Three Ways to Get Ideas for Mystery Stories

1  NEWSPAPERS: Not the headlines but the blurbs on back pages--Imagine how these    stories began and how they will end--Hunt for missing child--Fire in a national park--Food poisoning at a restaurant. 2  OBSERVE PEOPLE: Eavesdrop--On a train or plane--At a bar or restaurant--In a doctor's office--By the seaside. 3   YOUR OWN LIFE: Are you a teacher?  What's happening in the lives of your students?  Are you a receptionist?  Who calls your boss and why?  Are you a doctor?  What led to  your patient's condition? LOOK, LISTEN, IMAGINE, CREATE

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