SETTING THESAURUS

SMALL TOWN STREET



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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:
Orderly parked cars
Striped awnings shading the storefronts
Colorful and welcoming displays in store windows
Well-tended small businesses (a deli, coffee shop, clothing store, specialty gift shop, bakery, ice cream parlor, etc.)
A post office
Pedestrians strolling along and stopping to talk to people they know
Intersections with streetlights or four-way stops
Single lane traffic with faded pavement markings
Quiet crosswalks
Light posts with hooks, holding colorful flower baskets
Sapling trees spaced out along the sidewalk
Garbage cans painted by local artists to beautify the street
Turnstile parking meters
People walking dogs or pushing strollers as they window shop
Kids on bikes or skateboards
Store doors that are propped open
Planters filled with colorful flowers and trailing ivy
Signs in windows proclaiming a sale within
Cracks in the sidewalk with grass tufts poking through
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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