SETTING THESAURUS

POOL HALL



Never struggle with Show-and-Tell again. Sign up and activate your free trial, Sign in as a subscriber to view the Setting Thesaurus in its entirety, or visit the Table of Contents to explore unlocked entries.

START MY 2-WEEK FREE TRIAL

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:
Neon beer signs and low lighting
Tinted or grimy windows
Rows of pool tables with green felt
Balls lined up for the break
Wall racks for pool cues and rests
Chalk squares (blue being the most common) sitting on the rails
A bar with stools
Shot glasses, beer bottles, and drinks resting on small tables along the walls 
Jackets slung over chairs and stools or hanging from wall hooks
Cues leaning against the wall as a patron take a swig of his drink
Waitresses in tight clothing
A juke box or sound system
TVs bolted in corners
An ATM machine and several gaming machines lined up against the wall
Video games, pinball machines, and a foosball table
Washrooms
A small kitchen
A bartender manning drinks surrounded by bottles of different types of alcohol
Crumpled bills on tables
Dirty glasses piled in the middle of a table
...

SOUNDS:
...

SMELLS:
...

TASTES:
...

TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
...

POSSIBLE SOURCES OF CONFLICT:
...

PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
...

SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
...

...

SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
...

TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES USED:
...

DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
...