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Using Myth to Power Your Story | [Christopher Vogler]

Using Myth to Power Your Story

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.
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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 Brown Deer, WI, United States 06-19-08
      Charles Brown Deer, WI, United States 06-19-08 Member Since 2005

      I make my living as a truck driver. I fill the space between deliveries with audio books.

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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.

      16 of 17 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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      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 Member Since 2008

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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.

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      Warwriter 1939 Central Falls, RI 05-05-12
      Warwriter 1939 Central Falls, RI 05-05-12 Member Since 2010

      Life's too short to read bad books.

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      "Interesting, but I knew this already."
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      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.

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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.

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