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 roll-up garage door
A concrete floor with oil stains and meandering cracks
Cars or trucks parked inside
Tire tracks
Bits of gravel and pine needles
Mud
Dust
A pegboard holding tools
Rolls of orange extension cord hanging from nails on the wall
Steps or a landing at the door to the house
Handprints and scuff marks on the door
A well-used doormat
Cupboards and rickety metal shelving packed with stuff
Sports equipment scattered about (ice or inline skates, skateboards, badminton gear, hockey sticks, various balls, a bike pump, grassy cleats)
A pair of bikes hanging from roof hooks
Cans of motor oil
Bottles of lubricants and additives
Cans of paint and wood filler
Jugs of window washing fluid
Power tools (drills, a circular saw, a sander, a nail gun)
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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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