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:
Dim light shining from a lamp
A crib with a colorful mobile hanging overhead
Other baby furniture (a changing table, diaper pail, dresser, etc.)
A clothes hamper
A nightlight spilling a halo across the room
A rocking chair
A baby swing
The baby’s name on a plaque or spelled out in decorative letters on a pastel wall
Themed artwork or murals (a fantasy theme, bumblebees, a popular fairytale character, etc.)
Stuffed animals with satin ribbon bows
Pictures in frames
Knickknacks
A baby monitor
Baskets of supplies
Diapers and wipes
Burp cloths
Safety nail clippers
A comb and brush set
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TASTES:
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TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
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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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