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:
Outside: 
An angular structure made of concrete or stone (that can be humble or grand in size and style)
Columns
A door (made of stone, wrought iron gating, or wood)
A small window to let in light
Grass and trees
Nearby gravestones
Flowers and wreaths
A surname etched into the stone over the doorway
Discolored stones (from mildew, bird excrement, water stains)
Climbing ivy
Moss growing in cracks in the stone
Statuary
Religious symbols carved into the external surface (crosses, angels, praying hands)
Iron fences
Piles of leaves gathering in corners
People gathering around a neighboring grave in remembrance
Picnickers on a hill overlooking the graveyard to enjoy the beauty of an old graveyard and commemorate the passing of a loved one
Artists with sketchbooks
Golf carts for maintenance carrying lawn waste and tools
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SOUNDS:
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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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