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 parking lot filled with cars
A large field (for playing soccer, flying kites, and games of tag)
A double-door entranceway
Parents dropping kids off for programs (scout meetings, robotics club, a babysitting course, youth group events)
Large rooms with kitchen facilities that can be decorated for various events (wedding receptions, youth dances, Christmas parties, family reunions)
Large meeting room with skylights and windows (with folding tables and stackable chairs, a sound system, tile floors)
A management office where organizers work (running the center on a day-to-day basis, renting out hall space, setting up meetings)
A cloak room
A bulletin board where community news is posted
Flyers advertising upcoming events and fundraisers (a community garage sale, a bottle drive, a pancake breakfast, a movie night in the park)
Bathrooms
A youth lounge (with old couches and armchairs, a pool table or foosball table, a TV, some board games stacked on a shelf)
Moms and toddlers showing up for a playgroup
A yoga class setting out mats and running through warm-up stretches
Storage rooms (to hold folding tables and chairs, custodial items, artificial plants, sound equipment)

SOUNDS:
A heated discussion in a meeting room
Sounds of hammering and wood pieces dropping as a scout troop builds wooden derby cars
Children talking and laughing during an afterschool program
People calling out directions to helpers as they set up the center for a dance
A Master of Ceremonies giving a speech to the bride and groom at a wedding reception
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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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