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 door with a number plate and key card entry
An exit plan on the back of the door
A closet containing non-removable hangers, an extra blanket and pillows, an iron and folded-up ironing board, and a safe
A fold-up luggage stand
Patterned carpet with muted stains
Tiled bathroom floors, a shower, sink, and a toilet
Racks for folded towels and extra toilet paper
Fluffy white towels hanging from chrome bars
A tray with complimentary hygiene products
A box of tissue and a plastic-wrapped water glass
A hair dryer attached to the wall
Bright overhead lighting, a large mirror, a robe hanging from a hook on the door
One or two beds with matching bedding and pillows
A nightstand with an alarm clock and lamp
A TV on the wall or on a stand
A telephone
A list of hotel services (room service, laundry, the front desk, concierge) and corresponding phone extensions 
A room service menu
Pamphlets for nearby takeout restaurants
A thermostat and art work on the walls
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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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