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 ticket counter
A foyer with glass cases full of trophies and awards
A concession area where snacks are sold
Multiple sets of double doors
Cinder block walls and shiny wood floors
Pads on the bottom portion of the wall
The school name and mascot painted on the walls or floor
Banners hanging on the walls to indicate winning seasons
Advertisements and handwritten posters for upcoming school events
Bleachers that retract into the walls
Basketball hoops that can be raised or flattened against the ceiling
A scoreboard
Speakers
A glassed-in booth where announcers and scorekeepers sit
Attached locker rooms for boys and girls
Bathrooms
Water fountains
A curtained stage set into one wall for when the gym serves as an auditorium
Audio equipment for school programs
A golf cart or maintenance vehicle
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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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