SETTING THESAURUS

RUN-DOWN APARTMENT



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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:
Small rooms
Low ceilings with water stains
Grimy windows
Peeling linoleum floors
Ripped wallpaper
Cabinet doors that hang askew
Open cabinets where the broken doors have been removed
A rust-stained sink
A general lack of storage
Cluttered surfaces
Clothes strewn about
Dishes piled in the sink
Stained walls and cabinetry
Drawers that don't close all the way
Mismatched furniture
Sparse furnishings
Outdated appliances
Dirty baseboards
Cobwebby corners
Crooked blinds
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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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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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