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Post by msfry » February 23rd, 2020, 6:17 pm

How To Write Short Stories, with examples, by Ring Lardner (1885 - 1933).
Here are 10 humorous short stories by Ring Lardner (March 5, 1885 – September 25, 1933), an American sports columnist and short-story writer best known for his satirical writings on sports, marriage, and the theatre. His contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and F. Scott Fitzgerald all professed strong admiration for his writing. ( Wikipedia and Michele Fry)
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    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Project Code: 1ldwZPIP
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Ring Lardner) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_Lardner
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 21
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    • Original publication date (if known): 1924
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    Genres for the project: Short Stories; Sports Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: bc will add later please keep visible for now

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BC - msfry (Michele Fry)
MC - ToddHW (Todd)
DPL - msfry (Michele Fry)
Cover - msfry
Last edited by msfry on February 26th, 2020, 10:30 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Coffee Break Collection #28 - HOBBIES

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Post by ToddHW » February 25th, 2020, 2:33 pm

I can set this up.

EDIT: all set.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by msfry » February 25th, 2020, 5:13 pm

Thank you, Todd. So excited to see this get going. It's a funny one. I will set up the MW tomorrow. :D :D :D
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Coffee Break Collection #28 - HOBBIES

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Post by williamjones » February 26th, 2020, 9:59 am

Please allow me the sections 5 and 6, see'in as hows I"m from Indiana
Bill:
For the programmers of the world:

if you looked up "RECURSION" in a dictionary
the definition should read "see RECURSION".

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Post by msfry » February 26th, 2020, 10:01 am

Thanks, Bill from Indiana! I'll put you in for Alibi Ike, sections 5 and 6. I'm going to fill in the MW today, and upload our duet too!
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Post by msfry » February 26th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Sections 3 and 4 are uploaded, a duet starring Bill Jones and Michele Fry . . . . . acting like the unsophisticated hicks we AREN'T! :lol:

We'll have to wait for a PL'er to come along for these two.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/howtowriteshortstories_03_lardner.mp3 31:18

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/howtowriteshortstories_04_lardner.mp3 23:11
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Post by ToddHW » February 26th, 2020, 4:04 pm

Looks like you are off and running, so I have moved this to Readers Wanted.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by msfry » February 26th, 2020, 5:04 pm

Thanks, Todd. Did you add OPEN to the title? I haven't seen that before, just FULL when there were no more openings. Does it help attract readers?
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Post by ToddHW » February 27th, 2020, 12:19 pm

Oh, yeah. That's what I have to do in the Dramatic Works forum where the OPEN and FULL projects are all together in the same forum. Fixed.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by JeffDueck » March 13th, 2020, 11:34 pm

Hello. I would like to read Champion chapter 5.1 and 5.2 please. This is my first recording with librivox. I have already put up my one minute test. Thank you.

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Post by msfry » March 14th, 2020, 6:37 am

JeffDueck wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 11:34 pm
Hello. I would like to read Champion chapter 5.1 and 5.2 please. This is my first recording with librivox. I have already put up my one minute test. Thank you.
Hello, Jeff. I listened to your 1 minute test and made notes on it, and now I will put you in for 5.1 and 5.2. As this is your first Librivox contribution, we'll need you to specify a name you'd like to appear in the LV catalog. HINT: I use my Real Name, Michele Fry, others use their username (e.g., msfry), and others use something else (e.g. Michele T. Fry, MicheleFry, IggyPoo or whatever you'd like your friends to search you by in our Home Page search box). This is the name that will appear next to each chapter you read and on any solos you record, and once chosen, can't be changed on any catalogued project.

This only needs to be done once, then you'll be in our catalog!!!!!

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So, welcome to Librivox and I look forward to listening. Lardner is a fun guy to read.
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Post by kwpapke » March 14th, 2020, 11:12 am

I would like to claim:

7 4.1 The Golden Honeymoon 3589 words, end after "that we had our first card game."
8 4.2 The Golden Honeymoon 3278 words, Begin at "Hartsell and his wife"

--Kurt

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Post by msfry » March 14th, 2020, 3:27 pm

Hello, Kurt. Welcome to the project. 7 and 8 are yours. Have fun with it! :D
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Post by kwpapke » March 16th, 2020, 4:46 pm

I am prepping for the Golden Honeymoon and really like it. I am going to be a bit greedy and make a claim for:

1 1.1 The Facts 4303 words, end after "nearer the middle of the deck"
2 1.2 The Facts 4441 words, Begin with "Lots of other funny things.. . ."

even though I haven't finished recording what I have already.

Thanks!

--Kurt

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Post by msfry » March 16th, 2020, 6:40 pm

Ah, Kurt, you're hooked! That's very good. 1 and 2 are yours.

Don't make me regret it, ya' hear. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Looking for contributions to these themes:
Love Stories #3
Dreams Collection #2
Coffee Break Collection #28 - HOBBIES

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