World building is essential for writers. For me, it requires planning. In an earlier blog post, I talked about trying to figure out whether or not I am a Pantser (writing by the seat of my pants) or a Planner (writing with a detailed outline).  I realized that as I build my world, I must be a Planner in order for the world of my characters to be as rich as possible. Since I deal with magic in some form or another, I’m finding it essential to create my rules and limitations. There has to be reasons and answers even if the background information isn’t all conveyed to the reader. If magic exists, why? Do the characters use some sort of magical tools to…