Current project. I've got two settings to choose from; - A picturesque backdrop where the scenery contrasts against the bleak downwardly spiralling existence of my mc's - A more gritty realistic setting where the backdrop coincides with my mc's lifestyles to hopefully emphasise the desperation of their characters Putting it bluntly, I'm stumped. I have absolutely no idea in which to choose. Both ideas are jumping off the page and sounding volumes. Excuse the pun. I know writing the novel as realistic as possible is of the upmost importance but I quite like the idea of the other as well. Any ideas?