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:
Sturdy tables and chairs
Older couches
A tray of goodies brought in by a parent or staff member
Fake or real plants
A coffee machine
A kitchenette area (stove, microwave, fridge, sink, dish soap, counter, a paper towel dispenser)
Cutlery
Coffee fixings (a coffee maker, cream, sugar, teabags)
Washrags and tea towels
Upside-down coffee mugs left to dry on a towel
Water bottles
Papers laid out to grade on a table
A garbage can
A soda machine
Teachers eating lunch
Half-empty lunch trays
Perspiring soda cans
A school event board with sign-up sheets
Inspirational posters
A telephone
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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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