I always run into this problem when I try and start writing something new. See, I live in Australia, so it's obviously the setting I know most about, but always reading books set in more "common" places such as London and New York, I can never make up my mind whether to go with what I know by setting my story here, or go with one of these more commonly written about (and wider) settings. There is also not a whole lot here in comparison. Smaller cities, less culture, not as much history in general. It also sits in the back of my mind (although in reality it's not that important), that if I were to ever be published, would my stories be of less interest internationally? Basically, I'm not sure how to go about it, the setting is usually of some importance in my stories, but I fear that if I try and set my story somewhere that many know much more about than I do (by, y'know, living there), my research might fall short and poke holes in my story, and on the other hand, the unfamiliarity of the setting I know might put people off. Ugh. Any suggestions?