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 dirt arena surrounded by bleachers or stadium seating
Metal fencing separating the audience from the arena
People riding bucking broncos and bulls
Barrel racers maneuvering a series of barrels
Riders chasing down and lassoing a calf or steer
Steer wrestling
A water truck spraying the ground to lessen dust
Flying flags
Dust clouds being kicked up
Participants in traditional dress (ten-gallon hats, boots, button-down shirts, belt buckles, bandannas, jeans and chaps) with numbers pinned to their shirts
Branded or tagged livestock
Numbered chutes and stalls
Livestock in pens
Rodeo clowns distracting the bulls and jumping into empty barrels
Digital timers on display
Ads posted around the perimeter of the arena
Hay bales
A parking lot full of pick-up trucks and horse trailers
Portable toilets
A dance floor
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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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