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 reception desk
Desks with computers, phones, pads of paper, pens and office supplies, stacks of paper and files
File cabinets
A water cooler with paper cups
Reference books and binders, newspapers and other media papers available to staff
Computer monitors with sticky notes plastered on them
Journalists eating lunch at their desks
Jackets thrown over chairs
Mounted TV monitors around the room tuned into local and word new stations
Police scanners
Workstation pods where many reporters work in close proximity to each other
Whiteboards where schedules and upcoming events are recorded
An intake area filled with computers and servers that store incoming transmissions
A conference room (sparse décor, plain chairs in rows, a lectern)
A control room (mixers, control boards, microphones, multiple monitors, headphones, audio equipment)
Printers
Potted plants and other touches of décor
A break room (tables and chairs, a microwave, a refrigerator, etc.)
A broadcast room with anchors sitting behind a long desk
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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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