SETTING THESAURUS

PIRATE SHIP (SPECULATIVE)



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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:
Mast, sails, rigging, an anchor, chains
Sealed barrels of salted fish and meat
Coils of rope
Tarps and rope pegs
A wooden fore deck, main deck, and aft deck
Steps and ladders below deck
Bilges with swampy-looking water
A ballast, helm, and crow’s nest
Grapple hooks
Rudders and oars
Buckets, brushes, rags, and other cleaning supplies
A masthead
The ship's name carved or burned into the side of the hull
Sacks of salt, onions, potatoes, dried fruit, flour, apples, and root vegetables
Barrels and bladders of water
Casks of oil
Alcohol
Sleeping hammocks
Chests and cabinets
Pegs on the walls to hang clothing
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SMELLS:
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TASTES:
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TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
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POSSIBLE SOURCES OF CONFLICT:
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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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TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES USED:
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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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