Mystery Factory

THE ULTIMATE MYSTERY RESOURCE

MOTIVE: WHY

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why1There is really only one motive for murder which underlies all other apparent motives.

TO BE IN CONTROL

From this root numerous off shots can grow. For the sake of getting a grip on the mystery we will divide the motive down into three situations even though they all apply, in greater or lesser degrees, to any crime. The three basic motives for murder that we will use are:

Passion, Power and Revenge

The motive is stabilized within the

CLASSIC STORY FORMULA:

Desire, Opposition, Conflict, Conflict Resolution.

The Desire, Opposition and Conflict are what makes up the MOTIVE for the crime.

The Resolution is the crime

CONFLICT

There are three basic kinds of conflict:

1. Man Against Man

2. Man Against Nature (or Conditions)

3. Man Against Himself.

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