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 hatch-type door that slants into a grassy hillside and leads down into the ground
Exposed pipes with mesh to allow for drainage and airflow ventilation
Cement casing walls and steps leading down into the earth
A secondary door at the bottom of the stairs
A floor made of bricks or concrete with a drain
A floor made of dirt with cement brick walls
Wood shelving holding glass jars of fruit (cherries, peaches, jams, pickles, tomatoes, pears)
Bins or crates holding root vegetables and fruit (potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips, radishes, cabbages, squash, onions, apples, pears)
Buckets of dry beans
Loops of curing sausages and other meats
Dusty canning jars with dates scrawled on the lid
Canning supplies
A temperature and moisture gauge
Clumps of dried dirt on the floor

SOUNDS:
Voices echoing in a small space
Boots scraping on the rough floor
Hollow wails as the wind catches the edge of an air vent
The thump of a dropped potato on the floor
The papery crinkle of a dried onion skin
Glass jars clinking as they are lined up on a shelf
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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