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:
Shiny metal doors
Poster ads or special event notices behind glass
An occupancy notice
The latest inspection report
Bright overhead lights with plastic covers
Smudges and fingerprints
Crumpled gum wrappers
Dirt or pea gravel on the floor
A sanitizer dispenser right outside the entrance
An operation panel with buttons that light up when pushed
A red emergency stop button
A red emergency phone
A slot for a key
A handrail
A video camera bubble on the ceiling
Speakers in the ceiling or walls
An emergency intercom button
An inspection sticker and displayed license
A false grate or metal slot roof
An emergency escape panel
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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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