SETTING THESAURUS

BOARDING SCHOOL



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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:
A grassy quad crisscrossed with sidewalks and surrounded by buildings
A campus chapel with a bell tower
An administrative building containing a headmaster’s office and an infirmary
An atrium
A library
Lecture halls
A performing arts theater
Buildings with many classrooms inside
Laundry facilities
Commons areas and lounges
A cafeteria
Dormitories with many floors and shared bathrooms
Staff quarters
A fitness center
Sports fields
An outdoor tennis or basketball court
A maintenance or custodial shed
A dining hall
A pond or lake
Leafy trees
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