SETTING THESAURUS

TRAILER PARK



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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:
Trailers and mobile homes in close proximity to one another
Homes laid out row by row or sprawling haphazardly across the park
Narrow dirt or gravel roads with ruts
Tiny lawns with spotty grass
Stepping stones going across the grass
Outdoor living areas such as porches that have been added to a trailer, portable canopies, awnings, or a concrete patio
Toolsheds
One's country's flag flying from a post or affixed to the roof
Lawn décor such as flamingos, pinwheels, garden gnomes, wind chimes, bamboo torches, and flower pots
Rusted lawn furniture or plastic chairs on the porch
A ladder leaning against the side of a trailer
Piles of debris (broken furniture, paint buckets, old coolers, bicycle wheels, empty crates, old tires, etc.)
Garbage cans
Trailers with old metal antennae or satellite dishes
Power lines connecting the trailers to power poles
Cement block supports
Wooden lattices closing off the area beneath the trailer
Air conditioning units poking out of windows
Cars covered with tarps
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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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