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The Hero's 2 Journeys Speech

The Hero's 2 Journeys

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Publisher's Summary

Make your story the best it can be on two levels. Hear each superstar teacher present his unique approach to story telling.

The "Outer Journey" is the essential structural principles driving every successful plot. Each brings years of practical experience and extensive research to story structure, character arc, and how to give your story greater commercial appeal. Full of specific examples.

The "Inner Journey" is the deeper storyline that makes a story truly great. Hauge's view: The Hero moves from hiding within a protective identity to experiencing his or her true essence. Vogler's view: The Hero's inner need is invisible at first, but is revealed to the Hero by the end of the story. Full of specific examples.

This is ideal listening for all writers (including screenwriters, novelists, and playwrights), actors, filmmakers, studio executives, game designers and developers, storytellers, and anyone with a passion for movies and stories.

©2003 Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler; (P)2003 Writer's AudioShop

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    Michael 10-03-16
    Michael 10-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great for new writers"

    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.

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    Idaho Storm 07-20-16
    Idaho Storm 07-20-16

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    "Another hit out of the park!"

    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.

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    Kindle Customer LA PLATA, MD, US 07-08-16
    Kindle Customer LA PLATA, MD, US 07-08-16
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    "Short but packed with information"

    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.

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    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 05-27-16
    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 05-27-16 Member Since 2012

    Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.

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    "Really Good Seminar"

    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!

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    Bolaji O - Chief Storyteller at BraveLittleHeroes .com USA 02-04-16 Member Since 2016

    Incredible Stories. Inner-Credible Kids.

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    "Great for storytellers of all kinds"

    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!

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    Eric I. Schneider SE Colorado, USA 08-04-15
    Eric I. Schneider SE Colorado, USA 08-04-15

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    "inspiring, erolling, practical"

    I will listen to this over and over again, for as long as I wish to watch and write wonderful movies.

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    Brad 07-15-15
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    "Systems to storytelling"

    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.

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    Andrew 05-06-15
    Andrew 05-06-15
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    "Best Advice"

    simply the best advice out there for aspiring screenwriters. Would recommend this as the essential book any screenwriter must listen to

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    Amazon Customer 04-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Short and to the point, loved it!"

    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.

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    Judith E. Prueitt Dallas, Tx 03-13-15
    Judith E. Prueitt Dallas, Tx 03-13-15 Member Since 2014

    Enjoying life, taking time to be myself, trust me it's a hoot!

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    "makes other story telling books seem blah"

    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

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