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:
Inside:
Narrow corridors with cabin doors on either side going around the ship's perimeter
Half-empty dishes on trays sitting outside the doors
Privacy tags hanging from handles
Cleaning carts
Doors open to reveal rooms in the process of being cleaned
Small but efficiently spaced rooms with the necessary amenities
Towels on the bed folded into interesting shapes (a monkey, a bird, etc.)
Mints on the pillows
Heavy curtains
A sliding door leading to a balcony
A small table and chairs on the balcony
Damp towels and suits hanging over chairs
People in various states of dress (beachwear for the pool, formal attire for a dressy dinner, casualwear when disembarking to see the sights)
Fancy restaurants and fast-food shops
Retail stores
Bars and lounges
Kiosks selling merchandise and snacks
Casinos
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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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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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