SETTING THESAURUS

PASTURE



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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 paddock of mixed grasses and clover
Grazing animals (sheep, cows, horses)
Clumps of animal manure
Flies
Rocks
Fence posts and barbed wire
Rutted tracks from farm tractors and vehicles cutting through the pasture
Dust plumes following trucks as they rush past on an adjacent gravel road
Wildflowers adding spots of color
A stand of scraggly trees
A ravine or slough where water builds up when it rains
A farmhouse or farm buildings in the distance
Tractors and farm equipment working the nearby fields
A creek framed by cattails cutting across the pasture
Gophers popping out of holes
Ant mounds rising out of the ground
Birds flying overhead
Coyotes on the prowl for food
Rabbits and mice running for cover

SOUNDS:
Breezes shushing through the grass
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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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