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:
Exterior:
A fenced-in property for a large residence and other buildings (possibly a guest house, an artist studio, a conservatory or greenhouse, a maintenance building, a stable, etc.)
Robust ivy trailing along brick walls
Manicured hedges framing an entrance
Thick white columns and wide steps
A large, healthy lawn and pruned trees
A gated entrance and security gatehouse
A long circular driveway
An outdoor swimming pool and spa
A gazebo, tennis court, or putting green
A large garage filled with expensive cars
Outdoor stonework patios for entertaining guests
Expansive balconies and rooftop sitting areas
Flower gardens, statues, and fountains
Staff quarters, sheds, and other maintenance buildings

Interior:
An open entryway with high ceilings that are often painted or decorated
Crown molding, chandeliers, and curving stairways
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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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