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 winding ravine with a river or dry bed at the bottom
Massive rock walls layered in different colors (gray, brown, black, orange, red, or white)
Scrub brush
Wild grass growing in tufts
Stunted trees
Shade and shadow where the walls block sunlight
Deadwood
Birds of prey
Lizards and snakes
Ants
Spiders
Hardy animals and insects
Rocks or deadfall sticking out of the river
Rapids and drops
Goat trails
Shale
Dust
Sand
Small dirt slides as water erosion chews at the banks and escarpments
Animal bones and scat
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SOUNDS:
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SMELLS:
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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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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES USED:
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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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