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:
A pool of standing water
Lily pads and water lilies floating on the surface
Reeds and long grasses standing out of the water
Weeds and wildflowers (dandelions, daisies, wild strawberries, clover blooms, bluebells) growing along the edge
A muddy bank strewn with rocks and pebbles
Algae fuzzing up rocks below the surface
Broken branches half-in and half-out of the water
Waterlogged sticks floating at the pond’s edge
Trees growing around the shore
Leaves floating on the water’s surface
Minnows and tadpoles swimming in the shallows
Frogs leaping into the water
A variety of water birds (herons, egrets, ducks, geese, swans)
Swirling water as air bubbles drift up
Water striders skating over the surface
Snakes slithering along the top of the water
Alligators sunning on the bank
Deer drinking
Rabbits hiding in the nearby grass
Squirrels scrabbling in the trees
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SOUNDS:
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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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