The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers by Christopher VoglerThe Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers by Christopher Vogler

The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers

byChristopher VoglerIllustratorMichele Montez

Paperback | November 1, 2007

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The udated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editons of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a 'classic' for screenwriters, writers, and novelists.
Title:The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For WritersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:407 pages, 9.08 × 6.1 × 1.26 inPublished:November 1, 2007Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193290736X

ISBN - 13:9781932907360

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The book every writer should have! Everything you need to know about story telling, the hero's journey and and all character archetypes you must look for when you're writing.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Storyteller's Bible! Whether you're developing a 30-second television commercial, a 2-hour movie, or a 1000-page book, the fundamentals of storytelling never change. The Writer's Journey was a game-changer for me...never before had anyone explained the fundamentals of good storytelling so clearly and enjoyably. The book itself reads like an attention-holding novel and while you know the inevitable outcome of the story, you are spellbound at what the next chapter holds in store. Vogler breaks down the essence of a good story into its key moments--adapting the learnings of mythology scholar Joseph Campbell to modern media--and walks you through each of these moments in the eyes of the canonical hero. Throughout the telling, he punctuates the story--and proves his thesis--by highlighting seminal moments from movies and classical literature that we all know so well. By the time you have finished the book, you have an incredible understanding of every story you have ever read, watched or heard. That commercial I just saw had elements of Call to Adventure, Refusal of the Call, Meeting with the Mentor, and Crossing the First Threshold. That amusing anecdote I heard in the office clearly noted the Approach to the Inmost Cave, The Ordeal and The Reward. The Writer's Journey even caused me to pause and review events in my own life--my own journey. What have been my Calls to Adventure, my excuses for Refusal and the people who have Mentored me Across the First Threshold? The book (and a writing instructor) are mentoring me across the threshold of a new adventure right now. If you ever hope to communicate to an audience (big or small) and tell not just a series of facts but rather a story that enthralls your audience, then you would do well to check out this book and the author's web site (http://thewritersjourney.com). The Writer's Journey may define things in terms of writing, but it is truly a book about communicating, and doing it very well."
Date published: 2011-02-23