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:
A concrete landing with a covered awning
Old gum patches and cigarette butts littering the ground
Two sets of train tracks going in opposite directions separated by a fence
Crumpled food wrappers, paper coffee cups, ticket stubs and other trash spotting the gravel rail bed
A yellow paint line at the edge of the track for safety
Bicycles in bike racks
Stairs and an elevator leading to an overhead walkway that passengers use to get to the opposite track
Newspaper racks
Garbage cans, benches, and ticket machines
People sitting or sleeping on benches
Buskers playing musical instruments with a collection hat or tin
Signage (no skateboarding, no littering, etc.)
A security call box for emergencies
Water fountains and public washrooms
Train schedules and map routes posted on the wall
A rack of paper schedules
Digital signs announcing the estimated arrival time for the next train
A clock
Mechanical and electrical rooms
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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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