[SOLO] Raspberry Jam by Carolyn Wells - ke

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SaraHale
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Post by SaraHale » August 6th, 2019, 1:40 am

Raspberry Jam by Carolyn Wells (1862 - 1942).


This is the 11th book featuring the distinguished detective, Fleming Stone.

When a titan of industry is found dead in his locked bedroom without evidence of natural death. The doctors and the police are trying to figure out who the murder is from among the suspects. And it isn't an easy job, for each suspect either have a motive but no opportunity or have an opportunity but no motive. And to make matters worse, one of the victim's relative claims to have seen the dead man's ghost, whose appearance corresponded with a remarkable taste and smell of raspberry jam. ( SaraHale )
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5335
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    Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction/Detective Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Mystery, detective fiction, carolyn wells, fleming stone, locked room mystery

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Last edited by SaraHale on August 8th, 2019, 3:32 am, edited 1 time in total.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by SaraHale » August 6th, 2019, 1:46 am

The wonderful narrator, Campbell (lymiewithpurpose), has kindly agreed to DPL this book. Thank you so much!! :9:

I've picked a Special PL Level and added CC which stands for Constructive Criticism sought. So, you are free to speak your mind. :mrgreen:

Let us do our best with our SOLOs. :thumbs:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » August 6th, 2019, 7:12 am

DPL checking in! I will do my best to PL as carefully as you wish, of course feel free to give me feedback. I can't wait to begin this with you!
Campbell
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Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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Post by SaraHale » August 6th, 2019, 7:17 am

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 7:12 am
DPL checking in! I will do my best to PL as carefully as you wish, of course feel free to give me feedback. I can't wait to begin this with you!
Thanks!! Same here! :9:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by kathrinee » August 6th, 2019, 11:37 am

I can set this up for you :)

ETA:

Here we go! At some point before you finish, please write your own blurb or find one that is PD for our catalog.

Please holler if you need anyhting :thumbs:
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Post by SaraHale » August 6th, 2019, 11:47 am

kathrinee wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 11:37 am
I can set this up for you :)

ETA:

Here we go! At some point before you finish, please write your own blurb or find one that is PD for our catalog.

Please holler if you need anyhting :thumbs:
Hey Kathrine,

Thanks so much!!! Sure, I'll write a different one. I'm not good with writing summaries but at the same time didn't want to leave it blank. :D
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by SaraHale » August 7th, 2019, 3:26 am

kathrinee wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 11:37 am
At some point before you finish, please write your own blurb or find one that is PD for our catalog.
Hey Kathrine,

Here's another blurb, I re-worded the Goodread's blurb.
This is the 11th book featuring the distinguished detective, Fleming Stone.

When a titan of industry is found dead in his locked bedroom without evidence of natural death. The doctors and the police are trying to figure out who the murder is from among the suspects. And it isn't an easy job, for each suspect either have a motive but no opportunity or have an opportunity but no motive. And to make matters worse, one of the victim's relative claims to have seen the dead man's ghost, whose appearance corresponded with a remarkable taste and smell of raspberry jam.
I hope it's okay. If you don't like it, I'd be happy to change it. :D
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by kathrinee » August 7th, 2019, 1:59 pm

Looks good to me :D Thanks!

ETA
Hang on tight while I move us over to Going Solo
Kathrine

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Post by SaraHale » August 8th, 2019, 4:35 am

Hey Kathrine,

I'm glad you liked the new blurb. :thumbs: I've added it to the main post.

Have a nice day!
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by SaraHale » August 8th, 2019, 4:37 am

Hey Campbell,

Chapter 1 is Ready for PL

Let me know what you think. :D
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » August 8th, 2019, 9:31 am

Yay! Lovely recording, I can't wait to see where this goes. I can already feel the author setting up the plot for the mystery.

You told me to be blunt with PLing, so I was pretty picky. Again, feel free to ignore some of these notes and give me feedback on if you want me to ignore certain types and stuff.

