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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 parking lot
An outdoor basketball court
A grassy area for soccer or flag football games
A playground
An indoor or outdoor pool
Red metal bike racks
An information desk at the entrance
An indoor gymnasium with bleachers
Fitness areas including a weight room, a room for yoga, martial arts, dance classes, etc.
Tennis courts
Locker rooms and public restrooms
Drinking fountains
A corkboard with announcements and class schedules
Administrative offices
Motivational posters on the walls
Children or adults participating in different classes such as painting, ceramics, tumbling, gymnastics, Pilates, etc.
Children engaged in various after-school activities (doing homework, eating snacks, playing board games, playing sports, 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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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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