I am wanting to outline and then write my first ever novel, bringing fantasy/magic into a modern/21st century time period. I also want to set it at a magical university, following students (probably putting it in the YA/NA age ranges). However, I've been planning for a few days and am not happy with what I've got so far. I'm stuck on combining the fantasy and modern elements and justifying why the world uses magic over technology (or vice versa) is difficult. What I'm asking is: 1) Should I focus on developing my world more before I develop my plot? 2) How do I balance the use of magic and technology? Do you have any ideas for what technology/magic would be used for and why over the other? Should I just decide to do a fantasy story set in a less technological setting?