SETTING THESAURUS

PATIO DECK



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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:
A ground-level stonework area or raised wooden space with a view of the backyard
A hot tub
A table and chairs
Flower boxes
Planters and hanging baskets providing bursts of color
A trellis or pergola with climbing vines
An awning or umbrella covering part of the area
A mix of sun and shadow as sunlight filters down through the trees around the patio
Doors leading to the inside of the house
A grill
A fireplace or fire pit
A pile of firewood
An outdoor seating area (sofas, cushioned chairs, a coffee table, decorative pillows)
A box to store seat cushions and pillows
Scattered toys on the lawn
An outdoor clock on the wall
A thermometer
Tiki torches and citronella candles
Deck lighting
An outdoor bar with stools
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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