Course Content
Chapter 1: The Invitation
Start your story by writing about a retired detective who receives a mysterious invitation to a holiday home out in the middle of nowhere...
Chapter 2: The Village
The detective arrives in a village. It certainly doesn't seem like the sort of place for a holiday. And the locals don't look too pleased that they are here...
Chapter 3: The Investigation Begins
The detective begins looking for clues, but only becomes more confused. A disturbance in the night might provide some answers...
Chapter 4: In the Darkness
The detective follows something horrifying through the darkness and makes a chilling discovery...
Chapter 5: The Terrible Truth
The detective, shocked by what they have discovered, tries to make an escape. Sadly, someone has other plans for them...
Chapter 6: Escape or Capture? You Decide!
Does the detective make it out alive? You're the writer, so you decide!
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Want to know what I love about your story and what you could do to improve? Request my personal feedback and I'll be happy to read your story!
Creative Writing Kit! Write your own mystery…
About Lesson

Welcome, budding mystery writer! I hope you are ready to begin your writing journey?

Here’s how it works:

  • You story will have at least 6 chapters.
  • For each chapter there will be a worksheet.
  • In the worksheets, I will give you ideas for what could happen in that chapter.
  • It’s up to you to say exactly what happens and to make the story your own!
  • Feel free to adapt the ideas I have given you if you would like to. Be careful though; if you change it too much, you might find the story doesn’t quite fit together any more!
  • You might want to look ahead to the other chapters to get a sense of where the story is heading so you can decide what will work best early on.

What happens when I’ve finished?

Well, I would love to read your story and give you some feedback. It would be great to let you know what has gone well and what you could do to make the next story you write even better! 

Just ask a parent, carer or guardian to request feedback here and I will be excited to read your finished story 🙂

Good luck with your writing,

Tutor Dave (MA, PGCE)

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