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January 24, 2014

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Molly Farley

on 24 January 2014

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Transcript of January 24, 2014

Quick Review of "Trifles"
Let's pinpoint some of this business, yes?
A Mysterious Beginning...
Using what you know about mysteries, we're going to write the opening 2 paragraphs of a mystery.

1 p: Describe the setting. Where is it? What does it look like? (You might introduce/describe a character)

2 p: Hint at but DON'T SAY a crime that was committed (doesn't have to be murder!) MUST introduce character (suspect, witness, detective).

Review of the Week!
Writer's block
Watershed Moments
January 24, 2014
Bell Ringer

Since you might not get your 15 minutes
of class finished because I am collecting your notebooks, I just want you to write. What's on your mind? Maybe you'll make a list. Write a short story. Describe something. Freewrite. Write a poem. Be real; be creative!
Mystery Elements
Red Herring
The night air isn't just chilling, tonight. It slides through me like a needle- cold metal that pierces every layer of my skin. But I pay little attention to it as I pace on the patio behind my house. My mind is on other things on this November night.
I should be thinking about what my family is doing for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Instead, I'm thinking about how I'm going to tell them Neil is missing.

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