SETTING THESAURUS

TROPICAL ISLAND



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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:
Sandy beaches that vary in color depending on the location
Tall palm trees
Lush undergrowth including ferns and fronds, pineapple bushes, and banana trees sagging under the weight of fruit
Rippling water in varying shades of blue and green
Dark shadows passing beneath the water
Starfish and spiny sea urchins clinging to rocks
Pelicans diving for fish
Footprints leaving trails in the wet sand
Seashells and seaweed strewn along the tideline
Surf crashing against a black reef, tossing up spray
Driftwood fragments
Stray coconuts rolling in the surf or dotting the sand
Docks leading out into the ocean
Nearby islands that are hazy with distance
People on towels or recliners stretched out to sunbathe
Private huts and bungalows on the beach or set out over the water
Large resorts and golf courses
Rental services for bicycles, wave runners, umbrellas, catamarans, surfboards, snorkeling equipment, etc.
Winding roads
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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