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:
Curved cement walls
Rusted metal grates and pipes
Mesh debris collectors
Standing water
Canals and tunnels
Larger reservoirs
Raised walkways
Manhole access points with narrow metal ladders
Graffiti
Oily water and pollution foam
Waterlogged garbage bags
Access chambers and tunnels that branch off the main line
Shadows
Mold and algae
Dripping water from pipe seams
Rats, spiders, cockroaches, beetles, and centipedes
Drug paraphernalia
Weak light from grates at the street level
Aqueducts
Slimy walls
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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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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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