This workshop is great for people who are forming ideas for a novel or screenplay. The structures that Hague and Vogler talk about aren't cumbersome or limiting--they actually help you to go deeper and generate exciting characters and story lines. And the fact that it's only three hours makes it short and punchy, so that you can get to work as soon as you've finished listening.
The audio is very good, considering it's a recorded workshop.
I've heard Hauge live twice, and Vogler is a great addition. To me, the concepts presented here BC make "keeper" books and movies - the ones which stand out.
This audio book is actually a recording of a seminar given by Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler. Although geared toward screenwriters, it is also invaluable for novelists as it helps map out both the plot (the outer journey) and the theme (the inner journey) of a story. They give examples from several movies, most notably The Firm and Shreck, though several others are mentioned, to illustrate their points. I listened to it several times and even took notes. This is the type of information writers need in order to make their stories resonate with their readers, whether they write screenplays or novels.
Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.
This is a recorded seminary by Hauge and Volgler where they talk about "The Hero's Journey", and then supplement that by talking about a second "inner journey". I really liked it, great great stuff, and is already helping me.
My only complaint is at the end Vogler tried to tie the "inner journey" idea back to his "Writer's Journey" thing, and that was pretty lame quite frankly. He couldn't give credible examples that made any sense, so that fell flat. That was a wasted 15min or so, oh well, still definitely worth it though!
Incredible Stories. Inner-Credible Kids.
I enjoyed the contrast between Michael and Christopher's teachings.
Christopher has more steps, intricately woven together, while Michael delivers hard hitting insights in fewer steps.
Useful resource to listen to while writing!
I will listen to this over and over again, for as long as I wish to watch and write wonderful movies.
I loved this. I've listened to it over and over. I'm a producer. When I work with a writer, and I can't figure out what it is that's missing, I listen to this again with the particular script in mind. It helps me recognize where we can improve the story.
This is a great book for any writer, director or storyteller of any kind. If you are serious about making meaningful stories, you need this.
Very nice and compact presentation with LOTS of great take aways. I m going to be reading more about both presenters, they are masters at storytelling.
Enjoying life, taking time to be myself, trust me it's a hoot!
I've read many books on writing, and it's hard to go back to point and shoot books on stories and how they should be approached