed into a story without magic, and that isn't very fantasy-like, is it? Is it possible to write a novel which is only inspired by a time period, such as the 1800's? There is something very appealing about the way people dressed and acted at that time, but I don't feel like saying that my novel IS a story from the 1800's. I don't wan't to feel restrained by a certain time period. My question is: Can I create my own, kind of old-fashioned, non-magical society inspired by the "real world" without making it a fantasy or a historical novel?