SETTING THESAURUS

RAZED CITY STREET



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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:
Shattered office building windows with broken blinds and debris fluttering out
Gaping holes in buildings, exposing its innards to the elements (smashed cubical walls, broken desks, filing cabinets tipped over, computer stations left askew)
Buildings missing giant sections, barely still standing, or ending in a jagged column where upper floors cease to exist
Smoke bleeding out of broken skylights and shattered building entrance ways
Roofs caved in, balconies ripped away from buildings
Exposed beams and framing, eavesdrop hanging loose
Mortar heaped in dusty piles, crushing everything beneath
Roof tiles scattered across the street, cornices broken, dormers caved in
Quoins missing from building corners, chunks of building facades broken away and cracks spider-webbing through what remains
Shattered decorative building columns
Exposed pipes
Wiring spilling out of buildings
Water spraying from broken mains, flooding in the streets, sewage back ups
Debris (signs, metal, re-bar, concrete, brick, glass, wood, cobbles, etc.) littering the streets
Parked cars smashed, flipped, or crushed (some with lights flashing if alarms were triggered)
Cracks in the sidewalks and roadways
Dust and glass coating every surface
Gaping holes in the street from an impact (bombs, heavy debris falling, etc.)
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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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