SETTING THESAURUS

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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 bright display window filled with a seasonal or themed display
A crowded counter with small items for sale (mini tape measures, bottles of super glue, key chain flashlights, lighters, batteries)
Narrow aisles with high shelving filled with odds and ends
Caulking and other sealants
Tape
Pool chemicals and supplies
Camping products (plastic dishware, hot dog sticks, foil containers, grills, bug spray and sunscreen, propane canisters, flashlights, tarps)
Bags of firewood
Stacks of lawn seed and fertilizer
Bags of potting soil and road salt
Coils of garden hose
Spools of rope
Twine and bungee cords
Lawn sprayers and sprinklers
Packets containing small pieces of hardware such as washers, nuts, bolts, screws and fasteners, nails, and picture hangers
Dowel rods of various length and diameter
Hammers, drill bits, screwdriver and socket sets, wrenches, and other tools
A key cutting machine and a tree of blank keys
Car accessories (cleaning products, lubricants, oils, fluids, air fresheners)
A gardening section containing seed packets, seed starter kids, soil, gloves, trowels, watering cans, and flower pots
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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