SETTING THESAURUS

SWAMP



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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:
Black-trunked trees with water dripping down the bark
Rotting vegetation
Scummy water
Tall reeds
Bullfrogs and toads
Slugs and leeches
Catfish, craw fish, crayfish, shrimp, and snakes
Beetles, spiders, flies, mosquitoes, and clouds of gnats
Cicadas
Lizards, crocodiles, and alligators
Swooping bats
Bears and otters
Slimy algae and pea-colored duckweed
Dead trees
Frilly green ferns
Brackish water
Muddy banks
Lily pads
Worms and snails
Egrets, osprey, owls, cranes, and woodpeckers
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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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