SETTING THESAURUS

TRUCK STOP



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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 sizable parking lot filled with big vehicles (semitrailers, motor homes, buses, cars pulling trailers or campers, moving trucks)
Flags flying on rooftops
A convenience store that sells trucker merchandise (small electronics such as coffee makers and TV/DVD players, portable heaters, videos, audio books, music, road maps, CBs, satellite radio receivers, laundry detergent)
A sit-down diner
Fast food restaurants
Bathrooms
Shower facilities
A laundromat
An arcade
Truck and car washes
A motel nearby
Neon signs and bright lights
Tall interstate signs indicating the restaurants and services that are provided at a given exit
Lines of trucks at the fuel islands
Truckers crossing the parking lot
Truck lights reflecting off wet asphalt
Pavement stained with grease and oil
Puddles
Drivers walking their dogs on small green spaces
Big rigs with the hoods up
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