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Mystery writing workshop

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  • 1. PLANNING & WRITING MYSTERIES!
  • 2. CRIME
  • 3. THRILLERS = ACTION & SUSPENSE
  • 4. MYSTERIES = WHODUNNIT?
  • 5. MYSTERIES = WHODUNNIT?
  • 6. CRIME
  • 7. • The What = Crime • The Who = Suspects/ Investigators • The Why = Motives • The How = Method • The When/Where = Setting
  • 8. MYSTERIES = WHODUNNIT?
  • 9. • The What = Flag • The Who = Suspects/Three Kids • The Why = Motives • The How = Research • The Where = D.C.
  • 10. • The What = Jaguar Cup • The Who = Suspects/Three Kids • The Why = Motives • The How = Research • The Where = Costa Rica
  • 11. Planning a Mystery
  • 12. Planning Mystery
  • 13. LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY! CRIME
  • 14. LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY! SUSPECT 1 MOTIVE SUSPECT 2 CRIME MOTIVE SUSPECT 3 MOTIVE
  • 15. POSSIBLE MOTIVES -Greed/Need -Love -Revenge -Framing someone -Fame -Power
  • 16. LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY! SUSPECT 1 INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE MOTIVE SUSPECT 2 INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE CRIME MOTIVE SUSPECT 3 MOTIVE
  • 17. POSSIBLE MOTIVES -Duty -Fame -Adventure -Idealism -Proving innocence -Love -I want my stuff back
  • 18. LAYING OUT CLUES Clues => Suspect #1 False clues => False suspects (Logical explanations)
  • 19. What? Who? Why? HOW????
  • 20. RESEARCH: The How?
  • 21. The Where: Setting
  • 22. RESEARCH: Setting
  • 23. How might your mystery’s setting inspire plot & theme?
  • 24. LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY! SUSPECT 1 INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE MOTIVE SUSPECT 2 INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE CRIME MOTIVE SUSPECT 3 MOTIVE How & Where – Research &
  • 25. PLANNING & WRITING MYSTERIES!