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iRead Sun2iRead

Every summer Napier Teens (from 11 years up) may participate in iRead, a summer reading programme designed to be more individually-driven than the children's one.

Participants are given a review booklet to keep track of their reading throughout the holidays. As they read they write reviews, as briefly or as fully as they like. After completing three reviews they visit the library and are allowed to pick a brand-new book from among our varied selection of holiday programme prize books. Participants can earn two books in any one week, and these are to keep, a reward for the reader’s work and an incentive to keep reading.

Through the summer we also hold events for participants.

 

Amanda's Three act Structure Notes

Plotting with a Three Act, Eight Sequence Structure

 

ACT 1

ACT 2 a

ACT 2 b

ACT 3

 Ordinary World

 

Inciting Incident / Call to adventure

 

Fun and Games (can fit anywhere in this act)

 Pinch Point 1

 Meeting the Mentor (can fit anywhere in this act)

 Grumpy

 

Pinch Point 2

 

Storm the Castle

 

Rally the Troops

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  Refusal of the call/debate

 

Break into Two

 

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Gathering the team (can fit anywhere in this act)

 

Midpoint

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All is Lost/Black Moment

 

New Plan

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Final Battle

 

Resolution

 

Plotting with a Three Act, Eight Sequence Structure

 

Remember I said that authors distract themselves with food? Well, turns out we also distract ourselves with things that are fun. Like Pride and Prejudice (as opposed to my revisions that are due today and are NOT so much fun!). I must add, in case you think I’m a super smart kind of person – that I just happen to be re-watching the BBC Colin Firth version for the gazillionth time so it’s particularly fresh in mind!

 Anyway, here is a super fast Pride and Prejudice overview – well, my take on it and obviously people debate this stuff ALL the time. But it definitely gives an idea of how cool it is to know story beats!

 (Though there are more things I would put in if I’d covered them in the workshop. Also, there’s a whole layer of the romance that I haven’t bothered to add in – but it slots in too). Enjoy xoxo

ACT 1

ACT 2 a

ACT 2 b

ACT 3

 Ordinary World

 Longourne with sisters and parents

 

Inciting Incident / Call to adventure

 Mr Bingley is moving to Netherfield Park. Call is that he must want a wife!

 Fun and Games

Balls, dancing, courtship rituals, dresses!

 

Pinch Point 1

 I’m torn! First thought was Wickham, but actually Mr Collins’s proposal is a threat to Lizzie and a reminder of her difficult circumstances

 Grumpy

Lizzie didn’t sneak into Permbely but she feels like she did (crossing moral lines)

Mr Bennet not heeding her advice over Lydia

Pinch Point 2

Wickham and Lydia running away

 

 Storm the Castle

Lizzie has hope and finds out the truth about Darcy’s involvement

 

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 Refusal of the call/debate

Mr Bennet will not seek an introduction

 

Break into Two

When Lizzie walks to Netherfield to visit Jane (moving from one world to another! Cool, huh!

 

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Gathering the team (can fit anywhere in this act)

Their aunt and uncle who take Jane to London and Lizzie to Derbyshire. And Charlotte Lucas

 

Midpoint

The proposal and THE LETTER! (no turning back for Lizzie now!)

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All is Lost/Black Moment

Family in ruins. Reputations all tarnished. No hope

 

New Plan

Lydia has been found, not as bad as it seemed

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Final Battle

Confronting Darcy and her feelings

 

 

Resolution

 Kissing. Of course!!

 

 

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