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 vast space cleared of trees and vegetation
A perimeter of trees or shrubs to screen the quarry from view (in urban areas)
A giant pit that has been dug into the ground
Straight sides or graduated sides that look like steps rising upward
Striated walls of different colored rock (red, pink, white, yellow, gray, black)
Dirt roads leading to different parts of the quarry
Piles of rubble
Stone slabs
Huge mounds of sand and gravel
Tractors, bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, cranes, and other heavy equipment
Pick-up trucks
Empty wooden pallets
A series of conveyor belts carrying materials from one place to another
Scaffolding
Pooling water
Dust clouds
Plumes of dust billowing up after an explosion
An administrative trailer
A parking area for personal vehicles
Construction cones and roped-off areas
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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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