Hi all! Had a couple questions for anyone familiar with Louisiana!
1. My ms is set in a fictional LA (Louisiana, not Los Angeles
) suburb and I currently have the campus structured like mine was in CA--with several buildings and classes opening up right into open, outdoor hallways. Instead of, say, one big building and all the classrooms opening up into indoor hallways. (Think indoor mall vs. outdoor mall). My beta was confused at my characters walking out of their classrooms and being hit by a blast of heat from the sun, but she's from the east coast where it's too cold for open campus layouts. I've looked up some images and it seems like there's a few that look more open, but I just wanted to make sure I'm in the clear.
2. I should also have been able to find this on my own, but for whatever reason, searching this has left me still a little unsure--I currently have my character living near some woods with a river going through it (they can be wetland-esque, but they walk through them, not boat), and I wanted to make sure that's okay. A lot of times when I look up "Louisiana woods" it brings me images of swamps and boats, but I need to make sure there's some regular old woods there too.
If anyone has any information, i'd really appreciate it. I've already done most of the research, i just want to make sure I don't have any glitches.