SETTING THESAURUS

OFFICE CUBICLE



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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:
Gray wall dividers for privacy
A name plate on each desk or fastened to the wall by the entrance
A desk and rolling chair
A stapler, scissors, pens, notepads, highlighters, and other office supplies
A computer, printer, headset, calculator, and phone
Tangled electrical cords
Pictures in frames
A paperweight
A wastebasket
A mug on a coaster
A bottle of water or can of soda
Snacks from home or purchased in a vending machine
File cabinets with magnets stuck to them
An inbox and stacks of papers or files
Knickknacks and personal items such as collectible figures, small toys, or other fun things that show off the owner’s personality and interests
A child’s crayon drawings tacked to the wall
A college or sport banner
Postcards and posters fixed to the dividing walls
Yellow or pink sticky notes stuck to the desk or around the computer screen
A box of tissues
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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