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:
A dated, cheap table with a scarred surface
Rickety chairs with poorly padded seats 
Lockers along the wall
A sink and nearby roll of paper towels 
A coffee maker
Coffee grounds on the counter
A box of sugar cubes
Fake creamer
Mismatched coffee mugs with cheesy or inappropriate sayings on them
Boxes of tea and hot chocolate
A vending machine
An attached restroom
A wall phone (with intercom)
An overflowing trash can filled with takeout containers and food wrappers
Scuffed cupboards
A small fridge
Bland walls with a store motto or employee code of conduct messages posted
Safety posters
A corkboard filled with notices
A dirty microwave that rarely gets cleaned
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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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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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