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:
Open bays with cars and trucks raised on lifts
Ramps, blocks, and stacks of tires and rims
Mechanics in boots and grease-stained coveralls
Oil splotches staining the concrete
Employees with black-rimmed fingernails from grease and oil
Hydraulic equipment and air compressor hoses hanging from the ceiling
Work benches along the walls
Water hoses wound around wall spigots
Wrenches, screwdrivers, socket sets, and other tools lying in trays or in tool chest drawers
Engine hoists
Rolling garage bay doors
Rolling tool trolleys
Plastic envelopes containing keys and work orders
Idling cars
Stacked construction cones
Large drums of oil
Oscillating fans on the walls
Safety signs
Clipboards with paperwork and pens attached
Garbage bins filled with crumpled paper towels
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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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