SETTING THESAURUS

TEENAGER'S BEDROOM



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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:
A narrow unmade bed
A nightstand with a clock radio and a music player
A desk (with piles of study notes, graded tests and quizzes, an open laptop, a phone and charger, a lamp, pens and pencils)
A mirror
Clothing strewn across the floor
A dresser (sporting makeup and nail polish, hair products and supplies, deodorant, aftershave, stray coins, a wallet)
Framed pictures of friends topping a chest of drawers
A purse hung over the back of a desk chair
A rug on the floor
Balled up or orphaned socks
A closet (with shoes lined up in a row or thrown together in a jumble, shelving, clothing on hangers, old books, board games, stuffed animals or other childhood keepsakes, folded sweaters, belts, a bathrobe hanging off the door, a mirror on the inside of the door)
Trophies and medals on a shelf
Sports equipment
A duffel bag
A backpack
A hidden stash (of alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, magazines)
An overflowing garbage can
Empty water bottles and energy drink cans
Stacks of dirty plates and bowls
Stains on the carpet
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