I know this seems obvious but I wish to know
I would like to say that I am quite a vivid dreamer, and it may seem truly obvious that dreams are where many worlds are born, such as Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter, but I have always wanted to write a novel like this or multiple stories set in a world of my own creation. Could dreams help me out with this? Could they help me with names and help me with creating a vision to design this world for myself. I have dreamt of making of a world since I was a little kid, and have even lived them out with my friends in the woods, all coming from these dreams I had. So is it a good place to start?