SETTING THESAURUS

TREE HOUSE



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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 rope ladder or boards nailed to the tree trunk to form a ladder
A trapdoor with a latch
Mismatched wooden planks 
A cut-out window with cloth or a t-shirt nailed over it to make curtains
Ratty furniture or plastic crates to sit on
Carpet remnants for a floor rug
A "keep out" sign or club name painted on a wood board plaque
A shelf to hold items like a pocket knife, a candle, flashlights, snacks, and a secret stash of treasures or forbidden items
Toys lying around
Collections of stones, stickers, action figures, coins, or other items
Nails used for pegs to hang up coats
Paper items stashed in plastic bags to protect them from the rain
A simple table with mismatched cups brought from one’s house
Junk food wrappers
Empty soda cans and water bottles
Crumbs or chip fragments dusting the floor or table
A plastic container in the corner to hold comic books and magazines
Ugly cushions or old pillows strewn about for sitting on
Posters nailed to the wall
Names written on or carved into the wall
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