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:
Bookshelves filled with books, manuals, and binders
Knickknacks and collectibles that fit the owner's personality (X-Men Bobbleheads, Dragon figurines, snow globes, etc.)
Framed pictures of family members (hanging on the wall, disp[layed on a bookshelf, on a desk corner)
Framed postgraduate degrees on the wall
A corkboard or dry-erase board
Decorative paintings or framed posters that fit the owner's taste in decor
Dusty blinds or sun-bleached curtains
Dead bugs on window ledges
A filing cabinet
A desk with all the electronic devices to do work (computer, printer, monitor, camera, mic, speakers, keyboard, mouse)
Forgotten mugs half-filled with coffee
A water bottle
Dishes from hastily eaten meals
A jar filled with pencils, pens, highlighters, a backscratcher
A candy jar or drawer with a snack stash inside
Spare thumb drives
Post-it notes hanging off the monitor (passwords, reminders, appointments, etc.)
A day planner
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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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