SETTING THESAURUS

USED CAR DEALERSHIP



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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:
Rows of vehicles (cars, trucks and minivans) in various colors and models
Price placards propped against the dashboard or written on a window sticker
Shiny paint and chrome glimmering in the sun
Strings of colorful plastic flags that flap in the wind
Clusters of balloons tethered to antennas or posts
A rare or antique car on a raised platform to showcase it better
Inflatable tubes that flap and dance as air flows through them
Blow-up mascot characters that tower over the lot to draw the attention of those driving by
A building with glass walls
Taglines (The best deals in town! or Drive off with an incredible bargain today!) written on the glass windows in florescent paint
Salespeople taking customers through the lot or arranging for test drives
Big sale signs announcing financing deals
A paved entry and exit
A car wash area
A mechanic’s bay
A customer parking area
A few flower pots or other generic landscaping touches
Oil stains on the pavement

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