Cultivate ideas. Fantasy stories typically exist in fictional worlds or universes. If you want to write a fantasy story, you'll be creating a world for readers that's slightly different from our own. To start your fantasy story, try to come up with a fun idea for a setting. Fantasy writers get ideas everywhere.
Sample Fantasy Outline. Title: To Dust Return. Setting; Continent: Aithe, a dying land. Once a continent of magnificence, opulence, and adventure, a slow decay has taken root. Capital city: Euna, the last large stronghold of the continent’s populace; even this city is half in ruin from neglect and the inexplicable diminution of its populace.