Continuing editing this week - returned over Chapter 1944 before moving back into 1945.
I spent time researching several facts, beginning with vehicles likely to be plying the roads in 1944, like the Ford Coupe. Of course, then I found myself cruising through ads about collectors' vehicles and before you know it I was way off task.
A small part of the story involves Glenelg Primary School and I was pleasantly surprised to find an online resource celebrating the history of the school: https://www.glenelgps.sa.edu.au/our-community/history/
The school ran a range of different activities around visiting submarines and marches, and raising donations for the war effort.
I checked architectural housing styles: https://www.alexarealestate.com.au/re…/adelaide-house-styles
to ensure places were accurately described in style.
I also went back into researching favourite serials on radio at the time, including The Witch's Tale, Dad and Dave and The Lawsons (that show went on to become Blue Hills).
Looking for synonyms for repeated words was also part of the process during the week. I also began to explore the central character reflecting on various events, looking to add dimension to the character.
A slow continuation from last week, but editing is never glamorous.
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