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:
Curtain-framed windows letting in natural light
Couches
An overstuffed chair with a throw blanket folded over the arm
Throw pillows
Lamps on end tables
Coffee mugs and drink cups sitting on coasters
A television sitting on a console or mounted to the wall
Other electronic devices (a DVD player, a receiver for a satellite system, gaming systems)
Wall speakers
An area rug
A coffee table
A half-read book upside down on the arm of a couch
Remotes
Shelving (holding books, knickknacks, picture frames)
Pictures and artwork on the walls
A fireplace with the typical accessories (a pile of logs, a hearth and mantle, a shovel and poker)
Scorch marks in the rug from sparks popping out of the fire
A mantle lined with memorabilia (picture frames, trophies, keepsakes, urns, flower arrangements)
A box for toys
Toys strewn across the floor
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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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