SETTING THESAURUS

VEGETABLE PATCH



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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 fence enclosure to keep deer and rabbits out
A gate for easy access
Carefully tilled rows of healthy plants in various sizes and shades of green
Weeds in need of pulling
Tomato plants held up by metal cages
Pea vines curling through chicken wire and around wooden posts
Frilly carrot tops
Hilled potatoes
Tall corn stalks shuddering when a breeze comes along
Bright lettuce greens
Spiky onion tops
Tall and thorny raspberry bushes loaded with red berries
Strawberry plants dotted with delicate white flowers and green runners
Bees pollinating flowers
Slugs leaving shiny trails on the cement walking paths
Caterpillars chewing holes into lettuce leaves
Fluttering butterflies and moths
Earthworms churning through wet soil
Leaves decaying under bushes
Discolored leaves
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SMELLS:
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TASTES:
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TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
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POSSIBLE SOURCES OF CONFLICT:
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES USED:
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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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