I have a "novel" in the works. I am currently planning out the world first. It is based off of my hometown, set in the year 2060. It has elements of Science Fiction, Mystery, and a wee bit of Romance. Also has quite a bit of politics involved in it. Let me show you what I have written down. Any and every suggestion is welcome. " Founded in the year 2060, The Democracy of New Millington of Earth, A.K.A, New Millington, has exploded into a huge mini-country from Tennessee. It has its own laws, collects its own taxes from its citizens, and has its own President. It is divided into two halves, due to its ginormous size; North Millington and South Millington. North Millington is Democratic. (Democrats) They are in favor of larger government, more foreign aid, and more welfare benefits. They have begun a downward spiral into socialism, but the media is in denial of it. There is one man who has loads of dirt on the Democratic party, and Matt Jones is the one who has to save him from being assassinated. South Millington is Republican. (Republicans) For many years, especially after the birth of New Millington, they have promoted hard-work, discipline, and smaller government. They have taken numerous people off of welfare, since they believe that welfare is only for the very poor. (I.E. People who actually need it.) Due to this, riots have broken out in the streets of South Millington. " Both the North and South side have their own local council to help run things. (In other words, take a little load off of the president's back.) "Each side has its own local council of about fourteen council members; seven male, seven female. Three Caucasian men, three African-American men, and one other man from any other foreign country. (I.E. Mexico, Germany, Australia, etc.) As for the women, their side consists of three Caucasian women, three African-American women, and one other woman from any foreign country (I.E Mexico, Germany, Australia, etc.) " Now for the MC, Matt C. Jones. "Matt C. Jones aspired to be a politician. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in Politics & International relations. He got a job as a Local Government Officer. He was then assigned to the local council in South Millington. " This is what I have for the plot, or else all this info for the setting would be worthless. "He enjoys a good run on the local council of South Millington until news reports talk of the current president of New Millington mysteriously resigning. After some goading from his fellow council men and women, Matt decides to run for president of the entire New Millington mini-country. He wins the South Millington presidential nominee. And as for the North Millington nominee, it is a French Lady by the name of Clementine Roux. On his walk home, Matt sees a man running past him. Curious, he decides to investigate. The man runs into a dark ally, where two gunman stop him. Matt pulls out his sidearm, and dispatches the two gunmen. The man introduces himself as Shamrock Peton; he tells Matt that he has loads of dirt on the North Millington Democrats. Political corruption, police corruption, and organized crime. Shamrock says to Matt that he is being hunted by several hitmen. Matt Jones decides to help Peton, and protect him." And this is where my Questions come in. Concerning the local councils for each side, is the make-up fair? Like, should there be more men and women? Less? Add more diverse races? That is the main thing I am wondering. Is this setting too bland? Needs more action? Would it be interesting to most readers? Could one President run both sides of New Millington? Would he need a Vice-President? Any questions regarding this world I am building I will gladly answer.