Mansion House Mystery.
Lord Alfred Jenkins, a billionaire, has been found murdered in his mansion. The murder weapon: poison. But who did it? A famous detective is called to the scene of the crime. Write the story.
STUCK? Try this story starter:
Detective Lucy Smith looked down at the body of Lord Alfred Jenkins, slumped on the dinner table. Someone had definitely poisoned the ice-cream. But who? The problem was there were too many suspects. Ever since Lord Jenkins had changed the Will many of the family had a reason to murder him.
What happens next?
DID YOU KNOW? A famous detective writer who often wrote murder mysteries was called Agatha Christie. One of her most famous books is Murder On The Orient Express and features her famous detective Hercule Poirot.
What is Write – 30?
Write – 30 is a daily activity where you write non-stop for twenty minutes then check and edit your work for 10 minutes. You will be asked to write about different subjects and in different forms.
The writing should be done on lined paper in pencil if possible. Edit and check the work in pen. If you don’t have paper and pencil, use what you can. Even a computer.
Finding it difficult? What you can do to help:
- Always sit/work in the same place
- Always use the same writing tools
- Always turn the TV off
- No talking – it distracts thinking
- Always listen to the same piece of classical music when writing.
- Always set yourself a goal: count the number of words. Try to beat that number the following day.