So after reading Visions of Magic I've thought about world building. This is pretty important in story telling. Though background and world building may never be fully introduced into the story, it is good to work out how your fantasy elements fit in the world. Research is needed to see how the world works. For instance if the government is involved, then you would need to know how the government works.
World building has always come easy for me. I love to lay back and imagine the little things that happen in back story. I get excited when I figure out how vampires came into being. I love reading mythology and incorporating it in my reality's creation. This is one of my favorite part of writing.
What is your thoughts on world building. Do you love it or hate it?