Using Myth to Power Your Story

  • by Christopher Vogler
  • Narrated by Christopher Vogler
  • 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Speech

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


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- Liz Scully

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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- Howard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-09-2002
  • Publisher: Writer's AudioShop