SETTING THESAURUS

CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT



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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:
Specials written on a chalkboard
Customers sitting on benches or standing near the entrance while they wait
A hostess station with menus and silverware roll-ups
Crayons and coloring paper for the kids
Paintings on the walls
A bar fronting a mirrored wall
Empty glasses on the bar
Wall-mounted TVs
Drinks sitting on paper napkins
Wine and liquor bottles
Low-hanging lights
Bowls of pretzels or biscuits
People swiveling on stools
Booths with cushioned benches
High top tables
A dining room with booths and standard tables and chairs
Cloth or paper tablecloths
Salt and pepper shakers
A drink menu
Waiters and waitresses with pens and pads sticking out of their apron pockets
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TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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