3:13 – “and Aunt Abby sighed resignedly”, heard residingly
4:32 – pronunciation note (let me know if you want me to hold back on this, I only mentioned ones I thought you could change), “You can’t monopolize the willpower of the whole family”, stress should be on mo-NO-po-lize
6:21 - “Conventions mean nothing to me!”, sounded more like convinctions
7:47 – “Trail round the streets and alleys after a fool mountebank!”, rather than pronouncing as two separate words, should be more of a ‘mount-ah-bank’
9:10 – “she permitted herself any lapses from conventional laws that recommended themselves to her inclination”, here it sounded more like ‘lows’
12:37 – “somewhat like those of Petruchio toward Katherine”, pronounced with the ch sounding like a k
12:48 – “Sanford Embury grew more so and by harder words and more scathing sarcasms he”, heard ‘scanting’
13:50 – “This inconvenienced the Emburys”, heard ‘inconvinced’
14:51 – “desires was to have a Reading given at the Embury home by the Swami Ramananda”, heard ‘Ramadanda’
17:59 – “I’ll take Ferdinand with me to-morrow!”, heard ‘Ferninand’
18:05 – “who was also Embury’s valet and a general household steward”, pronounced ‘valei’
18: 35 – “Ferdinand”, heard ‘Fernand’
21:22 – “the Metropolitan Athletic Club can’t stoop to such entertainments”, heard ‘metropolin’
22:46 - “Alvord Hendricks would walk the plank if you invited him to do so!” heard ‘Hendrickson’
25:27 – Same note as above (Hendricks)
33:39 – Same note as above (Hendricks)
35:06 – Same note as above (Hendricks)

Now to constructive criticism. Overall I thought it was very well read and nicely expressive. The one thing I did have a hard time with was distinguishing which characters were talking. I thought you did a nice job distinguishing between male and female characters, but I could not tell the females apart or the males apart. This ties into my second note, which can help solve the first. I think that your dialogue lines were a tad close together, and maybe allowing for just a little bit more space in between lines could help a bit.

Sorry, I know this was a lot, please let me know if you want me to hold back on anything!
Campbell
Constructive criticism always welcome

Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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Post by SaraHale » August 8th, 2019, 9:53 am

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 9:31 am
Yay! Lovely recording, I can't wait to see where this goes. I can already feel the author setting up the plot for the mystery.

You told me to be blunt with PLing, so I was pretty picky. Again, feel free to ignore some of these notes and give me feedback on if you want me to ignore certain types and stuff.

Now to constructive criticism. Overall I thought it was very well read and nicely expressive. The one thing I did have a hard time with was distinguishing which characters were talking. I thought you did a nice job distinguishing between male and female characters, but I could not tell the females apart or the males apart. This ties into my second note, which can help solve the first. I think that your dialogue lines were a tad close together, and maybe allowing for just a little bit more space in between lines could help a bit.

Sorry, I know this was a lot, please let me know if you want me to hold back on anything!
Hey Campbell,

Thank you!!! This is exactly what I want. So, please don't hold back. I know it means more work for you. But I want it to turn out well.

I'll take more time before I can edit them. I think I'll be able to do it on Sunday.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » August 8th, 2019, 10:01 am

SaraHale wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 9:53 am
I know it means more work for you. But I want it to turn out well.
That's exactly how I feel with my solos! And I honestly don't mind the extra work at all. I just don't ever want you to feel discouraged by the amount and type of notes, because you are doing an incredible job and my notes are very nit picky. So just keep me updated!
Campbell
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Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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Post by SaraHale » August 22nd, 2019, 10:21 am

Hey Campbell,

I'd like to apologize for the late edit. My lame excuse is that I got cold feet. :?

I hope that I've done well with the editing and not cause you more trouble. I've fixed them all except Petruchio and the silences.

I'll pay extra attention to the silences in the next chapters.

It's a great thing I have a deadline for myself. I may have taken a long time to upload. :oops:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » August 22nd, 2019, 1:48 pm

SaraHale wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 10:21 am
Hey Campbell,

I'd like to apologize for the late edit. My lame excuse is that I got cold feet. :?

I hope that I've done well with the editing and not cause you more trouble. I've fixed them all except Petruchio and the silences.

I'll pay extra attention to the silences in the next chapters.

It's a great thing I have a deadline for myself. I may have taken a long time to upload. :oops:
Take your time! Editing is no fun, it's my least favorite part. Overall, nice work! There were a few that I heard little to no difference on. I tried to be more detailed on it, but by all means feel free to ignore if you can't change it:

3:13 – resignedly, I heard it slightly differently this time. I think you’re trying to force it into 2 syllables when it should actually be 4 (‘re-si-ned-ly’)

4:32 – heard no change (still heard monopoLIZE vs moNOpolize), very insignificant edit

13:51 – ‘inconvenienced’, heard no difference, again I think you may be trying to condense syllables instead of ‘in-con-vee-nienced’

21:22 – heard no difference, condensing syllables instead of ‘me-tro-pol-i-tan’
Campbell
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Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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