How Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost builds the perfect mystery

The man who helped co-create cult favourite TV show Twin Peaks breaks down the most important components of telling a compelling mystery.
Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost has written a new book called The Secret History of Twin Peaks. (Getty Images)

Originally published on November 16, 2016

Mark Frost knows how to write a great mystery. After all, he is one of the creators of the cult favourite TV show, Twin Peaks.

So, with the return of Twin Peaks next year and a new book out by Frost called The Secret History of Twin Peaks, q asked Frost for some tips on how to write a compelling mystery.

"At the heart of life lies a mystery that everybody has to wrestle with," Frost says. "What the heck are we doing here? How does this world work and how do I fit?"

Listen above as Frost details the importance of archetypes, setting and how it all relates to self-discovery. Don't be afraid to wander into the forest that is your subconscious. 

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