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Interactive Mystery for kids
 
I'm working on a project Musical Mystery theater. We start out as a concert and the show turns into a who done it. It's for birthday parties for 7 to 12 year olds. We don't want to use murder, our themes are centered around the ocean,or wizzard/magic or a western cowboy theme. I'm having trouble coming up with plots and conflicts that are light yet interesting and fun. Just old fashion writers block. Could someone please help me! Many thanks Aquanomy

R Fromm - 12:47pm May 8, 2002 PST(#1 of 8)

If you want to have it "almost be murder", you can include mysterious disappearances that are resolved in the end. Last year I wrote a mystery called "Mystery of the Missing Bridesmaids", one could have assumed that they were killed, but in the end the were just detained to the point of missing the wedding, as a form of sabatoge. With a little work, you can apply this same logic to a kids theme.


Teen Witch - 03:20pm Jul 1, 2002 PST(#2 of 8)

It's true that kids can get scared by murder, but how about using kidnapping? Its not as scary...but definately misterious


Mystikal - 07:34pm Aug 11, 2002 PST(#3 of 8)

This site is confusing!


Fran Hinkel - 08:50am Aug 13, 2002 PST(#4 of 8)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Hi Mystikal,

Like anything new, it just takes a little getting used to. It's actually quite orderly. Is there anything I can help you with?


Bud Ingawfa - 01:06pm Feb 17, 2003 PST(#5 of 8)

You could check out the plots etc that Enid Blyton used for her famous five series. They were all mysteries but no murders. Scooby doo has a reasonable plot too ( must be they use it for every episode!!)


macgyvermagic - 04:13pm Mar 24, 2003 PST(#6 of 8)

Hmmm, see what you mean....

I'm a long time fan of "The Adventures of Shirley Holmes". I believe in all 52 TV episodes, there was only one skeleton and one death (someone fell of a building and mysteriously vanished - leaving discussion as to whether he was alien). Anyway you could check out the episode compendium for S1 to S3 at http://welcome.to/shirley_holmes

Hope I've been of any help. Mail me if you want to know more.


Jay Wood - 08:16am May 26, 2003 PST(#7 of 8)

Anyone know any sites where there are interactive murder or mystery games. Like the ones on MysteryNet, except i've read them all and i WANT MORE MYSTERIES!


Ronald - 09:11pm Aug 7, 2003 PST(#8 of 8)

How does one go about writing a mystery for kids. Where do I begin? What sort of mystery would appeal to 10 to 12 year old. Any suggestions?

Ronald

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