SETTING THESAURUS

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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 long wooden table holding the latest project
A stack of lumber piled on the floor or leaning against the wall
Workbenches (with tools, glue, measuring tape, levels, a T-square)
A chair on coasters
Pegboards with hooks for tools
Larger equipment such as a table saw and drill press
A metal cabinet for power tools (drill, sander, circular saw)
A beat-up looking shop vac
Old coffee tins full of screws and nails
Red standing chests with drawers full of tools (a hammer, a screwdriver set, a socket set, drill bits, pliers, files, clips, a soldering kit)
Table clamps
A milk crate filled with spray paint and sealants
Cordless tools and batteries
Fillers
A garbage can
Sawdust on the floor
A fan
A radio
Bright lighting
Pencils in a jar
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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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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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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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