The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

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Michael Wiese Productions, 2007 - Performing Arts - 407 pages
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This edition of the well-known text on the connection between mythology and storytelling contains a revised chapter on the Star Wars series, new illustrations and diagrams, and new chapters (presented in the appendices) on life force operating in stories, the mechanism of polarity in storytelling, the wisdom of the body, catharsis, and other concepts. The book is meant for all types of writers and outlines guidelines for plot and character development, focusing on character archetypes and the stages of a "hero's journey," drawn from Jungian psychology and the mythic studies of Joseph Campbell. Vogler uses movies to give examples throughout. He is a story consultant for Hollywood film companies and teaches filmmakers and writers around the world.

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Great book for anyone interested in creative writing! - Goodreads
A decent reference for the mythic structure. - Goodreads
This is an amazing book for the new writer. - Goodreads
Use your own judgment. - Goodreads
Anyone aspiring to be a writer would benefit from this. - Goodreads
A great resource for any fiction writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lynne Handy - Goodreads

This book rates ten stars. Christopher Vogler is a story consultant for major Hollywood filmmakers and writers. In "The Writer's Journey," he gives credit to the work of Joseph Campbell ("The Hero ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sean Ward - Goodreads

The chapter on the Threshold Guardian is particularly poignant. I like that the guardian can be literal - like an army of flying monkeys (how literal is that?), or one's own anxiety. "These guardians ... Read full review

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