I had the chance yesterday to speak to several middle school classes about writing mysteries.  Great fun!  I plotted a mystery with each class and we ended up with three very different and wonderful stories. Some of our characters included Will Catchem, James Blade and Farrah Jones.  Our mysteries featured a haunted camp, an amusement park that suddenly loses electricity and a sabotaged basketball team. talkingmb-1laughingmb1board