The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structures for Storytellers and Screenwriters

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M. Wiese Productions, 1992 - Performing Arts - 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  - KR_Patterson - LibraryThing

This book is actually for writing screenplays but applies so well for creating any story, and for life itself, really. I believe there is a well of truth in its pages. Like a treasure. I can't say enough. Honestly, I feel like I was looking through a pile of rocks and I found a diamond. Read full review

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User Review  - FourOfFiveWits - LibraryThing

A good breakdown of the writer's journey in excruciating detail using films for examples. I would of rather seen novels used as an example but this book definitely helped me rethink characters in my ... Read full review


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