EDITING [DR] Where There's a Will by Mary Roberts Rinehart - dlo

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jennlea
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Where There's a Will, by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876 - 1958)

Volunteers outside the USA: Mary Roberts Rinehart died in 1958. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
Minnie Waters has been running the Hope Spring health resort for many years with her father, Doctor Waters, when he suddenly passes away. The ownership of Hope Springs hangs in the balance when the will states the Doctor’s good-for-nothing grandson will inherit the resort but unfortunately, he is nowhere to be found. Minnie must try to save the spa with the help of family, friends, and actors while adhering to the strict demands of the will. While this book is not a typical Mary Roberts Rinehart mystery story, it is full of comedy, shenanigans, intrigue, and deception that is sure to keep readers entertained and wondering what will happen next! (Summary by Jenn Broda)
Source text (please DPL only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/330
Link to Scritps: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1p90CgO0kFfpOQ-mfC9ViETm9LOnfjq6z?usp=sharing
Character List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17-stvTKlYx5HSctXdtPz3ALZ4VjbtGqDB-OCxibsM4g/edit?usp=sharing

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Narrator/Editor: jennlea
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Final Chapter DPL: wib66

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Genres for the project: Dramatic Readings; Humorous Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: Mystery, cozy mystery, humorous mystery

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Last edited by jennlea on June 24th, 2023, 8:36 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Post by jennlea »

I am going to be narrating/editing for this DR as well as PLing the parts. Michele(wib66) has volunteered to PL the finished chapters

I have created a “Character List” document that includes a brief description of all of the characters and the amount of chapters they appear in along with the readers who have claimed each part. I am accepting any early claims that come in before the MW is set up. Claims for multiple parts are not being accepted at this time.

The list of characters can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17-stvTKlYx5HSctXdtPz3ALZ4VjbtGqDB-OCxibsM4g/edit?usp=sharing

Scripts can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1p90CgO0kFfpOQ-mfC9ViETm9LOnfjq6z?usp=sharing
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Post by LCaulkins »

oh, fun! Could Scott (SCaulkins) and I do Mr. and Mrs. Biggs?
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LCaulkins wrote: June 10th, 2022, 6:04 pm oh, fun! Could Scott (SCaulkins) and I do Mr. and Mrs. Biggs?
Absolutely! Thank you :D
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Post by silverquill »

Ah, so glad you are doing one of Rinehart's books! Such classics.
Wish I could take a larger role, but I'd be glad to play Dr. Waters.
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silverquill wrote: June 10th, 2022, 8:52 pm Ah, so glad you are doing one of Rinehart's books! Such classics.
Wish I could take a larger role, but I'd be glad to play Dr. Waters.
Thank you, Larry! That would be perfect :D
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Post by kristakz »

Can I read Tillie?
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kristakz wrote: June 11th, 2022, 12:56 pm Can I read Tillie?
She’s yours! Thank you!
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Post by dlolso21 »

Jenna,

I can MC this for you.

David O
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dlolso21 wrote: June 14th, 2022, 2:46 am Jenna,

I can MC this for you.

David O
Wonderful! Thank you! I’ll get the MW sorted out later today :)
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Got a start on the MW but finishing it will need to wait till this evening.
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Post by jennlea »

Alrighty! I believe I have the MW all sorted out and we should be ready to move over to Dramatic Works :clap:
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Post by MolehillMtn »

May I claim Julia Summers?
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Moving to Dramatic Works.
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MolehillMtn wrote: June 16th, 2022, 12:17 am May I claim Julia Summers?
Didn’t know it was my dream to have a DR dog, but here we are and yes it is…
Haha, absolutely! Thank you!!
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