Mystery Story Planner Structure Content Who? Devices One…day Where? Opening Why are they there and what are they doing? Characters choose to do something Build up Something happens that makes a problem (get lost/trapped, something is lost, hurt) Problem Then Speech “ _______ly “ said _____ Suddenly/However Unfortunately … Short sentences Show not tell Feelings Create suspense! Character speaks “ “ Asks a question ? Resolution What happens to solve the problem? (someone else helps, an object is found etc) Without warning Luckily Surprisingly How does the story finish Where are they? Eventually In the end Finally Ending Could end with a cheerful sentence ending in ! or a question?