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:
Couches and soft chairs with pillows
Carpeted floors or sleek hardwood and rugs
Lamps, soft lighting, plants, warm colors, and other cozy décor
A dish of candy or mints
Boxes of tissues
A small wastebasket
A bookcase filled with books and personal memorabilia
An office desk covered with the usual supplies (mail trays, a phone, stacks of files, paper pads and pens, a computer and printer, open reference books, a coffee mug, knickknacks)
A burning candle
Uplifting artwork on the walls
Inspirational plaques
A practitioner's license and graduation degree framed on the wall
Windows with the blinds or curtains drawn
Cut flowers or a silk arrangement
A corner or desktop water feature
A filing cabinet
A coffee pot or kettle for tea
A mini fridge that houses bottled water for clients
A coffee table

SOUNDS:
Muffled voices in the hallway or behind closed doors
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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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