SETTING THESAURUS

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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:
A rectangular hatch door and fold-down staircase
A bare lightbulb with a pull string
Dusty floorboards
Exposed wooden beams
Pipes and wiring
An exhaust fan
A grimy windowsill littered with dead flies
Sunlight filtering in through cracks near the eaves
Airflow tubing
Mice or small animal scat lying on the floor
Spider webs drifting off the beams and straddling old rocking chairs or coat stands
Faded boxes with the contents written on the side in marker
Boxes sealed with peeling masking tape
Peanut barrels
Old furniture
Broken appliances
A corner filled with old children's toys and Christmas decorations
Dusty sheets covering antiques
Motes of dust dancing in shafts of light
Stacks of old board games
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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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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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