Why We Recommend This:
"This will teach you story theory. It's a condensed version of Joseph Campbell's "The Hero's Journey," which is like 18,000 books. Okay, so maybe that's hyperbole. But still...this should be all you need."
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.