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Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter (1863 - 1924).

Freckles is a young man who has been raised since infancy in a Chicago orphanage. His one dream is to find a job, a place to belong and people who accept him despite his youth and the disability of having only one hand. He finds this place in the Limberlost Swamp, as a Limberlost guard of precious timber.

In the process, he discovers a love for the wilderness and animals he encounters every day on his rounds and a burning desire to learn about all the new birds and plants he sees on his rounds every day. He also finds and falls in love with a girl he calls the "Swamp Angel." This is the story of his plucky courage in sticking to his job in the swamp, and his adventures in learning about the natural world he finds himself in every day. He is befriended by the "Bird Woman" and with her help learns to love the Limberlost he has been hired to guard. ( Mary Anderson )
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-Luke Castle
READERS NEEDED!!! Only 10 Sections till to the catalog we go. Freckles
12 sections just abandoned! Men Like God's
Open to Readers! The life of Harriot Stuart
Open to readers The House By The Churchyard

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Post by cowguy02 » March 5th, 2019, 12:13 pm

Hi guys! You may already know me. I'm the annoying one with a LOT of questions. I have been wanting to try BCing for a while now. I have read the articles on the wiki but do understand I WILL have some questions for the MC. I have volunteered as a DPL and reader for some time now so I know how that works. I hope someone picks this up!

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READERS NEEDED!!! Only 10 Sections till to the catalog we go. Freckles
12 sections just abandoned! Men Like God's
Open to Readers! The life of Harriot Stuart
Open to readers The House By The Churchyard

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Post by ej400 » March 6th, 2019, 7:45 am

Hello Luke, I would be willing to DPL this for you if that's alright.

You should probably remove the brackets [ ] around [freckles] and [Gene Stratton Porter].

The summary is copied from the other version of this book (which I'm not sure we can use again?), so I don't know if you'll need to re-write one or not.

Thank you
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Post by cowguy02 » March 6th, 2019, 8:26 am

ej400 wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 7:45 am
Hello Luke, I would be willing to DPL this for you if that's alright.

You should probably remove the brackets [ ] around [freckles] and [Gene Stratton Porter].

The summary is copied from the other version of this book (which I'm not sure we can use again?), so I don't know if you'll need to re-write one or not.

Thank you
Elijah
Yay welcome aboard! Now all we need is... a lot but a MC would be a great start
-Luke Castle
READERS NEEDED!!! Only 10 Sections till to the catalog we go. Freckles
12 sections just abandoned! Men Like God's
Open to Readers! The life of Harriot Stuart
Open to readers The House By The Churchyard

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Post by ej400 » March 6th, 2019, 8:53 am

I have noticed that Chapter 4 is very long, at 9,159 words. I don't know if your planning to break it into two parts or not. It would take over an hour to complete, (depending on the reader of course), but it would probably take me an hour & 15 minutes to read.

Also, are you planning on including word counts?

Thank you
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Post by cowguy02 » March 6th, 2019, 8:54 am

ej400 wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 8:53 am
I have noticed that Chapter 4 is very long, at 9,159 words. I don't know if your planning to break it into two parts or not. It would take over an hour to complete, (depending on the reader of course), but it would probably take me an hour & 15 minutes to read.

Also, are you planning on including word counts?

Thank you
Elijah
I have gone over that. I feel like it could be choppy but you could always record in two parts then edit them together in audacity.
-Luke Castle
READERS NEEDED!!! Only 10 Sections till to the catalog we go. Freckles
12 sections just abandoned! Men Like God's
Open to Readers! The life of Harriot Stuart
Open to readers The House By The Churchyard

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Post by ej400 » March 6th, 2019, 8:56 am

Alright, works for me :thumbs: <thumbsup>

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Post by m8b1 » March 6th, 2019, 3:24 pm

I'll MC for you. Be back in a bit with the MW!

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Post by cowguy02 » March 6th, 2019, 3:26 pm

m8b1 wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 3:24 pm
I'll MC for you. Be back in a bit with the MW!
Yay! :clap:
-Luke Castle
READERS NEEDED!!! Only 10 Sections till to the catalog we go. Freckles
12 sections just abandoned! Men Like God's
Open to Readers! The life of Harriot Stuart
Open to readers The House By The Churchyard

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Post by m8b1 » March 6th, 2019, 3:45 pm

Alright, the MW is ready. I've entered the first couple of titles as an example of how to fill them in. Since you have done DPL'ing I'm sure you won't have any issues with the MW.

I took the "Version Two" out of the file name and the intro/outro. It will be on the catalog page with the title, but that is the only place it will need to be.

As for Chapter 4, it was done as one file in the other version, and ran a little over an hour. It should be alright as long as the reader isn't super slow. :-)

If you have any questions, let me know. Have fun!

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Post by ej400 » March 6th, 2019, 6:34 pm

Thank you Maria! I'm excited to start :D <smile>

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Post by cowguy02 » March 6th, 2019, 8:04 pm

m8b1 wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Alright, the MW is ready. I've entered the first couple of titles as an example of how to fill them in. Since you have done DPL'ing I'm sure you won't have any issues with the MW.

I took the "Version Two" out of the file name and the intro/outro. It will be on the catalog page with the title, but that is the only place it will need to be.

As for Chapter 4, it was done as one file in the other version, and ran a little over an hour. It should be alright as long as the reader isn't super slow. :-)

If you have any questions, let me know. Have fun!
Okay I filled it out so is this when you move us out to Readers Wanted?
-Luke Castle
READERS NEEDED!!! Only 10 Sections till to the catalog we go. Freckles
12 sections just abandoned! Men Like God's
Open to Readers! The life of Harriot Stuart
Open to readers The House By The Churchyard

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Post by m8b1 » March 7th, 2019, 5:48 am

Over to Readers Wanted!

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Post by johnrupp » March 7th, 2019, 6:31 am

I'll be glad to start it out with reading Sections 1, 2 & 3.
John Rupp

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Post by cowguy02 » March 7th, 2019, 8:18 am

johnrupp wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 6:31 am
I'll be glad to start it out with reading Sections 1, 2 & 3.
John Rupp
Hi welcome to LV! I have put those sections on hold for a few until you finish your one min test. This is NOT a audition just a way to make sure your tech specs are in order and that we won’t have any issue cataloging your recordings. Here is the link Click Here

After that please let me know that you have done the test and how you want to appear in the catalog. I'll need you name or a pen name, and any web address you want added. Then I can give you those sections and we can get you started!

Again welcome to LV and the project!
-Luke Castle
READERS NEEDED!!! Only 10 Sections till to the catalog we go. Freckles
12 sections just abandoned! Men Like God's
Open to Readers! The life of Harriot Stuart
Open to readers The House By The Churchyard

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