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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

World Builder

By: Taige Crenshaw

One of the things I love most about reading and writing is the world the story is set it. It doesn’t matter if it is contemporary, historical, paranormal, sci-fi, mystery or any other genre build a world that will make the reader want more.

This is what makes some books automatic buys. The world is another character. It compliments the cast of people you have created. Having the world they inhabit makes them more than a shell. Books with a captivating world will make a reader want to read more. It’s all about the atmosphere that you set. Let the reader visualize they are there in that world. Make them imagine they actually walking down the street with your characters.

When I create my own worlds in the books that I write I strive for a feeling. The feelings that will make you want to live in the world I created. There are so many intricacies to building a world. You have to engage all the senses. The sounds you hear, scents that make the place familiar, sights that you see, the feel of the place, and the taste of its local cuisine. Once these are engaged it brings richness to the world.

To get an idea of how to create a captivating world – think of a place that you enjoy going. One that you talk about with others. Once you have that visual in mind then break down what is it about that place that draws you. Write it down using all the five senses. Be detailed as possible. Then go and become a World Builder.


Taige Crenshaw is a multi-published author with books available at Ellora's Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Loose Id, Total-E-Bound and Summerhouse Publishing. Taige has been enthralled with the written word from time she picked up her first book. It wasn’t long before she started to make up her own tales of romance. With novels set in today, in alternate dimensions, or in the future she writes with adventure, fun sassy heroine’s, and sexy hero’s. Always hard at work creating new and exciting places Taige can be found curled up with a hot novel with exciting characters when she is not creating her own. Join her in the fun, frolic, interesting people and far reaches of the world in her novels. You can find out more about Taige at her website: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com or blog: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/blog.

Silken Inferno. Book 2 in the Phoenix Intelligence Agency from Summerhouse Publishing

When the past comes calling it brings unexpected revelations that must be faced.

Vaughn Saunders expects his return to Phoenix Intelligence Agency to not be an easy one. He has some unfinished business to settle with Allure, his ex-partner and the woman he wants badly. Before they can move forward they have to get past their complicated history. Getting beyond it will be worth the risk… at least for him. She has his heart, body and soul. He craves Allure’s body and her soul, yet does not expect to have her heart, since it’s already taken by another. Having what she is able to give is all he wants…but does he dare go for it all.

Allure Davis never expected to have to face the one man who she trusted at her back until he betrayed her. His reasoning might have been to save her, but with his leaving her, she knew she could only depend on her family. Yet in her heart he is one of them. Vaughn’s return throws her for a tailspin and she has to face not only the past but also her ultimate desire. There is a need burning deep within her soul that only Vaughn can quench.

To bring two strong-willed souls together it takes a Silken Inferno, burning to meld them together from now to eternity and beyond …

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