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:
Clean and appealing décor
Comfortable chairs and sofas to lounge on
Throw pillows
A coffee table
A stocked bar holding bottled waters and staple liquors (rum, whisky, scotch, vodka, gin, wine)
Sodas and mix in the fridge
Fruit in a bowl
A bucket of ice
Platters (vegetable, fruit, cheese, shrimp) lining the counter
A small buffet table (with finger foods and sandwich fixings, plates and napkins, coffee, candies, chips, ice cream)
A flat screen TV (tuned to a show or showing what’s happening onstage where the celebrity will be appearing)
Framed wall portraits and posters of famous celebrities who have performed or been interviewed at this venue or studio
A stereo system playing soft music or ambient sounds
A few popular magazines
A telephone
Artwork and décor that reinforces a chic and relaxing atmosphere
An attached bathroom with well-lit mirrors for applying makeup
Celebrities reviewing speech cue cards and itineraries before going onstage
Stylists touching up one’s hair or makeup

SOUNDS:
Soft music (or music that suits the venue and people)
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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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