How to Uncover a Mystery

  1. Let the mystery find you – something that piques your interest and unleashes your rabid curiosity.
  2. Research. This could be conducted through a variety of venues (library, internet, dictionary, interviews etc). Dig up as much info as you can on the subject/event. Collect clues.
  3. Follow all "leads" (pieces of info that cause you to head in new directions). Contact people involved.
  4. Get involved directly with the thing you are researching (for example, take a class, write to experts etc).
  5. Conduct a re-creation (of an object or event). Use maps, dioramas, photos, diagrams etc. Look at the situation from different angles.

(extract How to be an Explorer of the World – Keri Smith)

Richard Clague