The writer's journey: mythic structures for storytellers and screenwriters

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M. Wiese Productions, 1992 - House & Home - 289 pages
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The Writer's Journey is a guide to the patterns of mythology that lie nestled in all narrative writing. Based upon the work of Joseph Campbell, it offers the reader a set of useful myth-inspired storytelling paradigms and step-by-step guidelines to plot and character development. One of Hollywood's top studio heads made the rough draft of this book required reading for his executive staff.

"..the perfect manual for developing, pitching and writing stories with universal human themes that will forever captivate a global audience". -- Jeff Arch, screenwriter Sleepless in Seattle

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User Review  - ftmckinstry - LibraryThing

I've read many books about writing, but none like this. This book was a turning point. It deepened my approach to the writing process through a place I loved and understood. It gave me a new, powerful lens to see through. Read full review

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User Review  - brbpowell - LibraryThing

This book was extremely helpful. It's one that I'll refer back to when I feel like my plot isn't gelling Read full review

Contents

A Practical Guide
13
The Archetypes
33
Hero
39
Copyright

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