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:
Tinted or barred windows
Bright interior lighting
Shelving or long mirrors along the back wall
Narrow aisles between shelving units packed with goods such as DVDs, stacks of old records, games for computers or gaming systems, etc.
A variety of goods for purchase such as binoculars, headphones, speakers, TVs, or lawn equipment
Car stereo equipment and speakers
Saws, drills, sanders, air compressors, and other tools
Computers, DVD players, microwaves, toaster ovens, humidifiers, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, and other electronics
Purses, leather jackets, and fur coats
A locked glass-top counter containing expensive goods such as designer sunglasses, watches, rings, chains, cell phones, cameras, tablets, e-readers, and gaming systems
Guitars, drums, amplifiers, keyboards, equalizers, and other musical instruments and equipment
Framed and signed sports memorabilia or collectibles
A variety of sporting equipment including fishing rods, surfboards, an archery bow, in-line skates, bicycles, and helmets
Dolls in collectible boxes
Swords and knives (collectible and tactical)
Remote-controlled vehicles
A locked safe behind the counter
Employees opening up locked cases and turning on equipment to test it for customers
Magnifying glasses for examining merchandise
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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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