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The Writer's Journey, third edition, is an indispensable guide to the inner workings of stories, to the ancient and deep-seated patterns of emotion that speak to us through the symbolic language of myth. Christopher Vogler, one of Hollywood's most renowned story consultants and teachers, expands his vision to show how storytelling evolved from sacred rituals and how its inexhaustible powers can be adapted to the needs of modern storytellers. New chapters on conflict, polarisation, and catharsis add dimensions to the core material of The Writer's Journey that is now THE MOST widely used book in the movie, TV, publishing, and computer gaming industries.

"Every time I start a project I re-skim a book called "The Writer's Journey" by Christopher Vogler. It is a reinterpretation of Joseph Campbell's works - "The Hero's Journey" and "The Hero With a Thousand Faces" - pointed toward practical writing advice. It is filled with things you already know, which is sort of the point, only lined up in highly helpful ways to construct your story. I read it for the first time at 18 and have used it for reference ever since" - Jason Segel in The New York Times.


 

Details

ISBN: 9781932907360
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 300
Edition: 3rd edition
Publication Date: 20 Nov 2007
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publication City, Country: Seattle, United States
Dimensions (cm): 22.9(H) x 15.2(L) x 3.2(W)
Weight (gm): 671

 

Reviews

"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, Sleepless in Seattle, One Fine Day, Contact, Author of Hello, He Lied"

 

Author Biography

Christopher Vogler, based in Los Angeles, is a veteran story consultant for major Hollywood film companies and a respected teacher of filmmakers and writers around the globe. He has influenced the stories of movies from The Lion King to Fight Club to The Thin Red Line and most recently wrote the first installment of Ravenskull, a Japanese-style manga or graphic novel.
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
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