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Publisher's Summary

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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By Charles Floading on 06-19-08

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.

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By Adam on 12-27-05

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.

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By Howard on 02-18-12

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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By Ms on 09-23-16

An Decent Introduction

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This is a reasonable starting place to introduce yourself to the concepts surrounding the 'monomyth' & explore some of the core archetypal characters that make a story come to life. This is all based upon the ideas pit forward by Joseph Campbell & have a breathable pace.

If you’ve listened to books by Christopher Vogler before, how does this one compare?

He has a laid back casual & relatable way of communicating.

Could you see Using Myth to Power Your Story being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Not exactly, but any Hollywood movie worth its salt will go through the 'monomyth' pretty much verbatim. The Wizard of Oz & Star Wars being two good examples (George Lucas was aware of & influenced by Joseph Campbell).

Any additional comments?

For anyone who is interested in the flow & craft of a story, myth, or legend.

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