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 lush canopy of gleaming leaves
Gently swaying palm fronds and bright snatches of sun and sky beyond
Ropy vines dripping off of tall trees or curling around trunks in suffocating loops
Monkeys dropping half-eaten fruit on the ground
Colorful birds, lizards, snakes, frogs, and bugs
A waterfall feeding into a lagoon pool
Dead leaves knocked loose by the wind and swirling to the ground
Hidden cliffs and rocky outcroppings
Downed trees
Pools of muddy water
Water running in rivulets over the rich soil after a rainfall
A swarm of army ants devouring rotten mangoes that have fallen from a tree
A puma stalking prey from the shadows or sleeping on a high branch
Baboons, gorillas, and howler monkeys foraging and marking their territory
Tigers drifting along animal paths
Boars rooting in the dirt and scraping their tusks against trunks
Stands of tall bamboo
Heavy banana bunches hanging from trees
Dry plant pods dusting the ground
Spiders, leeches, bats, and moths
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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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