I can’t quite decide whether this library more closely resembles a cathedral or parliament. Throw your characters into the midst of this room and they will feel awed to be sure. But who they are on the inside will determine whether that awe is twinged with reverence and humility, or shame and intimidation.

Considering your characters emotional reactions to places such as museums, libraries, churches or cemeteries will help you to understand your character personality, background and motivations. Places like these show our basic feelings towards central human concepts: art, knowledge, religion and death. Get to know your character better by putting them in these spaces. Sense their emotions and thoughts as they navigate the area.