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:
Long tables covered with kids’ toys and stuffed animals
Boxes of books
Bins of board games and sports equipment
A table loaded with coffee mugs, plates, cookie sheets, baskets, cutlery, vases, bowls, and other glassware
Boxes of old Christmas decorations
Dusty silk and crumbly dried arrangements
Boxes of old magazines and cookbooks
Knickknacks and collectibles (spoons, pins, figurines of angels, elephants, dogs, cats, Coca-Cola brand items, Elvis collectibles, etc.)
Old potty training seats
Boxes of sewing patterns
Plastic bins filled with craft supplies
Old mirrors leaning against the back of a chair or dresser
Mismatched furniture
Scuffed boots and shoes
Old clothing hanging up on a portable rack
Obsolete computer equipment and software
Other dated electronics (old phones, answering machines, bulky TVs, printers, massive stereo speakers)
Battered Tupperware containers
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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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