SETTING THESAURUS

HERBALIST'S SHOP (SPECULATIVE)



Never struggle with Show-and-Tell again. Sign up and activate your free trial, Sign in as a subscriber to view the Setting Thesaurus in its entirety, or visit the Table of Contents to explore unlocked entries.

START MY 2-WEEK FREE TRIAL

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 sign above the door depicting herbs or a mortar and pestle
Dried bunches of flowers and herbs hanging from the roof
A mortar and pestle
Cheesecloth
A knife and cutting board
A butcher’s block table
A water barrel
Shelves with glass jars filled with seeds, ground roots, and powders
Vessels for oils and elixirs
Clay pots filled with dried pods, bark shavings, and fungi
A jar filled with honeycomb
Bottles of resins and pastes
Lidded pots on the fire leaking steam
A tea kettle
Unidentifiable shapes steeping in pots of brown liquid
A stone fireplace blackened by char
A firewood bin
High rafters laced with spiderwebs
Cloak hooks
An assortment of spoons, tongs, knives, and rollers
...

SOUNDS:
...

SMELLS:
...

TASTES:
...

TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
...

POSSIBLE SOURCES OF CONFLICT:
...

PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
...

SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
...

RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
...

SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
...

TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES USED:
...

DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
...