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:
Tall double doors
Stalls or pens with simple latches to hold the animals (horses, cows, sheep, goats, etc.)
Straw scattered across the floor
Water buckets
Milk pails
Rough wooden walls with hooks to hold horse tack (bridles, leads, curry combs, fly masks)
Equipment hanging on the wall (shovels, a hay grapple, ropes, pitchforks, brooms)
Feeding troughs and buckets
Sacks or bins of oats
A salt lick worn into a groove
Flies buzzing close to the animals
Spiders spinning webs across posts and in the rafters
Dust and chaff floating in the sunlit air
Rusty nails
Strands of horse hair caught on rough stall rails
Piles of manure
Loose feathers
Dirty clumps of straw
Cats, dogs, chickens, and geese roaming around
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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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