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:
Simple furnishings
A whiteboard on the kitchen wall containing house rules and a list of chores
Signs near the television and computer to remind residents of usage rules
A shelf of books
Well-used toys and games in a bookcase or closet
Shared bedrooms with bunk beds, a closet, and shared drawer space
Duffle bags or luggage in the closet
Shared bathrooms
Locks on doors or cupboards
A large common room for meetings
A dining area with a long table to seat all the residents at mealtimes
Rotating staff members supervising children and running the household
Older children taking turns cooking meals and helping with clean up
Older kids packing up to leave once they have "aged out"

SOUNDS:
Running feet
Chatter and laughter
Audio from a TV or music player
The house phone ringing
Music coming from behind closed bedroom doors
A staffer calling for lights out or reprimanding a child for a rule infraction
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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