The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

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M. Wiese Productions, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 326 pages
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.

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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  - 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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