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:
Bench seats
Smudged glass windows that throw back reflections
Folding or sliding doors
Leather hand loops dangling from the ceiling
Vertical poles that extend from the floor to the ceiling
Handrails
Air vents
Posters and advertisements on the walls
Public service notices
Graffiti
Passengers doing their best to avoid making eye contact
Friends chatting
Texting or watching a video on a phone together
Duct tape sealing rips in the seats
Commuters holding bags or briefcases
A parent holding a young child on their lap
Litter and pea gravel on the floor
Narrow doors between cars
Bright lights that occasionally flicker or skip before coming back on
Dark tunnels
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SOUNDS:
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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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TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES USED:
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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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