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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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2 out of 5 stars
By Fabian on 11-01-2018

What the hell, Audible?

The final "chapter" was a repeat of an earlier section. What the actual hell, Audible?

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4 out of 5 stars
By Charles Floading on 19-06-2008

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 11-07-2016

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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3 out of 5 stars
By Liz Scully on 29-01-2018

Live lecture

I've read widely on both the Hero's Journey and Chris Vogler's other work and this is a pleasant addition: a live lecture recorded at an event in Austin. He's fairly entertaining and the Q&A sections are interesting.

However the fourth chapter is a duplicate of the third chapter so this book is really very short for the money. I bought it ages back otherwise I'd have returned it. It seems shoddy to have released it with such a glaring error...

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5 out of 5 stars
By Howard on 18-02-2012

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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