SETTING THESAURUS

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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:
Dust motes floating in the air
Shafts of light filtering through dirty windows or cracks between the siding and roof beams
A work table
Lawn tools leaning in the corner (rakes, shovels, hoes, sledge hammers, post diggers, brooms, axes, hedge clippers)
Stacked paint cans
Painting supplies (brushes of various sizes, metal pans, paint stirrers, drop cloths, masking tape)
A lawn mower
Tool boxes and stray tools (hammers, saws, a file, a level, measuring tapes, wrenches, screwdrivers, ratchets, a socket set)
Old bikes
Folded-up lawn chairs
A chainsaw
Garden tools (a spade, gloves, a ratty sunhat, a claw)
Dirty flower pots
Garden hoses
Rolled-up twine and extension cords
Winter car chains and spare tires
Bags of lawn fertilizer and potting soil
Coffee cans or mason jars filled with odds and ends (nails, nuts, bolts, screws, hooks, magnets, washers)
Oil and gas cans
Power tools (sanders, a miter saw, a table saw, drills)
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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