SETTING THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Rough rock and dirt walls
Thick beams supporting the sides and girding the roof
Vertical shafts going nearly straight down
Dust and dirt
Debris blown in from outside (twigs, leaves, paper, garbage)
Broken pick handles
Bits of chain
Rusted nails and screws
Old rails for carts
A rusted or broken handcart
A rotten wooden barrier
A broken lunch box
Pools of standing water
Flooded areas
Water seeping from the walls
Break-off rooms in case of a cave-in
Low ceilings
Drill marks in the rock
Blackened blasting marks
Bits of blasting wire
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SOUNDS:
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SMELLS:
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TASTES:
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TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
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POSSIBLE SOURCES OF CONFLICT:
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES USED:
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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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