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:
Limousines and expensive cars queuing up around a circular driveway
Valet parking
A red carpet-type entry
Ladies wearing black dresses or gowns and glittering jewelry
Men in tuxedoes
Hosts greeting the guests as they enter
Someone checking coats and wraps
A posh environment with expensive décor
An ice sculpture
Hanging chandeliers or charming paper lanterns
Displays announcing keynote speakers or charity opportunities
Wait staff dressed in black and white and carrying trays
Tall tables for guests to gather around while hors d’oeuvres are being served
Guests mingling and sipping wine or champagne
Tables covered in black cloths
Covered chairs (with padded seats)
Name cards to designate who will sit where
Gift bags
Flickering candles on the tables
Floral centerpieces
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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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