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The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
Your Price: $39.95 CDN
Author: Christopher Vogler
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 300
Pub. Date: 2007
Edition: 3rd
ISBN-10: 193290736X
ISBN-13: 9781932907360

About the Book:

Mythic Structure for Writers....

See why The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler has become an international best seller.

The Writer's Journey explores the powerful relationship between mythology and storytelling in a clear, concise style that's made this book a true classic for screenwriters and playwrights. It also provides valuable information about basic screenplay structure and character archetypes. After reading this book, you'll truly understand the art of storytelling. Required reading for movie executives, fiction and non-fiction writers, scholars, and fans of pop culture all over the world.

While working in the Disney story department Christopher Vogler wrote an influential seven-page studio memo, "A Practical Guide to The Hero with a Thousand Faces," on the myth-inspired Hero's Journey pattern – every story has a hero, and that hero goes on a journey. Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, the memo became part of Hollywood story legend and formed the foundation of his book. The idea of a set of useful mythological storytelling paradigms (i.e., The Hero's Journey) and step-by-step guidelines to plot and character development was quickly accepted by Hollywood, and his book, The Writer's Journey, graces the bookshelves of many studio heads.

This updated and revised third edition of The Writer's Journey provides new insights and observations from Christopher Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself.

What people say:

"This book is like having the smartest person in the story meeting come home with you and whisper what to do in your ear as you write a screenplay. Insight for insight, step for step, Chris Vogler takes us through the process of connecting theme to story and making a script come alive." — Lynda Obst, Producer: Sleepless in Seattle, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

"This is a book about the stories we write, and perhaps more importantly, the stories we live. It is the most influential work I have yet encountered on the art, nature, and the very purpose of storytelling." — Bruce Joel Rubin, Screenwriter: Ghost, Stuart Little 2, Deep Impact, Jacob's Ladder

"I teach sometimes, and always say that Chris Vogler is the first book that everyone's got to read." — Darren Aronofsky, Oscar-nominated Writer/Director: Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream

"Full of insight and inspiration…for both the amateur and professional." — Richard D. Zanuck, Producer, Alice In Wonderland, Yes Man, Big Fish, The Book of Eli, Driving Miss Daisy

About the Author:

Christopher Vogler is a veteran Hollywood story consultant known the world over for his landmark book The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers. He began his career as a documentary filmmaker for the US Air Force's space program. After graduate studies at the USC film school, he entered the Hollywood studio system as a story analyst and eventually became a development executive at the Fox 2000 production unit of 20th Century Fox. He currently is a story consultant to major studios, directors and stars. He is also known as a teacher and lecturer, beginning with the UCLA Extension Writers Program and then developing workshops that he has presented all over the U.S. and around the world.

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