SETTING THESAURUS

HUNTING CABIN



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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 wood pile
A cutting stump surrounded by wood chips
A fire pit
An outhouse
A covered well
Thickets and trees reclaiming the land
Long grasses and wild flowers nodding against the cabin's rough log walls
Mud and grass chinking between each log
A drooping roof covered in dead leaves and twigs
Abandoned bird nests under the eaves
A half-rotten step leading to a warped doorframe
A front door that hangs crooked on its hinges
A wood plank floor
Discolored spots on the floor from rainwater leaking through the roof
A rusty kerosene lantern hanging off a hook
A wood burning or propane cooking stove
A stone fireplace filled with ash and sooty log remnants
A gun rack by the door
Guns leaning against the wall or in a corner
Rough plywood shelves holding necessary items such as mismatched cups, a dented kettle, pots and pans, tarnished silverware, and serving utensils
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