The Writer's Journey

The Writer's Journey

Mythic Structure for Writers

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David Brown Book Co
See why this book has become an international best seller, and a true classic.
See why this book has become an international best seller, and a true classic. First published in 1992, The Writer's Journey explores the powerful relationship between mythology and storytelling in a clear, concise style that's made it required reading for movie executives, screenwriters, scholars, and lovers of pop culture all over the world. Writers of both fiction and non-fiction will discover a set of useful myth-inspired storytelling paradigms (ie. The Hero's Journey) and step-by-step guidelines to plot and character development. Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, The Writer's Journey is a must for writers of all kinds interested in further developing their craft. The updated and revised second edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself.

Baker & Taylor
Shows how writers can use mythic structure to give coherence and weight to both narrative fiction and nonfiction

Ingram Publishing Services
In 1993, "The Writer's Journey" became one of the most popular books on writing of the last 50 years. Now, the second edition provides new insights and observations from Vogle's pioneering work in mythic structure for writers. 7 illustrations.

See why this book has become an international best seller, and a true classic.



First published in 1992, The Writer's Journey explores the powerful relationship between mythology and storytelling in a clear, concise style that's made it required reading for movie executives, screenwriters, scholars, and lovers of pop culture all over the world.



Writers of both fiction and non-fiction will discover a set of useful myth-inspired storytelling paradigms (ie. The Hero's Journey) and step-by-step guidelines to plot and character development. Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, The Writer's Journey is a must for writers of all kinds interested in further developing their craft.



The updated and revised second edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself.

Publisher: Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, c1998
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780941188708
0941188701
9781932907360
193290736X
Branch Call Number: 808.2 VOG
Characteristics: xxii, 407p. : illus. ; 23 cm

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Feb 17, 2016

Christopher Vogler teaches the art of the screenplay using the concepts of Carl Jung as reflected in "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell.

On first impression, "The Writer's Journey" struck me as a reiteration of the familiar, just recapping what's been said before by Jung. But then I was moved to write down the 12 stages/3 acts of the narrative pattern; after all every storyteller from the oral-tradition fairytales to Shakespeare used it.

There's more here about "Star Wars" than I wanted to read, but the section on Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" contains the most succinct explanation of the postmodern mind I've ever read. The appendix "Stories Are Alive" was worth wading through the Lucas stuff to get to.

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