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:
Well-worn seats
Stained or dirty floor mats
Candy and gum wrappers, receipts, crumpled napkins, and other trash on the floor
A semi-crushed tissue box above the back seat
A prominently displayed driver’s license
Smudged windows
A digital meter
Signs regarding passenger conduct and legal disclaimers
A cell phone and radio for contacting dispatch
A beverage in the driver's cup holder 
A pen hanging from the dashboard on a string
Air freshener hanging from the rearview mirror
Dust, dirt, and sand on the floor mats
A cracked or pitted windshield
A clipboard with paper on it sitting on the dashboard
A credit card machine
An envelope full of receipts and tips
A sign stating that tips are appreciated
A magazine or newspaper on the front passenger seat
Takeout containers of food
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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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