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Mystery workshop

  1. 1. AND HOWTO DO IT,WHENIT COMESTOWRITINGMYSTERIES FOR KIDSNESCBWI –WWW.KATEMESSNER.COM
  2. 2. CRIME
  3. 3. Books with Mysterious Elements
  4. 4. PUZZLE MYSTERIES
  5. 5. THRILLERS =ACTION & SUSPENSE
  6. 6. THRILLERS =ACTION & SUSPENSE
  7. 7. ABOUT SUSPENSE…Readers have information.
  8. 8. MYSTERIES =WHODUNNIT?
  9. 9. MYSTERIES =WHODUNNIT?
  10. 10. CRIME
  11. 11. • TheWhat = Crime• TheWho = Suspects/Investigators• TheWhy = Motives• The How = Method• TheWhen/Where = Setting
  12. 12. MYSTERIES =WHODUNNIT?
  13. 13. • TheWhat = Flag• TheWho =Suspects/Three Kids• TheWhy = Motives• The How = Research• TheWhere = D.C.
  14. 14. • TheWhat = Jaguar Cup• TheWho =Suspects/Three Kids• TheWhy = Motives• The How = Research• TheWhere = Costa Rica
  15. 15. Planning a Mystery
  16. 16. Planning Mystery
  17. 17. CRIMELET’S BUILD A MYSTERY!
  18. 18. CRIMESUSPECT 1MOTIVESUSPECT 2MOTIVESUSPECT 3MOTIVELET’S BUILD A MYSTERY!
  19. 19. POSSIBLE MOTIVES-Greed/Need-Passion-Revenge-Framing someone-Fame-Power
  20. 20. CRIMESUSPECT 1MOTIVESUSPECT 2MOTIVESUSPECT 3MOTIVEINVESTIGATORMOTIVEINVESTIGATORMOTIVEINVESTIGATORMOTIVELET’S BUILD A MYSTERY!
  21. 21. POSSIBLE MOTIVES-Duty-Fame-Adventure-Idealism-Proving innocence-Love-I want my stuff back
  22. 22. LAYING OUT CLUESClues => Suspect #1False clues => False suspects(Logical explanations)
  23. 23. What?Who?Why?HOW????
  24. 24. RESEARCH:The How?
  25. 25. TheWhere: Setting
  26. 26. Setting Inspires Characters & PlotLunaVista, CA (Malaga Cove MS)
  27. 27. Setting Inspires Characters & PlotBoston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  28. 28. RESEARCH: Setting
  29. 29. How might yourmystery’s settinginspire plot &theme?
  30. 30. CRIMESUSPECT 1MOTIVESUSPECT 2MOTIVESUSPECT 3MOTIVEINVESTIGATORMOTIVEINVESTIGATORMOTIVEINVESTIGATORMOTIVELET’S BUILD A MYSTERY!How & Where – Research!
  31. 31. AND HOWTO DO IT,WHENIT COMESTOWRITINGMYSTERIES FOR KIDSNESCBWI –WWW.KATEMESSNER.COM

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