- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions; 3rd edition (November 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 193290736X
- ISBN-13: 978-1932907360
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 382 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Christopher Vogler is a veteran story consultant for major Hollywood film companies and a respected teacher of filmmakers and writers around the globe.
Top customer reviews
In many ways this is a guide not just for writing stories but for life.
When reading it I was amazed at how my life really was just one chapter after another and with some very predictable characters.
Although there are many points within this book that you may have instinctively grasped as a writer Christopher Vogler puts them into black and white and gives you a very clear understanding for why things do and don't work.
This is essential reading for anyone who wants to write.
1 star = abysmal; some books deserve to be forgotten
2 star = poor; a total waste of time
3 star = good; worth the effort
4 star = very good; what writing should be
5 star = fantastic; must own it and share it with others
SYNOPSIS from back cover: Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, this book provides an insider's look at how writers (both fiction and non-fiction) can utilize mythic structure to create powerful narratives. Writers will discover step-by-step guidelines for structuring plots and creating realistic characters.
First and foremost, this book delivered on what it said it would. The basic structure of a story along with essential and optional cast is presented here.
I really appreciated that Mr. Vogler kept things brief and to the point. Every section was only a paragraph or two and got to the meat of things. He didn't waste space with fifteen fillers as examples to support each and every point.
One of my writing groups recommended this as a great resource to keep handy and refer to at the beginning, middle and end of your story writing to ensure you have the essential ingredients in all marketable stories.
For those of you who hate any kind of structure that makes writing look like a formula, you need to open your mind. My two cents worth: If I'm going to spend the next several years or longer working on a novel (some of you know what I'm talking about) then I want to get some return for my effort. Mimicing some overall structure can only increase my chances of positive monetary return vs. a story that sits unpublished for my great great-grandchildren to read one day after I'm dead and gone. Hopefully you get my meaning. Get the book. It is a keeper.