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The Writer's Journey
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers | Christopher Vogler
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This updated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editons of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a 'classic' for screenwriters, writers, and novelists
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RebeccaLHoward
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Just what I asked Santa for. Words! ♥️

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bookcollecter
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If you want to write (including screenplays) get this book!

"The Hero archetype represents the ego's search for identity and wholeness"(29).

"All the villains, tricksters, lovers, friends, and foes of the Hero can be found inside ourselves. The psychological task we all face is to integrate these separate parts into one complete, balanced entity"(30).

RaimeyGallant Nice quotes! 1y
bookcollecter Thanks Rainey 😁 you should def read this 1y
Lauram Welcome to Litsy! 1y
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Quinndm
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"A book goes out like a wave rolling over the surface of the sea. Ideas radiate from the author's mind and collide with other minds, triggering new waves that return to the author. These generate further thoughts and emanations, and so it goes."

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TK-421
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I always write my first couple of drafts by hand, although I usually use a pen instead of these awesome pencils. 📝 #emojinov

CouronneDhiver Love those! 2y
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manifestsanity
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Behold, the Monomyth! Whose current reads or #NaNoWriMo works in progress fit this formula?

JazzFeathers Well, can't say my story oerfectly match the firmula, but it's close enough. Besudes, l plan to address structure only after l'll have written the first draft 😉 2y
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manifestsanity
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Any fellow writers out there getting revved up for #NaNoWriMo? I'll be doing some edits and rewrites this month. Maybe start a new project. A coworker recommended Vogler's manual. The writing is a little stiff, but it's a screenwriting guide with nuggets of Joseph Campbell's mythic wisdom sprinkled throughout. Need a little inspiration and a good kick to the pants. Might work.

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EclecticReaders
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Anyone participating in NaNoWriMo this November? Check out this list of books that came out of successful NaNoWriMos! Any of your faves on this list? Article: https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1072-24-books-that-won-nanowrimo?utm_source=... #NaNoWriMo

LiteraryinLititz I had no idea some of those books started from NaNoWriMo! I loved Fangirl. ☺️ (edited) 2y
Alicia @LiteraryinLititz me either!!! I loved Wool and Cinder! 2y
EclecticReaders @LiteraryinLititz @Alicia It's pretty interesting to see what can come from NaNoWriMo! 2y
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aeeklund
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Oh, and I accidentally got new journals, too... 🗒🖋 #oops

#indiebookstoreday #SEABookstoreDay #crashqueensdoSEAbookstoreday17

elkeo_TheBookDragon 👏👏👏 3y
KCorter 😍 3y
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rachelm
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#AWP approachth! Any #littens going to #AWP17 in Washington DC? I'd love to meet up with a Litsy Coalition while I'm there :) #writer friends, who will be there?

BookishFeminist I won't be at the conference but me and @TheNextBook are in DC. Have any free time? 3y
TheNextBook @BookishFeminist Yes! Let us know if you do. That would be awesome. 3y
rachelm @BookishFeminist @TheNextBook that would be fab! It's not until February so I'll keep in touch! 3y
BookishFeminist Please do! It'd be fun! 3y
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Magdawrites

Wonderful book about character building. It is inspired by Joseph Campbell's book, Hero with a thousand faces, that is exploring mythology, but Vogler uses these references explicitly as tools for writers.
P.S. The cover looks like the map from Westworld 😋🤔

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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OSChamberlain
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#Day14 of #AugustPhotoChallenge #UniqueFact: I don't know how unique of a fact it is on Litsy, but I guess something unique about me is that I'm a writer. In 2014, my first short story was published locally at a college literary arts magazine. It's titled, 'How to Tie a Shoelace' and it was an insanely proud moment for me.

Also, the story was published under my real name, Fernando Fernandez. I hadn't yet created the pen name O. S. Chamberlain.

LA_Mead Awesome! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Go you! That's awesome! 3y
Shemac77 That's wonderful! 3y
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TheWellReadOwl Very cool! 3y
Stephanie-Anne 😺👍Impressive! 3y
LauraBeth Wow - this is awesome 😀 3y
Autumn That's great! 3y
intothehallofbooks Yay! Congratulations, this is awesome! 3y
BookishFeminist That's super awesome! Congrats! 😀 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub It's completely unique and awesome. Congratulations! 3y
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jmkeene
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Just starting the book itself after the 1842 introductions and prefaces, but hopefully the content will be as fabulous as the artwork!

brendanmleonard This is one of the few practical writing guides I love. 3y
Texreader @jmkeene This page is gorgeous!! Are there more like it? It may be worth getting the book for this artwork! 3y
TheLondonBookworm That's beautiful, I want it just for the cover now! 😈 3y
jmkeene @Texreader The whole book is filled with illustrations. I turned the page from the one I posted, and there were two more drawings just as good. 3y
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jmkeene
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Yay for book mail! Two more for the ever-growing TBR pile... #TBR

MrBook Nice! Immediately on my TBR! 😊👍🏻 3y
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