SETTING THESAURUS

HIKING TRAIL



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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 meandering dirt or stone path
Plants and ferns on either side of the trail
Mossy rocks
A trail passing between sheer rock faces
Breathtaking views
Tree roots crisscrossing the path
Branches hanging over the trail
Overgrown sections where hikers must push through the shrubbery
Half-buried pebbles and stones
Fallen leaves and twigs
Wildflowers
Berry bushes
Broken spiderwebs drifting in the breeze
Areas of shade and sunlight
Signposts
Footbridges or logs placed over streams and ravines
Shallow creeks that must be crossed on foot
Small puddles formed by rainwater
Rivulets of rainwater trickling along the path
Fallen tree trunks that have been moved to the side of the trail
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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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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES USED:
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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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