SETTING THESAURUS

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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:
Inside: 
Packed hallways and rooms
People sitting on the stairs
Beer cans and bottles left on tables
A blasting stereo
Haze from cigarettes or pot
Strung lights that shed colors across living room furniture
Popcorn and chip fragments ground into the carpet
People forming a line to use the bathroom
People crowding onto couches and chairs or jumping chaotically to the music
Groups standing around a pool table and cheering players on
Snack bowls (chips, pretzels, popcorn) left on tables
Steady traffic to the fridge in the kitchen or coolers in the garage
Drink spills on the counters
A bag of ice sitting in the sink
Discarded red plastic cups everywhere
Girls sitting on the kitchen island
Pizza boxes stacked on a counter or living room table
Couples standing close together (flirting, arguing, making out, etc.)
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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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