Creating the world where your fantasy novel is set, is one of the most important parts of writing a successfull fantasy story. And this world must be pretty detailed before you move on to creating characters and plotting your novel. Why you ask? Because just as Earth has rules that cannot be violated (for example the law of gravity), your fictional world needs to have laws, too. It will also need to have it’s own geography, weather, animals and/or fantasy creatures, or even different races of people. If you begin writing your novel without considering any of these, you will find yourself in a situation where you need to rewrite in order to avoid contradictions once your world if fully created.
Whatever you do, you always need to remember that you are the ultimate creator of your fictional world. No matter where or when your story is set, regardless of the events and conflicts in your story, and despite the characters you introduce to your readers, everything is a product of your own unique imagination. And your imagination can create anything you want. There is endless possibility in writing fantasy and that’s what I love the most about it. Unlike other genres, there are few limitations of where your imagination can go, which gives you the pefrect opportunity to test the limits of your creativity. In my opinion, one of the most important aspects of writing fantasy is research. You need to learn your material before you start writing. Creating settings for a science fiction or fantasy world is an exhilarating task but it can also be a daunting one and you’re going to need all the help you can get.