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:
Walls decorated with pictures of company leaders, logos, awards, plaques, and other markers of company pride and prosperity)
A TV or media screen for presentations and virtual meetings
Laptops and hookups for electronic equipment
An intercom and teleconferencing phone
Comfortable chairs around an oblong or rectangular table
Glasses and pitchers of ice water
Pens and notepads with the company logo or a business motto
Information portfolios or meeting materials in folders
A whiteboard or glass board for brainstorming and planning
Bright overhead lighting
Windows with a view of the landscape
Microphones (if it’s a large room)
Board members and support staff seated and ready to contribute
Stylish touches that reflect the company’s brand (a bamboo planter that represents prosperity, a feature painting that is a special landscape or modern art image, etc.)

SOUNDS:
A loud voice on speakerphone
The whir of a fan inside a laptop or piece of media equipment
The steady drone of air conditioning
Chairs creaking
People with heads close together speaking in low voices to discuss a side point
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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