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:
A gravelly patch of bare ground ringed by trees and bushes
A man-made fire pit with a pile of scavenged deadfall
A picnic table (holding a jug of water, a portable dish station, plastic or paper plates and cups, condiments, hot dog buns, marshmallows)
A chest filled with ice and drinks (beer, wine coolers, pop, water)
A portable grill
Lawn chairs or wood stumps circling the fire pit
A bright blue tarp strung between trees in case of rain
Colorful tents (with sleeping bags, pillows, air mattresses, duffle bags full of clothing, kicked-off shoes, flashlights or a battery-powered lantern)
A recreation vehicle or camper
An array of kids' toys and outdoor sports equipment (horseshoes, badminton raquets, a kite, a football, a boomerang, balls, bats and mitts)
A cooler filled with perishable foods
A laundry line strung between trees to hold wet bathing suits and towels
Insulated coffee mugs or empty beer bottles resting in cup holders
Citronella candles and fly traps
Bottles of bug spray and sunscreen
Kids using pocket knives to carve sticks for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs
An axe or hatchet leaning against a pile of firewood
A propane-powered cooking stove
Fishing poles and a net
The glow of the campfire in the darkness
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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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