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:
A waterway that opens up to a larger body of water
Concrete sidewalks or rock land barriers
Piers and narrow wooden docks stretching out into the water
Various-sized boats lined up along sidewalks and piers
Nylon ropes tying watercraft to cleats
Gentle waves that rock the boats
Wooden pilings wrapped in rubber bumpers
Barnacles on the pilings at the waterline
Metal ladders hanging off the docks and extending into the water
Plastic storage bins
Water hoses and spigots
Garbage cans and receptacles for depositing oil and grease
Life preservers, fire extinguishers, and anti-slip mats
People lugging fishing paraphernalia onboard
Boaters in beach wear prepping their boats for sailing or returning them to dock (carrying supplies aboard, rinsing the decks, waxing, etc.)
Sun sparkling on the water, throwing bright chips of light against boat exteriors
Fish darting around the pilings
Gleaming chrome and silver bits
Bare masts reaching into the sky
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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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