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:
Glass doors leading in from the street
Tile flooring
Large glass windows
Trash bins
Security guards spaced around the building
Video cameras
A table with pens on chains for filling out deposit slips and forms
Meandering ropes guiding customers to a row of cashier wickets
Tellers accessing counting machines, computers, drawers filled with cash and traveler's checks
Office equipment (filing cabinets, printers and fax machines, a paper shredder etc.)
Supplies (stamps and stamp pads, a jar of pens, forms, a handheld debit card reader)
A set of cash machines by the door
A coin-counting machine
Signs on the wall displaying mortgage rates
A rate-of-exchange currency board
Posters reminding clients to invest their money safely
A waiting area (with a coffee machine, magazines, plastic chairs)
A floor manager behind a desk
Offices for loans and investments
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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