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Using Myth to Power Your Story Speech
Using Myth to Power Your Story
Written by: 
Christopher Vogler
Narrated by: 
Christopher Vogler
Using Myth to Power Your Story Speech

Using Myth to Power Your Story

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This delightful workshop covers how you can use the myths and fairy tales that link us all to give your story more oomph. Get ready to laugh while you learn, because the speaker is a natural storyteller and a witty observer of life. Whether you're creating a screenplay, a novel, a play, a computer game, a puppet show, or just an entry in your journal, your story will be richer, it will touch more people, and it will have more meaning and depth after you listen to Chris Vogler's talk.

Learn about:

  • The Hero's Ordinary and Special Worlds
  • The Four Major Movements of Any Story
  • The Cast of Characters: Hero, Mentor, Threshold Guardian, Herald, Shapeshifter, Shadow, and Trickster

    ©2002 Christopher Vogler; (P)2002 Writer's AudioShop

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      Charles Floading Brown Deer, WI United States 06-19-08
      Charles Floading Brown Deer, WI United States 06-19-08 Member Since 2005
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      "Use the Hero's 2 Journeys Instead"

      The ideas in this lecture are covered in "The Hero's 2 journeys." That lecture is a tag-team effort from Chris Vogel and Michael Hauge and covers much more ground. If you have already listened to that lecture and want more of Vogel's ideas, this lecture has a few extra details and a little more depth.

      19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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      Adam Sellersville, PA, USA 12-27-05
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      "enjoyable listen"

      I'm no writer, but I have some ideas that I want to turn into stories. In light of that, I thought this was informative. When I start putting pen to paper I will make sure to listen to this again, and take some notes.

      In addition, this gives new perspective to enjoying TV shows, books, movies, or other types of storytelling media.

      7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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      Suzanne Lucero LA PLATA, MD, US 07-11-16
      Suzanne Lucero LA PLATA, MD, US 07-11-16
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      "Another fine seminar."

      Like THE HERO'S TWO JOURNEYS, which Vogler did with Michael Hauge, this is a recording of a seminar. In this one, Volger goes into greater depth talking about-- and giving examples of-- the hero's journey, as well as some of the archetypal characters the hero meets along the way. He gives many examples from well-known films, although he stresses the way a novelist can use the same information in his or her book. One nice addition is that many of the attendees of the lecture were able to ask questions about applying what Vogler taught to their own stories. Very enlightening.

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      Chris B Wilde Studio City, CA USA 03-06-16
      Chris B Wilde Studio City, CA USA 03-06-16
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      "Enjoyable Must-Have for Character and Story"
      What did you love best about Using Myth to Power Your Story?

      Brilliant screenwriter and speaker. Packed with high-value facts, advice and examples.


      What did you like best about this story?

      Numerous writing examples with insights and details. Showed how to work with each required archetype and build them into compelling real life characters. Especially liked how one archetype can have traits of other archetypes.


      Which scene was your favorite?

      Live workshop recording had audience questions with helpful answers.


      What insight do you think you’ll apply from Using Myth to Power Your Story?

      Inspiring. Gave me specific guidance for my own work style.


      Any additional comments?

      I want to find more from this author.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      GameMaker Portland, OR USA 01-25-16
      GameMaker Portland, OR USA 01-25-16 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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      "Brilliant Lecture On Screenwriting!"

      This is a really brilliant lecture on screenwriting, with a focus on the "hero's journey" type of stories. Perfect for Sci-fi, which is my main interest. I'm able to immediately apply this lecture to my writing. If you're like me though, you'll definitely need to listen with a notepad and pencil though to get the most out of it.

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      Michael 09-18-14
      Michael 09-18-14

      Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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      "Excellent lecture with good points"

      Christopher Vogler breaks down his craft into easy to understand points and elaborates on them without causing any confusion or lack of fun. He is good and if you want to tell a story, then this lecture is worth listening to. My copy had a slight audio problem but the points got across nicely.

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      Salt Lake Joan salt lake city 04-11-13
      Salt Lake Joan salt lake city 04-11-13 Member Since 2010

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      "What a bargain"

      This presentation is taken from a Chris Vogler segment at a writer's conference. It is just fantastic, packed full of such good information that I took notes all the way through and of course laughed my head off at Chris's great sense of humor. I pray that Audible will do more "mini books" like this one especially on writing.

      1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Warwriter 1939 Providence, RI 05-05-12
      Warwriter 1939 Providence, RI 05-05-12

      Life's too short to read bad books.

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      "Interesting, but I knew this already."
      Any additional comments?

      I already knew most of what was discussed here and was already using it in my writing. I have 45 Master Characters and it drew pretty much from that book.

      2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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      "Great pace, illustrations and clarity"

      This is Mr Vogler's personal spin on Joseph Campbell's inspiring work - an audio-book which did everything I had hoped for.

      You'll probably find yourself running your own story-line alongside Vogler's model; a process which both exposes weaknesses and suggests solutions. His delivery is energetic, passionate and has a great lightness of touch - lots of good humor. He is a superb communicator.

      Truly riveting and highly recommended for anyone interested in how a good story works.

      5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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